The program starts with the identification of a change.  The change is then subjected to a risk ranking procedure (discussed later).  High and medium risk changes continue down the path, while low risk changes can skip to the implementation step.

The change must be reviewed by a team leader/manager at this point to provide approval for the process to continue.

Further risk assessment is conducted at this point (as determined in the risk ranking procedure) and approval must once again be obtained to continue. 

The change has now been approved for implementation.  Prior to implementation, the change must be communicated to all who could be affected.  This should include training employees and updating documents when necessary.

The change can now be implemented.  Following implementation there must be some follow up to ensure that the change was successful.