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Where I work, every change we make has to go through a change management process. No changes are permitted unless we first produce a Request For Change that sets out the proposed change, possible consequences of the change, criteria for determining success or failure and a route-plan for getting back to the old system if the change is found to be a failure. Even changes requested by the CEO and the Director of IT go through this process.
Did the Freshmeat Team go through a similar process? Assuming they did, what are the criteria for deciding whether or not the change is a success or a failure. And if they decide it is a failure, can they get back to the old system.