Development and Acquisition Standards

Adopt and maintain standards for all development and acquisition that follow the life cycle of the ultimate deliverable, and include sign-off at key milestones based on agreed-upon sign-off criteria. Consider software coding standards; naming conventions; file formats; schema and data dictionary design standards; user interface standards; interoperability; system performance efficiency; scalability; standards for development and testing; validation against requirements; test plans; and unit, regression and integration testing.