The purpose of this policy is to define requirements for establishing and maintaining baseline protection standards for company software, network devices, servers, and desktops.
This policy applies to all users performing software development, system administration, and management of these activities within Helpwise. This typically includes employees and contractors, as well as any relevant external parties involved in these activities (hereinafter referred to as “users”). This policy must be made readily available to all users.
This policy also applies to enterprise-wide systems and applications developed by Helpwise or on behalf of Helpwise for production implementation.
The intent of this policy is to ensure a well-defined, secure and consistent process for managing the entire lifecycle of software and information systems, from initial requirements analysis until system decommission. The policy defines the procedure, roles, and responsibilities, for each stage of the software development lifecycle.
Within this policy, the software development lifecycle consists of requirements analysis, architecture and design, development, testing, deployment/implementation, operations/maintenance, and decommission. These processes may be followed in any form; in a waterfall model, it may be appropriate to follow the process linearly, while in an agile development model, the process can be repeated in an iterative fashion.
Last updated: 2nd November 2021