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Searcy St, Darwin NT 0800 | Level 6, 601 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000[email protected]| 2.3 – Analyse and forecast impact of changes to the schedule By the end of this chapter, you should be ableto: ➢ Explain the meaning and processes of a change control system ➢ Outline key issues to be considered when analysing and forecasting the impact of change ➢ Summarise what IA means and entails. Change management Change management is a process in which potential changes to your project are formally introduced and approved. The process should involve everyone that may be affected by the implementation of the change and take everything into account; for example, the environment, the strengths and weaknesses of the project team and the competition. Thoughtful planning and sensitive implementation are necessary. Any change that is introduced should be achievable, realistic and measurable. Change control system When stakeholders submit a change request during the process of your project, they should do so using the change control system that you decided on at the start of your project. You should have already have planned for possible changes and should have change control systems in place. Control systems are formal processes that are developed at the start of a project and used to ensure any changes are introduced in a controlled manner. Your change control system may include a sequence of six steps: ➢ Record ➢ Assess ➢ Plan ➢ Build and test ➢ Implement ➢ Gain acceptance.
Business College at International House RTO Code: 91109 CRICOS 02623G Level 1, 203Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000 | Floor 1, 237 Oxford St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022 3Searcy St, Darwin NT 0800 | Level 6, 601 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000[email protected]| Analysing and forecasting the impact of change Once a change has been requested, you must assess and predict the impact that it will have on all aspects of your project, including your schedule. In order to achieve this, you may wish to discuss the potential change with everyone that will be involved. This will allow you to gain an insight into the impact of this change from all perspectives. Consider the following questions: ➢ Does the change support your overall project plan?