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Seven R’s of Change Management Checklist

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Seven r’s of change management are seven simple questions you can use to help assess change-related risk and even help gauge how effective your change management process will be.

Alleviate tensions with change management tools to reduce problems that might arise during a change in a process, change of staff or even software upgrade or change.

The Seven R’s of Change Management is a checklist to identify important points that need to be addressed when considering a change to how the business runs.

Answering the Seven R’s questions can provide insights and allow you to assess and measure change risk.

Seven R's of Change Management Checklist


Who raised or suggested the change?

Keep track who suggested and called for the change as they may have some insights or evidence . 


What is the reason for the change?

Understand why the change is needed with evidence and any arguments regarding the reason for the suggested change.


What return is required from the change?

What will be the desired outcome if the change is implemented? What benefits  can be expected?


What are the risks involved in the change?

All changes involve an element of risk. The main question that needs answering is: how much risk and potential severity of that risk?


What resources are required to deliver the change?

Are the sufficient resources available and what new resources amybe required?


Who is responsible to create, test and then implement the change?

Clear allocation of responsibilities in terms of who will do what.

CLARC or a  RACI matrix can help determine who should have the responsibility and be accountable for which tasks.


Relationship between this change and any other changes?

Will this change effect another proposed change?

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