Issues that generally affect projects are listed and explained below.
1. General issues occurs when delays, vendor problems, and any other project area that calls for a solution or an answer do not meet any of the other project issue management criteria.
2. Change requests are issues that require a process to evaluate, recommend, and implement changes that a stakeholder believes is necessary for a project. Sometimes the inclusion of change requests in a project is dependent on the funds available in a change request budget.
3. Off-specification issues are those that develop when the project is called upon to accomplish something not originally intended or a failure of the project to produce outputs that meet its quality requirements. An impact analysis should be conducted to understand all the factors involved in the off-specification issue and how the failure should be addressed.
4. Process improvements are project issues that potentially affect the project in a positive way when a stakeholder recommends ways to improve the business process of a project or new requirements that will enhance the value and viability of the project.
Issue project management uses issue logs and sometimes issue tracking software to make sure that issues are adequately processed.