Change Management Best Practices

This KB outlines some basic guidelines for maintaining Change Management best practices.


  • Files CRs for Production Services
  • Files CRs for significant Non-Production changes
    • Version Releases
    • Non-routine configuration changes
    • Support and Handling Changes
    • Documenting changes to test/dev environments
  • Not filing CRs for inconsequential/insignificant changes


  • Files CRs in with more than enough lead time (versus just in time filing)
    • Normal CRs are filed at least 48 hours before implementation
    • Limit amount of Emergency CRs filed


  • CRs clearly define scope of work
  • CRs clearly indicate impact to services/CIs
  • CIs are linked approprately to CR
  • Completes CR following implementation
    • Mark Actual Start/End Dates
    • Set as Complete


  • Stakeholders are updated reliably
  • Additional communication (if necessary) is completed
  • Communicates any unknowns or additional risks that are discovered directly to Change Manager

Other references:

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DoIT Operational Framework - Section 3.0 - Change Management

Keywordschange management best practices operational framework change request   Doc ID116466
OwnerRamsay B.GroupITSM
Created2022-02-03 10:35:17Updated2022-02-03 10:45:15
SitesDoIT IT Service Management, DoIT Staff
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