A complete and thorough review must be done to identify each affected item. If other
SSCs are affected by the change, the contractor must determine if documentation for the
affected SSCs also needs to be changed. Examples of documents that are sometimes
overlooked are configuration management databases, operating and maintenance
procedures, and training lesson plans. The configuration management equipment
database and the document database should be used as primary tools to identify affected
documents. Cross-disciplinary and cross-organizational reviews may be necessary to
identify all affected documents. The document control process is addressed in greater
detail in Chapter 6.
188.8.131.52 Identification of Post-Implementation Acceptance Criteria
As part of the design review, contractors should define the post-implementation (or post-
modification for physical changes) test methods and acceptance criteria. All post-
implementation testing should be completed and all acceptance criteria satisfied prior to
turnover to operations, unless specific tests are to be done post-turnover.
5.3.2 Performing Management Reviews of Changes
184.108.40.206 Management Verifications
Following the technical review, contractor management must review the proposed change
to verify that:
the technical review was adequately performed,
the change control package is complete and ready for implementation,
any necessary external reviews and approvals have been obtained, and
funding is expected to be available to complete the implementation and update the
The management review may also consider:
whether the change is necessary,
whether the benefits of the change warrant the cost and schedule impacts,
the source of funding to complete the change, and
whether management approval should be based on other criteria.
In some cases, it may be possible to perform the technical review and the management
review concurrently. However, in such cases, the contractor must ensure that both sets of
responsibilities are sufficiently executed.