A Target Approach for who should Manage Change

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(in production), the Application Owner should be on this CCB.  Typically, the members of this CCB should include the same members as those that managed the Requirements baseline stream for the project (including the Application Owner).  

Production 

Applications (3 applications contribute to the release

Release Manager (assuming there is someone assigned to manage the incoming pieces from the different applications), Application Owners, Project Managers and key Project personnel.   Typically, the members of this CCB should include the same members as those that managed the Requirements baseline stream for the projects and application.  

Summary

The next time you are in a position to establish a CCB, consider using this approach and examples above.  Identifying the items that need to be managed and the workplace level in which the items live may help you identify the best choice of key members for a CCB who can most effectively assess the impact of a change and are empowered to make a change.  Also, if you are working on a CCB that is having a difficult time implementing or managing change, consider the composition of the group and determine if the appropriate personnel are on the CCB.  

Change Management will always be challenging.  It will never be easy at any of the levels mentioned above.  However, including the appropriate level of personnel on the CCB may provide one-step forward into more effectively managing change. 

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