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Download a Change Request Template. This is a FREE Change Request Template in Word and PDF.

Managing Project Change

Projects are all about change and at some point during the project lifecycle it is highly likely that something in the project plan, business case or project deliverables will need to change. It might be that a change is needed to add a feature to a product, to fix a defect or a mitigating action to manage a risk might require a change to the project approach. Change can happen for a many reasons and it is ok for things to change, even with the best laid plans.
Managing Change Requests
The key is to manage the change by documenting it and analyzing the impact on the project. This Change Request Template is the perfect tool to ensure changes are successfully managed. It includes the change description, the reason for the request, the options that have been considered and an analysis of the impact.
Manage changes on your project with this FREE Change Request Template!

This is a FREE Change Request Template in Word and PDF. The template is fully editable with Word and can be converted or changed to suit your project requirements.

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Field Description and Tips to Complete

Project Details

Project Name
Enter the Project Name and reference ID. .
Change Request ref:
Unique identifier for this change.
Date of Request
Enter date of this change request.
Requested By:
The Person requesting the change.

Change Request Details

Request Description

Describe the change being requested. Be as specific as possible. If appropriate include technical details, diagrams, and a 'before and after' description. Include the reference IDs of impacted Product Descriptions.

Reasons for this Change Request

Describe the reasons and purpose of this request (what is the business or technical driver). Explain the impact of the change request on the Business Case. For example the change may be required to manage a risk that if realized could prevent the project realizing a key business benefit.

Options considered to implement the change

Document the options that have been considered and reviewed by the team.

Impact of each option (Cost, Scope, Schedule, Quality)

For each option, explain the impact on Cost, Scope, Schedule and Quality. See the Iron Triangle for more on Project Constraints.

Chosen solution

Explain which option has been chosen and why.

Approval Signatures and Dates

List the Change Request Approvers including name, job title, signature and date. Typically the change approvers will include the Change Manager, Project Sponsor, Project Manager and the Risk Manager.

Notes to help you use the Change Request Template

This document is a template for a Change Request Template. The template includes instructions, and fields that should be replaced with the values specific to the project.

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