The change advisory board 's (CAB's) authorization of a change request is part of the Change Management process. After the CAB members review the plans for a change request, each member can approve or deny the plan through the voting process. Each CAB member can review the plans for a change request and then vote to approve or deny the plan through the voting process.
The voting process is skipped when the Emergency or the Standard change type is used. Instead, the plan is assigned directly to the change manager for final approval.
After the voting on the change is complete, the change manager provides the final approval or denial for implementing the change.