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Re: [epf-dev] Renaming "Change Management" practice to "Basic Change Management"

Good dialog.  Bruce I wasn't inferring we were claiming copyright on "Change Management" but rather those people challenging your use of the term were. 

I like Ana's suggestion and Maciel's endorsement but also put forward one of my own that is a bit a narrower but maybe apropos to the limited content of this practice "Change Request Management".

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 2:08 PM, Maciel, Eduardo (Brazil R&D) <maciel@xxxxxx> wrote:

Hello all,

 

   I´m not sure if contributions are expected from non usual contributors, such as me, but I´d like to opine about this subject.

 

   I agree with Ana Pereira. In my humble opinion, Scope Management is the best term.

 

-          For most of people Change Management reminds a very strict and formal process.

-          By "managing the scope" one can understand it comprehends the management of changes also.

-          The type of change management most of lightweight processes implement is a different paradigm if compared to traditional change management and usually are nothing more than keeping the scope under control (tracking, creating or removing work items).

 

Regards,

Maciel

  

 

From: epf-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:epf-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ana Paula Valente Pereira
Sent: quarta-feira, 13 de agosto de 2008 14:09


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Subject: Re: [epf-dev] Renaming "Change Management" practice to "Basic Change Management"

 

what about Flexible ? ... Flexible Change or Scope Management? ... contrasting with traditional change management that seems to be more rigid ...

Ana

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 5:20 PM, Bruce Macisaac <bmacisaa@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Hi Ken,

I think the point is that without the qualifier, it makes it hard to name alternative change management practices.
In other words, if we have 3 change management practice alternatives, and one is called change management, it's hard from the name to know what kind of change management is being described
by the practice.  Also, it may seem unfair for us to claim copyright to "change management" - by adding some kind of qualifier, at least we are only claiming our brand of change management.
Another suggestion from Per is "Informal Change Management".
Is that better than "Basic"?

Note that this practice, as it stands, just has one task, which is to submit change requests, and otherwise changes are really being addressed as part of
work item management done by the iterative development practice.  It's not a traditional formal change management approach with a CCB and unique states for change requests.


Bruce MacIsaac
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I don't know I think you got it right the first time.  Firstly, I don't think its fair for any one group to claim copyright to the term Change Management. Secondly the term "Basic" is almost pejorative and somehow diminishes the importance of the practice (think about Basic Project Management, Basic Architecture etc).  Thirdly, I'm not sure we need a qualifier, one would think the context would be sufficient if we put "Basic" before one practice what does that mean about the other practices.

My $0.03


On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 3:46 PM, Bruce Macisaac <bmacisaa@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Chris Sibbald and I would like to make this change to address concerns raised by reviewers.

The basic concern is that they expected from the name that this would be a formal change management practice, and it's not.


See bugzilla:


 

 

 

243928



I plan to make this change tomorrow, so if there are any concerns at all with this, please let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks,


Bruce MacIsaac
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