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The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 4th Edition by Jeanette Cabanis-Brewin, Paul C. Dinsmore

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CHAPTER 29

Organizational Change Management

D. ALLEN YOUNG, PMP, PM SOLUTIONS

“Change management” can mean many different things to different firms and the people who work for them. To the software developer, it usually means managing version control and scheduled promotion of new or modified software components from a test, quality assurance, or the staging platform to the production environment on the “go live” date. To the project manager, it typically means managing scope, and having a solid scope change management process in place to evaluate the schedule and budget impacts of scope change requests to the project, including review, approval, and re-baselining steps, to help prevent “scope creep.” While those types of change management are ...

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