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The CISA® Prep Guide: Mastering the Certified Information Systems Auditor Exam by John Kramer

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6.9. Post-Implementation

Once the business application has been implemented and it is in production in a stabilized routine, the project will move to its final phase. The post implementation still involves planning and assessment and is where the IS auditor will make a conclusion about the overall effectiveness of the application in meeting the business's needs. Moreover, the businesses will assess the process in terms of their success criteria and prioritize any changes, where their needs are not exactly met. The systems development life cycle is cyclical in nature, by definition, and the ongoing maintenance and maturation of the process and application will continue until it is replaced by better processes that meet the needs better or decommissioned because the needs no longer exist in the way they did at the time the development was taken on as a project.

6.9.1. Acceptance and Post-Implementation Review

In the final analysis of the project, the business management must participate in a review that passes judgment on the application and processes that were developed and the implementation that brought them to the production environment. After the tempers have calmed and the adrenaline of the go-live panic has subsided, an objective review of the application and its ability to meet the business needs should be undertaken as part of the final acceptance and post implementation review. All of the functional requirements should be lined up in a review matrix, and an assessment ...

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