I have recently been tasked to create a Change Advisory Board. Here is the general purpose of the Change Advisory Board:
- A group of people who are tasked with evaluating changes to the IT environment.
- CAB is focused exclusively on reviewing Change Requests for risk and unintended consequences, and advising the Change Manager of their findings and recommendations.
- It’s not uncommon for Subject Matter Experts to be called in to help review and advise on specific Change Requests because of the nature of the Change.
The change advisory board is a flexible process that can be tailored to fit the needs of your company. The important thing to remember is you need to stick to the process and make sure everyone affected by the creation of a change advisory board understands what the process is. That will ensure that production is stable and impacts are kept to a minimum. I will be sharing more information on the change advisory board as I move forward in the process.