Chapter 7

Change Control Management

Abstract

This chapter describes Change Control Management that can be instituted to control the changes made to the application. The entire processes, including approvals, change control software packages, workflow, moving changes to production, exceptions, and testing changes, are outlined.

Key Words

Change Control Management; approvals; workflow; Change Control Board; production; Sarbanes-Oxley; SOX; exceptions; testing changes; regression

Virtually every software application in existence is affected by changes. It’s possible that a very small application could still be running on a DOS or UNIX machine somewhere that hasn’t been changed in decades, but that would be the most extreme of exceptions. For the typical ...

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