14.1 The PRINCE2 approach to the Change theme
The purpose of the Change theme is to identify, assess and control any potential and approved changes to the baseline.
Change is inevitable during the life of a project and every project needs a systemic approach to the identification, assessment and control of issues that may result in change.
Issue and change control is a continual activity, performed throughout the life of the project. Without an ongoing and effective issue and change control procedure, a project will either become unresponsive to its stakeholders or drift out of control.