Change Management: The Hard Side Of Change

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Sirkin, H. L., Keenan, P., & Jackson, A. (2005, Oct). The Hard Side of Change Management.
The author states that the four factors that determines the success of the change control policy. They are duration, Integrity, Commitment and Effort. Author explains the importance of each of the above factor with an example. A small project led by an expert, collaborative team, with excellent top management will put in very low effort to any change policy, will succeed and vice versa.
Author clarifies on how duration is perceived negatively in the top management and how it should be handled. Author states that the longer it takes a change policy to be implemented with additional steps of periodic checks, milestones etc., it will be successful.
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All though change control policy should also give additional issues of maintaining service packs for operating systems and applications. A company’s failure to observe the needed updates for their operating systems and applications could result in a security aspects.
Change control policies typically covers a lot in the industry. Depending on the size of the company, it may be necessary to create more than one Change Control Policy. In the case of larger companies, it might be best to have a change control policy for each environment like production, staging, and development.

This article concludes that Change control policy is crucial in all organizations in terms security prospective. Failure in Change control leads to vulnerabilities and lost time in resolving issue more than once. Without the knowledge of change control policies leads to opportunity to unauthorized users to damage the system. The process of implementing control policies for change is continuous, like the changes to an environment.
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Garryson, Wynn. (2005, October 25) Enzine Article. Communicating Change Management: Change is the Same as It Always Was. Retrieved from
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(2015). Policy Change Control Board in Security policies and implementation issues (Second ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
In the topic Policy Change Control Board, the author provides the procedure to assess the policies and make recommendations for change. The need of change control board is noticed by the author. The need to establish change control board and the need to have change management board is explained. The rationale the author uses to prove the importance is a list of business drivers. The author articulates various business drivers to have a change control board in place. The various responsibilities of the change control board are also explained.
The CAB (Change Control Board) depends on the size of the organization. The value of having such a board should not outweigh the value that a change control would bring to the organization. The author should have also articulated some examples on how the necessity of having a CAB is neglected in the business and what impact it had on a business. A case study of what happened to the businesses that neglected the CAB would have been more impactful.

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