Elements of the Change Control Process
Record: The change is initiated by the client by a proper request for a change. The request is recorded and categorized by the change control process. The classification includes estimate of significance, effect, and complication.
Evaluate: The change is assessed by conducting a risk analysis, including evaluation of risks to the product and the process. All stakeholders of the change assess the justification of change, and the change is forwarded for planning purposes. The individual or group to introduce the change is decided.
Plan: The change is assigned to a specific individual or team for incorporation of the change in product or services. The plan is prepared for executing the change, including the regression plan, if the change needs to be canceled.
Build: The solution is built by the team and subsequently tested. The change is approved for implementation, including its schedule.
Implement: The change is implemented and later reviewed for evaluating the results of change.
Close: After agreement by the customer regarding the successful implementation of the change, it is closed.