Software Life-Cycle Management

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Nov 18, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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Software Life
-
Cycle Management

OIT Site Licensing

Michael J Dangler

History


2008: Internal Audit reviewed several areas
around the University for software management
processes


Early 2009: OIT begins the Anti
-
Malware project.


Summer 2009: OIT Site License Advisory Team
forms from the Anti
-
Malware project members


Aug.


Nov. 2009: Discussion of Software Life
-
Cycle, centering on OIT’s process and seeking
input on departmental process.


http://oit.osu.edu/site_license/slat.html

Software Life
-
Cycle Management


Best Practices (not a policy or standard)


Divided in two parts:


How to contact OIT Site Licensing to request
licensing of a product


How departments can manage products internally,
using OIT Site Licensing’s process as a model


OIT is also working toward these best
practices

Goals of Life
-
Cycle Management


Provide best practices to departments


Help new staff members understand some of
the processes OIT does, and help guide them
toward best practices


Set a goal within OIT for responsible
management of software that minimizes risk
and exposure

Overview of the Document


Licensing Software through OIT


Managing software within a department


Needs Assessment


Acquisition


Distribution


Asset Management


Compliance


Retirement and Sanitation


Relies on some ISO controls throughout

Key Points in the Guide


References Site Licensing policies


Makes request forms available


Indicates that OIT will seek to utilize these
practices


Offers resources for departments who want to
license something
other

than what OIT has
licensed centrally


Provides resources for disability/accessibility
testing


Helps define roles for management

Final Notes


OIT
-
SL considers this a “living” document: we
hope for (and expect) feedback on the
document, and requests for products to help
departments take advantage of these
practices


“Best Practice,” not “policy”


Additional resources are expected to become
available over time