Technological development and deployment is inextricably connected to the economic, social, political, and informational factors that prevail in the entity’s control environment. The system and infrastructure development life cycle is the process involving multiple stages utilized to convert a managerial need into an operational IT asset — which may be custom-developed, acquired, or a combination of both. To effectively and efficiently accomplish the conversion, project membership cohesion for achieving stated objectives and goals is imperative. Within this context, through aligned policies and procedures, an entity’s control environment can provide discipline and structure to processes ensuring operational, financial, and compliance requirements are adequately addressed for IT projects.
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