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Change Control Process
Anything which is base lined (first formal version on wards) will have to follow the change control process. For example, any changes to scope document version 1.0 will have to follow the change control process.
The first step in the change control process is to raise a change request (CR)
The Change Control Board (CCB) or the person designated by the CCB conducts an impact analysis of the change, identifies all the impacted items and conducts a cost benefit analysis.
If the CCB is unable to justify the change, they drop it and inform the source of the change request about the reasons for not incorporating the change.
If the CCB is able to justify the change, they approve the change and it is allocated to the designated person to incorporate the change.
A change Request (CR), which is approved for incorporation is known as the approved change request.
A change request (CR) which is rejected by the CCB is known as a rejected change request.
After the incorporation of the change, the CCB verifies the incorporation of the change and release it for use.
Communication is sent to the originator of the change about the successful incorporation of the change.
Irrespective of whether the change is incorporated or not, a communication goes back to the originator of change.