Impact Analysis: Useful Tool, or Auditor’s Check Box?

We CNCs have 101 tasks to do every day.  Some of them you WANT to do, and many are ones you HAVE to do.  Generating an Impact Analysis is one of those tasks that is both.  You should have to do it, AND you should want to do it.  In the long run it will save you and your company lots of valuable time and reduce the risks associated with change.