The Hard Side Of Change Management Case Study

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Bibliography 1
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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So, DICE score of 7 to 10 is likely expected to succeed and all other scores are deemed to be risky. Providing scores to each of the four factors is going to be done by a human involved in the project. So, the scores should have a tint of bias in it. That bias removal from the formula is unaccounted by the author. Once the bias is removed, the prediction of project outcome can be trusted …show more content…
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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.
Bibliography 3
Garryson, Wynn. (2005, October 25) Enzine Article. Communicating Change Management: Change is the Same as It Always Was. Retrieved from

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