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actual resources used to date, compared to planned, with reasons for variance
actual milestones achieved to date, compared to planned, with reasons for
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
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identification of manual procedures to be developed
manuals that will be affected
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
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
Ensuring that all data are ini...
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