Waeal J. Obidallah ; Bijan Raahemi ; S. M. Amin Kamali ; Mohammad H. Danesh
Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), 2013 26th Annual IEEE Canadian Conference on, Regina, SK, 2013, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.1109/CCECE.2013.6567834
Publication year: 2013


This paper presents a change management framework and a supporting methodology based on Service Oriented Architecture to facilitate the process of change by enabling the participants in a Virtual Organization to initiate, assess, collaborate, authorize and implement changes. Our proposed solution consists of (a) a structural framework including two layers, the levels and triggers of change; and (b) a procedural framework that provides methods for efficient handling of changes based on the ITIL V3, Engineering Change Management (ECM) and ECOLEAD best practices and recommendations. We present that employing the proposed framework and methodology to manage changes in Virtual Organizations increases the flexibility, agility, competitive advantage and the value added to their services.