Changes to IT applications (or infrastructure) must be scheduled and communicated well in advance to identify dependencies and to avoid risks to the production environments. The Forward Schedule of Changes (FSC) is the document used to communicate change plans to the organization. Use this template to:
- Track the list of approved changes and the proposed implementation dates.
- Provide visibility to key stakeholders on the status of changes being introduced in the production environment.
Ideally, the FSC should be part of an automated configuration/change management or IT service desk solution. If such a solution does not exist, use this template as a starting point.
This downloadable tool is associated with the research note, " Change Management: Integrate It into Your Process Portfolio."