This design change request form:
A design change is a change to the design of a product. Sometimes changes are made to improve the function of the product, such as making a part easier to manufacture or increasing the strength of a material. Other times, changes are made to improve the appearance of the product, such as making a product more aesthetically pleasing or adding a new feature.
A design change request (DCR) is a formal proposal to modify an existing product design. DCRs are used to document and track design changes throughout the product development cycle. Design change requests are an inevitable part of the product development process because no matter how well you plan or how talented your team is, there will always be times when you need to make changes to the design of a product. When this happens, you will need to submit a design change request form. Once you submit a DCR, it will be reviewed and if approved, it will be implemented.
The design and development process can easily evolve over the design and development lifecycle. Improvements are often identified to enhance the outcome of a product or service and make it more user-friendly. Changes to a design or development thereof should be identified, recorded and then be subjected to justification and a review. Any approved changes should then undergo a verification and validation process and the results should be retained by the responsible person(s) as ‘documented information.’
Design and development changes may include:
Note: The end result of any design and development process should a product or service that is user-friendly, appealing, highly functional and have a fantastic performance.
This design change request has provisions for determining the impact of changing a design and the management process: