Operations Management


Change Advisory Board (CAB)

Technology Architecture Committee (TAC)

Change Advisory Board (CAB)


The Change Advisory Board (CAB) delivers support to the change management team by approving requested changes and assisting in the assessment and prioritization of changes.  The CAB helps ensure that changes are managed in a rational and predictable manner by enforcing change management policies and procedures.


Members of the CAB will be responsible for:

  • Advising change owners in functional and organizational areas of change management guidelines with respect to assessment, change type and priority.

  • Assessment of Requests for Change (RFCs) considering impact, availability of resources, priorities, authorization and coordination of changes.

  • Supporting the Change Manager in the decision to approve RFCs.  Review and Approve the Forward Schedule of Change (FSC).

  • Periodically reviewing change metrics to provide input to the Change Process Owner for process improvement.

  • Posting Implementation Reviews, especially in the case of failed or partially failed implementations.

  • Assessing and Advising the Change Manager on Standard PreApproved Change applications.

  • Assuring Change Owners have properly communicated planned system outages to targeted internal or external audiences via email or status page posting when deemed necessary.


As a team the members of the CAB should demonstrate:

  • Varied perspectives

  • Professional courtesy

  • Willingness to engage

  • A commitment to ensuring a stable environment

Emergency CAB

Addresses requests for change due to an urgent business need that occurs out of the normal change cycle. Typically resulting from an existing Incident, Problem, or outside breach that impacts a critical IT Service that needs an immediate change to correct. Only the Change Manager or the designee has the authority to approve or reject an emergency change with the advice or recommendations from the eCAB members.


Review a list of Change Advisory Board members. A valid Netid and being a member of Yale ITS or an IT Partner is required to view this information.


Change Advisory Board (CAB) Charter

Technology Architecture Committee (TAC)


The Technology Architecture Committee (TAC) meets regularly to discuss and inform Yale’s architectural approach and to govern solution architectures for major technology inititatives. TAC members consult with solution architects to ensure architectural alignment to Yale’s technical environment and technology strategy. The TAC does formal reviews of the final design and votes to accept or reject the proposed architecture. 

The TAC is comprised of technology leaders from across campus who regularly commit a significant part of their professional engagement in enterprise, business, information and technology architecture practices.


The TAC provides oversight and advice to institutional architecture strategy, execution, and alignment to IT operations and strategic planning.

The objectives of the TAC are to:

  • Support the importance of institutional perspective in technology decision-making
  • Define technology architecture standards and best practices
  • Define standard approaches for introducing new technology architecture initiatives
  • Encourage alignment and adoption of standards and best practices
  • Participate in project governance process as an advisory committee
  • Support risk management objectives


The TAC provides recommendations on technology architecture opportunities, initiatives, and issues through formal solution design reviews. Reviews culminate in a vote of Accepted, Accepted with Modification or Rejected. The results are published in the IT Solution Architecture Repository (Yale login required).

The TAC also considers strategic issues, technology explorations and issues escalated from other IT Governance committees and IT teams across the University. TAC provides recommendations in the context of established enterprise technology practices.


As a team the members of the Technology Architecture Committee should demonstrate: 

  • Active engagement in enterprise, business, information and technology architecture practices
  • Diversity of disciplinary backgrounds
  • Varied perspectives
  • Professional courtesy
  • Willingness to engage and transform


Review a list of Technology Architecture Committee members