Change Management Plan


Leverage this six-page Change Management Plan template to define change and establish the change control process. It supports development of a subsidiary management plan.

This Change Management Plan template provides for development of a subsidiary plan which becomes a part of the Project Management Plan. In general terms, it defines what constitutes change and establishes processes for controlling change. More specifically, it:

  • begins with a section that captures relevant project information;
  • provides for the identification of project roles and responsibilities, as they pertain to project change management;
  • establishes the Change Control Board;
  • prompts the Project Manager to describe what constitutes change;
  • prescribes the change control process and defines categories of disposition by the Change Control Board;
  • captures assumptions, issues, and risks that are identified while planning change management;
  • includes a section for including relevant project documents for approval; and
  • includes a section for Change Management Plan approval.

Who Creates the Change Management Plan?

Typically, the Project Manager develops the Change Management Plan. Effective planning accounts for the input of various project team members, other stakeholders, and the project sponsor.

What Are the Inputs?

There are numerous inputs to the development of a Change Management Plan, including the project charter, the project management plan including all baselines, organizational policies regarding change, and more.

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