Estimating performance and resource requirements

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Unformatted text preview: east the following: actual resources used to date, compared to planned, with reasons for variance actual milestones achieved to date, compared to planned, with reasons for variance a roadmap for the Detailed Design Stage, including the following activities: updating the data dictionary/directory carrying out the final design of all inputs and outputs verification of security concerns having been met need for a detailed testing plan. estimating performance and resource requirements updating project plans and budgets updating the cost/benefit analysis obtaining management approval the preliminary plan for the Implementation Stage, including the following: IT Audit Manual Volume III 78 IT Audit Manual identification of manual procedures to be developed manuals that will be affected facilities needs communications needs training an updated budget and reasons for any changes an updated schedule and reasons for any changes an updated cost/benefit analysis a recommendation to continue or discontinue the project SD.8 Verify actual resources used in source documents. SD.9 Verify that the updated budget and schedule is in keeping with the updated cost/benefit analysis. SD.10 Verify the updated cost/benefit analysis against the cost/benefit analysis from the previous stage and from source documents. SD.11 Determine that the updated cost/benefit analysis has taken into consideration the human resource impact requirements. SD.12 Check the accuracy and completeness of the General Design Stage Status document and agreement with it has been acknowledged by the appropriate level of user and by Data Processing management. SD.13 Ensure that the General Design Stage Status document has been reviewed by the Steering Committee/Sign off Authorities and have they signified acceptance of it? SD.14 Ensure that a System Processing Controls Specifications or similar document been prepared and released? Verify that it addresses at least the following issues Completeness Ensuring that all data are ini...
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