NSI Development Process 1.0
Conformance Requirements

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NSI Development Process



When the NASPL Certification/Verification Logo, along with this label, is used on, or in relation to, a business practice registered as conformant to this Conformance Requirements Document, it must be accompanied by an attribution in the form defined in Schedule 4 of the applicable North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries Trademark License Agreement.


This Conformance Requirements document is for the business practices of organizations developing products to be delivered to a lottery. The NSI Development Process focuses on the quality engineering practices that the organization employs to assure that a product is produced in accordance with the defined and agreed requirements, timeframes, and quality criteria.

The applicability of the NSI Development Process extends to all areas of software and/or hardware production for the lottery industry, including:


The conformance requirements are derived from the following two Best Practices:

The scope of certification/verification applies to development of hardware and/or software systems for or on behalf of any NASPL lottery.

A conformant practice must demonstrate that it:

Appendix A of each Best Practice provides a checklist of the mandatory, recommended, and optional requirements. This Appendix should be considered normative with respect to the assigned Practitioner for each requirement, but in the case of any conflict between the content of the checklist and the main body of the Best Practice, the Best Practice shall take precedence.




An assessment report, summarizing the outcome of the assessment process, from an assessor accredited by the Certification and Verification Authority for assessment of conformity to the specified Best Practices.

Documents, as required by the Certification and Verification Authority from the set defined under Vendor Requirements in Appendix B of each of the Best Practices, which provide evidence that the Best Practices have been implemented.

A Conformance Statement, which shows how the practice meets the conformance requirements defined above.


As this is the first version of these Conformance Requirements, there are no migration issues.


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Issue 1.0.2 - May 2007