Patent Number: 7,103,871

Title: Method for rapid application life cycle change requests

Abstract: A project management process for implementing change requests to a computer application proceeds in stages. In an assessment stage, a project manager determines whether the change request falls within the scope of the computer application. If the project manager deems the change request acceptable, the change request is forwarded to a development lead, a quality assurance (QA) lead, and a documentation lead for approval. The development lead determines whether the change request is technically feasible and if there are any technical issues. The QA lead determines what testing requirements must be met to implement the change request. The documentation lead determines what documentation requirements must be met to implement the change request. If the change request is approved by the development lead, the QA lead and the documentation lead, the change request is implemented. If the change request is not approved, it is rejected or placed on hold.

Inventors: Kirkpatrick; Mark A. (Conyers, GA), Morrow; Darin J. (Acworth, GA), Anderson; Nichole (Duluth, GA)

Assignee: BellSouth Intellectual Property Corp.

International Classification: G06F 9/44 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018