Software Change Management – Keeping up with the New Demands of the Target Market

Software applications keep on evolving. With a lot of different software applications being launched on a regular basis for various functions and purposes, competition is really getting stiffer as new demands were created for the target market. Having this in mind, developers need software change management to determine what change needs to be encouraged, as well as what innovations need to be granted and disapproved.

On every change process, the software developers and project management must be clear enough as to why, what, when and how to carry it out. Therefore, changes made into the software must meet the standards of the customers, and should be aligned with company’s business structure. Such changes are brought about by the following factors:

(a) Planned software development
There are certain instances wherein software requirements and specifications change to keep up with the rest of the pact. Upgrades on different system platforms done by external sources could result to factors that will hinder the program from working as designed. This is the reason why planned development efforts must be implemented while also taking into consideration the cost to apply changes in the system.

(b) Unexpected problems
Problems discovered during software development initiatives are just normal but spending time to resolve them is an added effort. It is a good thing to realize though that it would be better to anticipate such problems to occur that would eventually lead to a working software application.

(c) Enhancements
Ideas to further improve the system are good. It would even be great if these significant ideas will come to reality as enhancements are essential in project development success.