Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Control Over Change Management

To say that change is inevitable is more than a cliche. Nevertheless, it remains a constant factor in the world of IT and of course in the world at large. Coping with change is one of the biggest challenges of management and in IT one of the serious risk exposures. Good control over change management remains a priority for most IT Managements.

But change control cannot be managed in isolation. It is so important and pervasive that it needs to be swept into the bigger management picture.

That's why a paper released in  2009 by IBM remains relevant today. IT sets out 5 CIO challenges that can better be met with better Change Control Management. The paper shows the tight relationship between the CIO's job and change control. For that reason it's worth a read or a re-read. It's on this site.

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