The procedures for implementing change control management vary depending on the nature of the environment it is enforced. But basically, there are best practice procedures that make for an efficient and results-driven change control procedures.

First step involves the confirmation of the change needed and assessing the scope of adjustment and which segments are affected. A best practice in this area is categorizing the change into major, normal or minor change essential in setting work priorities.

Then, a formal request is made and given to concerned departments (like accounting for changes when new auditing software is used) or links (like suppliers for new quality requirements or volume delivery changes).

The next step would be identification of the change initiators and who would lead the implementation process and make judgments or decisions. In the IT environment, this is often assigned to the so-called SDU (Service Delivery Unit) team. For other environments, a new position such as Change Manager may be hired for the project, or a key staff can assume the Change Administrator position.

Before change template implementation, a best practice involves hiring the services of a third-party reviewer or board for the critiquing process, evaluating the procedures and plans from a non-attached perspective.

Implementation procedures are best kept simple and technical to speed up work flows such as utilizing Request to Implement flags followed by Authority to Implement flags to facilitate action even between remote or virtual managers for the necessary actions to take place immediately.