Change Management Terms

Definition of Change Board

A change board is a meeting by a group within the project – often on a regular basis – to consider new changes and to reach a decision – or make a recommendation – on changes that have been considered in detail.

The group will typically have representatives of the different relevant functional areas within the project (like project control, procurement, multiple engineering disciplines, HSE) in addition to the project manager or representative, and others.

For a large project with multiple discreet teams, there may be a central change board, and area change boards that consider change proposals from within their area, and pass up to the central change board changes which either have a cost above a certain level, or which may affect more than one area – this will depend on the authority matrix

There might also be site change board for smaller changes that only affected a remote site (for example a construction site far from the main project team).