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IT Project Management, 2nd Edition by Joseph Phillips

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9.2. Establishing Change Control

Change control is an internal process an organization can use to block anyone, including management, from changing the deliverables of a project without proper justification. Change control requires the requestor to have an excellent reason to attempt a change, and then the proposed changes are evaluated in regard to their impact on all facets of the project.

The change control system (CCS) is a documented, formal process for proposing, reviewing, and allowing changes within a project. The CCS presents the process of how changes are reviewed for their value, costs, schedule impact, risks, and feasibility. The CCS also has a method to enter, track, and record the approval or denial of proposed changes.

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