Change is inevitable, and for every change occurring, a corresponding adjustment is in order. The scope of adjustment varies depending on the situation or environment where the change occurs. In the context of industries, an organized and systematized adjustment is in order especially if the change is going to affect every tier of the work flow. This critical adjustment structure is called change control management.

Change Control Management

Change control management is especially essential in the manufacturing sector which operates based on a chain of related production flow. For instance, a new law phasing out tin containers will definitely call for a corresponding change not only in the packaging department, but also adjustments in operation cost estimates, advertising, unit itemization and pricing.

Change control is also closely associated with Information Technology (IT) migration (like software updates, change in technical services providers and platforms) to ensure that changes are properly installed and the affected segments of the technology infrastructure have adopted to the needed technical shifts.

projectmanagementEffective change control management entails informed decision-making on what aspects of the organization should adopt to a change to minimize cost and disruption of work or service.

Change control management involves a six-step process which may vary according to the situation of the work environment. The steps include Recording or Classifying, Assessing, Planning, Building or Testing, Implementing and Closing or Gaining Acceptance of the new process.