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Introducing a new change freeze process?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:12 pm    Post subject: Introducing a new change freeze process? Reply with quote

I'm starting a new CM role and processes maturity seems to be a key thing for me to look at. They will be having a change freeze & period of enhanced change control either side of it. Any experience of introducing a robust process appreciated!
I'm thinking: identify key business & IT stakeholders. Comm to them about these periods & that they will be required to review any submitted RFCs for approval during. Initiators to identify any known RFCs needed during that period & have them raised 1 week before? Rest would be rejected unless business need, risk minimal, due diligence etc documented in the RFC. Then they would go to an e-CAB for approval by identified stakeholders?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Change Freeze usually means no Changes except under extremely rigorous conditions

You as the new CM needs to define this first

And then distribute to all stakeholders and change raisers to concur

And then once agreed manage it like it is the reason for being

Only those that meet the conditions get processed

Report to mgmt.
Report to stakeholder

Vulgar: This is where CM separates the sheep from the goats and the wolf.

You are the wolf. You have senior mgmt to override you in accordance with defined process above otherwise.. you become a goat or sheep and are useless as a CM - no authority just a ticket punch checker
John Hardesty
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Change Management is POWER & CONTROL. /....evil laughter
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:06 am    Post subject: Change freeze template Reply with quote looking for some change freeze template. What are the exception to be captured etc. Appreciate all help
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