The Amendment Management Process

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Modification Management could be a critical piece for corporations. Giant companies rely on it for anything that affects their production environment. However what is modification management the least bit? Change Management is the method that kicks in when a change is made to the assembly surroundings of a business. For the matter of this article we tend to can use an Data Technology related case to explain Modification Management.

Company "A" uses modification management to keep track of changes to its net servers. The amendment management method conjointly allows to tell all internal business units and departments of the upcoming amendment to the net servers and what elements of the business are suffering from this change. The change management process is started by the decision to update the internet servers with a more moderen version of the web application. The web site administrators, the QA department and also the developers have finished the ultimate testing of the new application update and now it is time to travel live.

The website administrator starts the method by writing down the purpose of the modification and what steps are needed to finish the task. He conjointly describes the impact to internal and external users and that departments of the business may be affected (example: external client service). The description of those tasks for the update are sometimes high level and not too detailed. The reason for this is often additional to tell the business concerning the change and not to list an exact a way to little by little guide.

Once the website administrator has finished the initial change management request form (electronic or hardcopy) it goes up one level to his direct manager and together with his approval the change management request is being distributed among departmental points of contact that are outlined in an earlier process. The various departments and business groups review the change management request to judge the impact to the department or group. If no impact is visible or if a potential impact is already addressed and lined within the modification request the department or cluster approves the modification management. If a doable impact isn't addressed the cluster or department denies approval and ask for additional data or how the problem in question  can be addressed. Approval for the amendment request goes to "pending".

Once all problems are addressed and figured out and each necessary approval has been submitted the modification management request awaits yet one more step - CTO (Chief Technology Officer) or CIO (Chief Info Officer) approval may be required. This process makes certain that a data of changes that affect the business is formed and that each cluster, every department and also the business management are aware of what's going on.

Some critics see amendment management as a method that slows down the flexibility to act quick when needed. Others see it as assurance for continuing business success as department A might not understand how massive the impact of a proposed modification is to department B.

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This article was published on 2010/12/10