Change control board

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In software development, a Change Control Board (CCB) or Software Change Control Board (SCCB) is a committee that consists of Subject Matter Experts (SME) and Technical Chiefs, who will make decisions[1] regarding whether or not proposed changes to a software project should be implemented. In short, any changes to the Baseline Requirements agreed with the client should be taken up by project team on approval from this committee. If any change is agreed by the committee, it is communicated to the project team and client and the requirement is baselined with the change. The change control board is constituted of project stakeholders or their representatives. The authority of the change control board may vary from project to project, but decisions reached by the change control board are often accepted as final and binding. The decision of acceptance of the changes also depends upon the stage or phase of the project. The main objective of CCB or SCCB is to ensure acceptance of the project (deliverable) by the client.

A typical change control board consists of the development manager, the test lead and a product manager. In few of the cases the client representation is also done in CCB to ensure the acceptance of the deliverable.[2]

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