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A backout plan is an IT governance integration approach that specifies the processes required to restore a system to its original or earlier state, in the event of failed or aborted implementation.
A backout plan adheres to an action list created prior to software or system integration. This list includes detailed steps and techniques for uninstalling or deintegrating a new system, as well reversing process changes.
A backout plan is a contingency plan component of the IT service management framework. It is implemented prior to any software or system upgrade, installation, integration or transformation to ensure automated system business operations, should a new system fail to deliver not clear post-implementation testing.