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Unformatted text preview: nd user participation • close liaison with the user in creating the design specifications and verifying the design specifications against user requirements • in the event of major changes to existing systems, a similar system development life cycle process is observed as in the case of the development of new systems • design specifications are signed-off by management, the affected user departments and the organisation's senior management, when appropriate for all new system development and modification projects • an appropriate process is being applied for defining and documenting the file format for each new system development or modification project, including a requirement that the data dictionary rules are respected • detailed written programme specifications are prepared for each information development or modification project and these programme specifications agree with the system design specifications 124 125 126 IT Audit Manual Volume III Yes Response No KD 28 IT Audit Manual No. Item Yes Response No KD • adequate mechanisms for the collection and entry of data are specified for each new system development or modification project • adequate mechanisms for defining and documenting the input requirements for each new system development or modification project exist • the development of an interface between the user and the machine exists which is easy to use and self-documenting (by means of online help functions) • adequate mechanisms for defining and documenting internal and external interfaces for each new system development or modification project exist • adequate mechanisms for defining and documenting the processing requirements for each new system development or modification project exist adequate mechanisms for defining and documenting the output requirements for each new system development or modification project exist • adequate mechanisms for ensuring internal control and security requirements are specified for each new system development or modification project • the internal control and security requirements include application controls which guarantee the accuracy, completeness, timeliness and authorisation of inputs and outputs • availability is considered in the design process of new or modified systems at the earliest possible stage, and this consideration should analyse and, if necessary, increase through maintainability and reliability improvements • applications programmes contain provisions wh...
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