Audit Toolkit

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Audit Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Audit related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Audit specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Audit Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 998 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Audit improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 998 standard requirements:

  1. Does your organization offer adequate training for IT audit staff in technical as well as interpersonal and communication skills to enable them to work more effectively with various departments?

  2. How comprehensively does your organization perform audits of its information and records management functions and the information and records management aspects of other business activities?

  3. Can a better understanding and improvement in capability around Six Sigma concepts help your internal audit organization add more value and improve its operational auditing effectiveness?

  4. Have programs been amended where relevant to ensure that environmental management applies to projects that relate to new development and new or modified activities, products or services?

  5. Where vendor maintained software is used, are there adequate controls to prevent the vendor making unauthorised or erroneous changes to the clients production software and data?

  6. Does the business project manager gain agreement and sign-off from all parties who have produced detailed estimates and schedules before publishing a consolidated project plan?

  7. Does the grantor control, through ownership, beneficial entitlement or otherwise, any significant residual interest in the infrastructure at the end of the service arrangement?

  8. Are environmental management program(s) reviewed and changed when appropriate if new or modified activities, products, or services are implemented in your organization?

  9. Does your organizations top management, at intervals it determines, review the environmental management system to ensure its continuing suitability and effectiveness?

  10. Is there a mechanism to ensure that the systems projects selected for development qualitatively or quantitatively support your organizations business objectives?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Audit book in PDF containing 998 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Audit self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Audit Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Audit areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Audit Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Audit projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Audit Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Audit project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Human Resource Management Plan: Does all Audit project documentation reside in a common repository for easy access?

  2. Quality Audit: Are storage areas and reconditioning operations designed to prevent mix-ups and assure orderly handling of both the distressed and reconditioned devices?

  3. Project Charter: Environmental stewardship and sustainability considerations: what is the process that will be used to ensure compliance with the environmental stewardship policy?

  4. Activity Duration Estimates: Why is there a new or renewed interest in the field of Audit project management?

  5. Activity Duration Estimates: Does a process exist to identify Audit project roles, responsibilities and reporting relationships?

  6. Procurement Audit: Were additional works charged at the unit prices agreed in the initial contract?

  7. Quality Management Plan: Show/provide copy of procedures for taking field notes?

  8. Stakeholder Management Plan: What action will be taken once reports have been received?

  9. Schedule Management Plan: Have Audit project management standards and procedures been identified / established and documented?

  10. Risk Audit: Does the Audit project team have experience with the technology to be implemented?

 
Step-by-step and complete Audit Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Audit project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Audit project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Audit project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Audit project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Audit project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Audit project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Audit project with this in-depth Audit Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Audit projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Audit and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Audit investments work better.

This Audit All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.