A critical component of project monitoring and control is change management. As business requirements and operating environments change all the time, the project manager has to manage change throughout the software development cycle from acquisition,
supply, development, operation, and then maintenance. The guiding principles, techniques, and tools for change management are discussed in this chapter.
Automated Tools for Change Management
There are different classes of automated tools for each type of change management. Each class of tools is discussed separately in this section.