Practical Change Management
That requirements will change is a given. How you plan for and manage that change is crucial. Think about what you want to accomplish with your change management, what you want to protect yourself from, what you want to avoid, and then put in place the practice that makes sense for you.
Having a tool that will
- allow anyone to enter a change request
- maintain information associated with the change to help with its evaluation
- track the request
is a good start, but not sufficient.
You must also have a process in place to
- review and triage change requests, evaluating both their importance and impact (to schedule, ultimately)
- place the accepted requirement changes (or new requirements) into the requirement baseline for the proper release
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