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AKC08: Critical and Complex Components

Description:

A quick reference list of the programs and components that have been identified as critical (must be available or that must run without error in order to prevent serious impact on the business) or complex (unstructured code, compound conditional statements, multi-level subroutines calls, etc.). A refined list of application components that reference critical or complex components. This is helpful to development or support analysts when changes have to be made to any of these components. Additional, testing or external quality control may be required to provide an additional measure of checking due to the importance or potential problems with a complex component. This may also aid the team leader in assigning any changes to these components to more experienced technical staff.

Provides understanding of those components which need priority attention and/or the attention of the most experienced team members.

How is it used?

A refined list of application components that reference critical or complex components. This is helpful to development or support analysts when changes have to be made to any of these components. Additional, testing or external quality control may be required to provide an additional measure of checking due to the importance or potential problems with a complex component. This may also aid the team leader in assigning any changes to these components to more experienced technical staff.

Why is it important?

(1) Sub-set of application components that make it easy for the support analyst to identify critical and/or complex components. If any of these components are changed or have some problem extra care must be taken in altering and testing this code and possibly influence the time to get the component back into production (it may cause serious business disruption if not operating correctly).
(2) Provides understanding of those components which need priority attention and/or the attention of the most experienced team members.

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