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Project Change Management

PROJECT CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Before we proceed for further discussion we must be aware that what “Project Change Management” is.

  • Therefore “Project Change Management” refers to the tools and processes which we use to manage change within a project and its project team.
  • People may change their minds, preferences with time or any point in between. But as a project process through time it is inevitable that some changes will affect the project so our requirements may also change.
  • BA should always be prepared to welcome Change Request. Whenever the change request comes from client the BA firstly should analyze the change request and then follow some steps:-
  1. Feasibility Study
  2. Impact Analysis
  3. Effort Estimation

 

FEASIBILITY STUDY:

Feasibility study is an analysis of the viability (possibility) of an idea. 

 IMPACT ANALYSIS:

Impact Analysis is nothing but identifying all the possible facts that needs to analyze.

  • Gathering information
  • Evaluating the collected information
  • Preparing a report to document
  • Presenting the results to senior management.

EFFORT ESTIMATION:
Effort Estimation is nothing but it implements the change in the project.

 

The Role Of A Business Analyst In Managing PCM:-

Some of the major steps need to follow before moving for change request:-

  • Understand the reason for the change
  • Understand the impact of the change
  • Understand the effort required to implement the change
  • Ensure that the change request follows the approval process

 

How To Manage Change Request:-

There are some steps which can help to manage change request mentioned below:-

  • Determine the span of the Change
  • Determine the span of Incorporating the Change
  • Gain Approval / Rejection of the Change
  • Communicate an Approved Change Request

 

Who Should Approve Change Request:-

Three Options for Approving Change Requests

  • Project Sponsor (Project Leader).
  • Project Manager
  • Change Control Board (CCB).

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