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Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing
Know this practice guide published by PMI:
Another hypothesis is:
I hope this process you are involved in will be a success
As a counterpoint (complementary but not necessarily identical), I might suggest looking at Lean Change Management (https://leanchange.org/) as a potentially lighter weight alternative to a traditional ADKAR or Kotter-based change approach.
It might be a better fit if the rest of the project is following an adaptive/agile approach.
Change management is a component of configuration management. If you search for configuration management, the SEBOK (Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge) has a nice simple flow chart in it of the basic process from Blanchard and Fabrycky 1999 which is a $200 text book most people don't want to buy. Another search term would be "change management DODAF".
Change management as a whole can be very involved. Within a given organization, there can be many different change management processes depending on the nature of the change, such as whether it was a customer request or internal proposal, change prior to or post-release, do delivered products need updates as well, etc.
Massive thanks for all your help everyone.
Those resources look extremely useful so I'll be going through them tonight. I might also check with the PM and see if there is any preference of which approach I take.
Also thanks Keith for the search term suggestion, i found part of my problem is not knowing exactly what to search for so this will come in super handy.
Will keep you all updated.
Quick update, I've gone through all the resources that have been suggested (thanks again everyone), and at this point I'm going with the ADKAR approach using Luis's link above.
The PM seems happy with what I've got so far so things are looking good. I'm still undecided about the best way to structure my documentation, but at least now I have some understanding of what to look for etc.
You also have a wealth of material to peruse here on our community at https://www.projectmanagement.com/Topics/Change-Management/
Hope this helps!
Ok so after going through all the resources suggested by everyone here and doing quite a bit of digging myself I found that the resources mentioned here were invaluable for me to get my head around what's involved. After hours of cramming I feel like I have at least a basic grip on things and I understand what's required and what the change manager would expect to be handed over to them after a month of work.
I ended up making my own template which I put together by merging various sections of these two docs:
https://hr.berkeley.edu/sites/default/file...ent_toolkit.pdf and https://www.betterresults.co.nz/services/c...ement-template/
I'd like to thank everyone here for their help, I'm definitely a lot less worried about the handover now than I was a few days ago.
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