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Change Control

Change Control is the ongoing process of communicating, coordinating, scheduling, monitoring, and controlling changes to the entire WVU Health Sciences Center Information Technologies Services environment. Through this process, we carefully and critically analyze the impact of all proposed changes, determine if such changes should be made, and then systematically and logically coordinate the implementation of these changes.

Change control protects the production data processing environment from changes that are potentially disruptive, harmful, or have “unacceptable risk” associated with them. Additionally, it provides a centralized source of documentation for all changes to the production and testing environments. (Note: All individual workstations are exempt from this standard. This document only applies to enterprise wide applications, equipment, etc. Please see “Change Control Exception / Exemption Section” for other exemptions related to this change control document)