The FSA SDLC is an iterative methodology broken down into six phases with multiple Quality Control (QC) reviews occurring at strategic points during the process. The six phases are:
Adherence to this process can be verified via the artifacts that are created by the development team. The QC process (including the artifact reviews) is not intended to prescribe corrective action, but rather, to provide recommendations on how to avoid issues going forward. While interactive QC reviews are not currently taking place, teams are still required to maintain artifacts for possible review.
Statement of Understanding -
Deviations from the full set of artifacts are allowed but shall be documented in a Statement of Understanding (SOU)
. The SOU should include a description and rationale of the approach to be used, as well as details of expected deliverables for each point in the SDLC. The SOU should be submitted to AMC during project initiation.
- Embedding Records Management at the earliest stages of SDLC is recommended to effectively manage Electronic Records. Every FSA System or Application Developed should be required to maintain an up-to-date electronic records system to capture, manage, store, remove, protect, recover, archive, recall, create, modify, retain, deliver and distribute information, conducted properly in accordance with laws, statutes, regulations and other guidelines. For more information visit the FSA Records Management Web Site