Logically managing change beyond the development arena is increasingly important as the complexity of production escalates through the diversifying and accelerating interactions in the Production arena.
Change beyond Development
The Management of Change
The term Change Management is a contraction of
“management of the impact risks of proposed change”.
That highlights the ability required to recognize and understand what is at risk.
A change, by definition, also refers to a known current state and to a difference between the
current state and a desired future state.
Logically, that state can refer to any specific characteristic, including states such as:
formulation coherence range
The Impact of Change
The primary source of importance in a given state
is that it corresponds to an intended ability
such as a function, an operation enabled by a
function, or a production enabled by an operation.
In terms of value, a change to a state is significant
according to the influence the change will have on
the continued occurrence or presence of the ability.
Why Change Is Risky
Proposed changes to or within the production
environment have implications that get the direct
attention of management and that, on assessment,
influence the decision to promote or suppress the
Management’s concern is about the compatibility
of a recovery, extension or introduction of a
capability to the desired equilibrium of a systemic
intentional ability of an organization.
The organization in question is some configuration
of a workforce, whether small or large in scale, and
whether technological or human in composition.
Active as a coherent System, and relevant
to a known supported use case.
What is Production Change Management, and Why?
Specifically, the management of the proposed change
is: managing decisions about Resource Commitment
vs. Operating Risks related to the change.
The importance of a proposed change is what gets it
The issue decided in the management of the
implications is accountability: “how do we know
whether expending resource level X to handle risk
level Y is a good enough response?
Production Change management seeks to determine if
there is a “good enough for now” by looking for a
rational balance of the current resource and probable
impact to reach “good enough”.
The Operating System
The systemic ability of the organization refers to its operations, which include maintaining
their own “normal” persistence and resilience in the effective execution of a purpose.
Within that 3-dimensional state, a change can raise or lower any of those three attributes.
Because recovery, extension or introduction of a capability is always intentional, the focus
of change management is always on a potential future
impact of a designated further action against
a known current state.
The desired equilibrium is a specified objective:
a future state that can be either the same as or
different from any prior state.
The management effort respects the objective
when deciding on the way that resources will be
committed against risks to equilibrium.
System Status Values
Technologies continue to advance, in ways that support an exponential increase in the
variety and frequency of possible interactions between entities (people, tools, processes,
machines) that are already developed and not changing.
Their ability to interact spontaneously means that there is continual possibility of change
to the structural arrangement of production. They are the source of both resourcefulness
Consequently, in order to assume any predictability of meeting intent, behavior protocols
become increasingly necessary to specify and pro-actively defend.
“Rules of order”, thresholds, policies, agreements, and other aspects of governance
necessarily become monitored prerequisites in the conception and assessment of proposed
The potential scale and scope of complexity exceeds the ability to track them without