Navigating Through Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation: CISA Domain Deep Dive

Join us for an in-depth exploration into one of the most critical domains of the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification: Information Systems Acquisition, Development, and Implementation. This specialized 2-hour webinar is designed to arm you with the expertise needed to navigate the complexities of auditing and managing the lifecycle of information systems, ensuring they align with business objectives and adhere to best practices from inception to deployment.

06/13/2024 05:00 pm EST

What You’ll Learn:

  • Foundational Knowledge: Gain a solid understanding of the key concepts in IS acquisition and development, including the lifecycle of information systems and the significance of aligning IT projects with business strategies.
  • Risk Management Mastery: Learn to identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with IS acquisition and development, equipping you with the skills to implement effective control mechanisms.
  • Project Management Principles: Dive into essential project management frameworks and understand the auditor’s pivotal role in overseeing the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Quality Assurance & Testing: Discover best practices in quality assurance and the critical stages of testing, ensuring the reliability and functionality of new systems.
  • Effective Change Management: Uncover strategies for successful change management and learn how to conduct thorough post-implementation reviews to measure project success.

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    This webinar is perfect for aspiring and current CISAs, IT professionals, project managers, and anyone involved in the acquisition, development, and implementation of information systems who seeks to enhance their knowledge and skills in this vital domain.

    Section 1: Strategic Planning for IT Systems 

    • Aligning IT strategy with business objectives
    • Importance of feasibility studies and cost-benefit analysis in system acquisition
    • Key considerations in vendor selection and contract management

    Section 2: Project Management Frameworks and Practices 

    • Overview of project management principles in IT projects
    • Discussion on Agile, Waterfall, and Hybrid methodologies
    • Role of the auditor in project management: ensuring compliance and risk management

    Section 3: System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) 

    • Deep dive into the phases of SDLC: Planning, Analysis, Design, Implementation, Testing, Maintenance
    • Best practices for each phase and common pitfalls to avoid
    • Case Study: Review of a successful IT system development project

    Section 4: Testing Methods and Techniques

    • Importance of testing in the SDLC
    • Overview of testing types: Unit, Integration, System, Acceptance
    • Best practices for effective testing and ensuring system readiness

    Interactive Q&A Session

    • Discussion on real-world scenarios and problem-solving


    • Recap of the key points covered in the webinar