You might start your project with clearly defined goals and milestones. But if you stick to the plan and ignore changes that happen outside of your window, you might end up with a product that fails to address your current business needs.
Change is inevitable, so a clear change control process is essential to ensure the success of your product.
The approach to managing changes is closely related to the software methodology you are using on the project. Agile methodologies are quite flexible and embrace changes from the start while a more traditional Waterfall model has difficulty adapting to the changing requirements.
In this guide, I’ll explain how the change process works on different kinds of projects and offer a simple step-by-step procedure you can use to handle changes even with the most inflexible methodologies.