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DS13.2 - Job Scheduling

This topic is intended to enable collaboration and sharing of information to facilitate a better understanding and approach to implementing this COBIT control objective based on the risk, value and guidance provided by its corresponding control practices.

COBIT Control Objective DS13.2 - Job Scheduling is contained within Process Popup Manage Operations.

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Job Scheduling

Organise the scheduling of jobs, processes and tasks into the most efficient sequence, maximising throughput and utilisation to meet business requirements.

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Value Drivers

  • Optimised use of system resources by equalising loads and minimising the impact to online users
  • Minimised effect of changes to job schedules to avoid production disruptions
  Risk Drivers
  • Resource utilisation peaks
  • Problems with scheduling of ad hoc jobs
  • Reruns or restarts of jobs

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  1. Use formal change control procedures for planning and scheduling processing activities. Gain authorisation for the initial schedules and changes to these schedules.
  2. Ensure that the scheduling of batch jobs takes into consideration business requirements, priorities, conflicts between jobs and workload balancing. Put procedures in place to identify, investigate and approve departures from standard job schedules.
  3. Define and implement a procedure to resolve and correct job failures.
  4. Implement automated tools and processes to immediately notify and rectify critical processing failures.

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What Kind of control woul be useful and appropriate in accordance to Cobit, to ensure that changes to Batch Jobs follow a defined Change procedure? Can you please share any ideas and experiences?
Emre516 | 11/23/2016 8:32:06 AM | COMMENTS(0)

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