What’s a Change Management Plan Template?
O ur change management plan template is designed to assist the planner in developing a subsidiary plan to the project management plan. As it relates to the project management body of knowledge, change management concerns changes to the project scope, to all baselines, project plans and documents. Its primary function is to define the process for monitoring and controlling change on the project.
Effective change management is critical to project success. Changes to scope don’t just affect schedule. Change can affect budget, quality, human resource requirements and risk. By monitoring and controlling change, we give our projects more opportunities to succeed.
The change management plan is best developed during the initial project planning stages. By having an approved plan in place, the project will be better positioned to finish on schedule and on budget.
The free template below guides the project planner through defining change, setting up a change control board and describing the change control processes. It also includes links to a free change request log template and a change request form template.
Who Creates the Change Management Plan?
The change management plan is created by the project manager. He or she often receives input and final approval from other project stakeholders.
What Are the Inputs?
Inputs to developing the change management plan include organizational process assets.
How Is It Used?
The change management plan is used to define the processes and procedures used to monitor and control change on the project. When a request for change is contemplated, the change management plan governs what steps must happen before the change is considered and before it becomes approved and implemented.
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