Project Change Management Templates
Project change management is normally an IT service management discipline. The objective of change management in this context is to ensure that standardized methods and procedures are used for efficient and prompt handling of all changes to control IT infrastructure, in order to minimize the number and impact of any related incidents upon service. Changes in the IT infrastructure may arise reactively in response to problems or externally imposed requirements, e.g. legislative changes, or proactively from seeking improved efficiency and effectiveness or to enable or reflect business initiatives, or from programs, projects or service improvement initiatives.
Change management can ensure standardized methods, processes and procedures which are used for all changes, facilitate efficient and prompt handling of all changes, and maintain the proper balance between the need for change and the potential detrimental impact of changes. Because the impact of the change is so significant, it is advisable to use proven project change management templates to get the job done well.
Change management is a process used for managing the planned deployment of alterations to all configuration items, that are a part of a business’s live (“production”) and test environments along with any other environment that a business wants to have under change management. A change is an event that is:
- Approved by management
- Implemented with a minimised and accepted risk to existing IT infrastructure
- Results in a new status of one or more configuration items (CIs)
- Provides increased value to the business (increased revenue, avoided cost, or improved service) from the use of the new or enhanced IT systems.
Additionally, the project change management templates are used for more effective management of change processes involving:
- Communications equipment and software
- System software
- All documentation and procedures associated with the running, support and maintenance of live systems.