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This is a FREE template for tracking all of your changes during the project lifecycle. The aligns with the Change Management Plan and Change Request Form. In the PMBOK Guide (6th edition) it is part of 4.6 Perform Integrated Change Control.
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The contents of the Change Log Template in Excel

Project Details
Enter the:
  • Project number
  • Full project name
  • Date
  • Project Manager
  • Project Sponsor
Change details
  • Change ID - a unique identifier or reference so the change can be easily traced.
  • Date - the date of the change from the change request.
  • Requested by - the name of the person or team who requested the change.
Change request description
Describe the change. This could be copied from the change request form.
Reasons for the change
Describe the reason for the change. For example to resolve and issue or change the scope of a deliverable.
Select the status of the change. For example: pending, approved, rejected.
Progress of pending and approved changes / reasons for rejection
Describe the progress of the change. For example, in design phase or in UAT. For rejected changes explain why the weren't approved.
Actions related ot the change
Note down any further actions. For example, if the change request status is pending, what information is needed before it can progress to approved.

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Excel 97 - 2003 download - Change Log Template (.xls)

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