A computer-implemented system and method (300) of managing changes to a process control system (10) are provided. The method (300) includes obtaining a plurality of changes (304) to the process control system (10). The plurality of changes (304) are categorized into a plurality of categories (104,106,108). Each change is assigned an initial status (314). The categorized changes are displayed with their associated status to a user to receive user action relative to at least one categorized change. A status of the at least one categorized change is stored.