Effective change management is critical. When changes occur, businesses also need to understand impacts of each change.
Effective change management, from requests to implementation, requires a robust tool. Users must request a modification, integrate it, track it, and evaluate related impacts. This is a complex process to set up, and changes are often interrelated. Efficiency, impact measurements and time savings are key concepts. An automated tool calculating all impacts, transferring the right information to the right people and storing new technical data, including all versions, enables an effective change management process with full traceability.
Change management process
1. Issue identification for change
The change process starts when an issue has been identified and need to be addressed with a change to the product. It ends when the agreed-upon change is implemented.
2. Scope of change and impacts
Issue identification & scoping: Someone identifies a problem or issue and determines that it may require a change. The scope of the issue and its possible impact are estimated.
3. Change request creation
A change request is created to examine the necessity and feasibility of the change, to identify parts, components and documentation that might be affected, to estimate costs and to list the resources required to implement the change. The change request circulates for review and discussion among participants in charge and is modified as needed.
4. Change order creation
Once the request is approved, an order is generated, which lists the products and documentation being reviewed and changed
5. Change notification circulation
Once the change order has been approved, a notification is sent to affected individuals to let them know that the change has been approved and should now be implemented.
Change management benefits
Having an organized method of handling product change management reduces potential errors, minimizes development delays and makes it easy to get input from different departments and key suppliers.
Following good change management practices also provide businesses with a full document history of what changes have been made to a product and when they occurred.
Without a clear change management process, making a change to a product can set off a chain of costly, time-consuming and avoidable events
Effective change management
Lascom solution manages the process from its proposal to its implementation. Using Lascom change management features, decision makers benefit from an overview of impacts and can selct which ones they wants to apply. Once a change order is implemented, the repository is automatically updated. The former version is recorded an accessible through the repository.
Lascom change management module builds a folder composed of:
Minimize risk through effective change management
Lascom’s solution effectively manages change through its change management module which can be used to examine all impacts of any change, such as formulation, regulatory, packaging, customer specifications, costs, etc. and then develop simulated versions for validation and approval. This approach greatly enhances the visibility of change impacts, reducing costs, cycle-time, and risk.