PROJECTS from JOBS to PROGRAMMES
Programme Office Specialists
CHANGE MANAGEMENT PACKAGE
Change Control is the process by which requested changes to a projects products or a project's support services are managed, authorised and implemented. Although Requests for Change are seen as 'Issues', as defined by Prince2, it is more effective to manage them separately. Requested changes always have the potential of an impact on Cost, Schedule, Quality, Resource or a combination of all these that may result in a requirement for detailed impact analysis and ultimately the creation of a work order.
Change Control in this sense should not be confused with document version control or any other form of configuration management.
The Project Manager is responsible for managing the process for his project. The Programme Office is responsible for managing the register and obtaining programme level reports.
A requirement for two distinct types of request for change usually exist within an organisation undertaking project activities:
The register, its associated procedure and request form allows for the management of both types of change request though a single change process.