class: center, middle # Change Management Maintaining the orderly evolution of a project after launch --- # Agenda 1. [Overview](#overview) 1. [Five Phases](#phases) 1. [Conclusions](#conclusions) --- name: overview # Overview -- ## Concept Change management is the streamlined approach to handling changes in software. Changes are typically required for one of a few reasons: 1. New features 2. Bug fixes 3. Maintenance due to changes in dependencies --- name: phases # Five Phases -- ## Concept Work on any given change request goes through each of several phases 1. Submission 1. Validation 1. Assessment 1. Feasibility 1. Implementation --- template: phases ## Phase 1: Submission Most change management systems allow their stakeholders to submit '**change requests**' using a form. - The form is often filled out in response to stakeholder feedback - All metadata details of the change request are logged - date/time, author, type, status, etc. --- template: phases ## Phase 2: Validation The change request is then determined to be valid or invalid and the result is logged in the change request document. Common reasons for invalidity of a change request: - high-level business reasons - duplicate of previous change request - results from end-user or stakeholder misunderstanding of product functionality --- template: phases ## Phase 3: Assessment The time, effort and ultimately cost of implementing the change is estimated. - this is usually handled by the development team. - includes estimates of work for all components/systems that may be impacted by proposed changes --- template: phases ## Phase 4: Feasibility Is the change worth doing... now? Questions typically asked to help answer that question: - what is the impact of **not** making the change? - what are the benefits of making the change? - how many end-users will be affected by the change? - what is the cost of making the change? - when is the proper time to implement such a change? --- template: phases ## Phase 5: Implementation If deemed feasible, the developers implement the change the usual way. The status of the change request is updated as necessary. --- name: conclusions # Conclusions Thank you. Bye.