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RE: Change Management for small shops



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DSPOBJ on the application. Get username and date for who compiled the object and the source it was compiled from. Go to our checkout log for the source code. Show the request from the user associated with the source checkout and who checked it out.

What we would fail on is proving that programmer X does not have authority to production objects. They do. What we can show is that we log every change to every object

If one did have a purchased package are you required to answer the question "Prove to me your purchased package process actually does what it says it does." You, as the one being audited, have no way to answer than without access to source code. Although you can say here is the audited statement from the vendors auditors saying it is.

SOX is not something we have to audited on.

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monnier, Gary
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:44 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Change Management for small shops

The cost will depend on how you answer the auditor's "Prove to me" questions.

Questions like "Prove to me this production object has not been altered outside approved channels.", "Prove to me your home-grown process actually does what you say it does." And "Prove to me your procedures satisfy SOX compliance."


-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Cunningham
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 1:34 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: Change Management for small shops

Without revealing any vendor secrets, what does a change management with deployment cost ? upfront and yearly. We only have 6 developers who all sit within 20 feet of each other and talk daily and they manager is also in the same space so never really found the cost to be justified and our auditors have been OK with it in the past. But auditors have different opinions sometimes and we just got someone new for the financial audit.

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Thomas Garvey
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 2:46 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: Change Management for small shops

TD/OMS (formerly known as Tight As a Drum) handles all of that: source and object control, IFS documents (everything), complete life cycle management, and excels at roll-outs and roll-backs to multiple targets.





Thomas Garvey
<http://www.unpath.com/>




On 7/23/2014 1:09 PM, rob@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
And a good change management product will tell you when you try to
roll out a printer file from development to production if someone
changed any attributes on the production, like changing default
printer, overflow line, etc. Stuff that you don't even need to recompile for.


Rob Berendt

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