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Home > Training > Curriculums > Advanced > Introduction to Project Auditing

Introduction to Project Auditing

Use a referential frame to detect if the project is in danger.

Level : Master Code : IPA01EN
Duration : 1 day Prerequisites : No
Solution : Conference Participants’ Profile : Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Program Manager, Management
PDU’s : 8
Delivery Language : French, English
Material Language : French, English

Course Overview

The course objective is to give participants methods and tools to carry through the project’s audit or the project’s audit management methodology of the organisation. You will be able to address senior executives concerns related to the project: How is the actual performan¬ce of project activities? Is the current risk exposure acceptable to the firm or to the investment plan? Should we save the project?

Learning Objectives

  • Structuring and managing the project audit’s activity
  • Use the PMBOK® Guide as a referential frame to determine if the project is in danger
  • Determine if the project respects the objectives’ definition
  • Reduce chances of project failure

Course Outline

Benefits of Project Audit

  • Understand the needs to an audit
  • General concepts
  • Audit costs & benefits
  • Review on the project management fundamentals

Types of Project Audits and Reviews

  • Informal - formal
  • Internal - External
  • Contractual
  • Planned vs. not planned
  • According to a standard - review by the team
  • Audit scope

Building the Audit Team

  • Assembling the team
  • Organising the tools and documentation
  • Documenting the audit plan
  • Collect prior information
  • Required qualities from a member of the audit team
  • Who can be a member of the team?
  • Audit team member roles and responsibilities
  • Characteristics of an effective audit team

Selecting Projects to Audit

  • Recognizing the projects at risk
  • What is a project in danger?
  • A modern view on the project audit

Initiating Audits

  • The importance of a sponsor
  • Specifying audit scope and objectives
  • The project audit process
  • The project audit charter

Planning Project Audits and Reviews

  • Critical documentation of the project
  • The interviews
  • Identifying critical areas for examination
  • The factors linked to the organisation’s environment
  • The organisational processes
  • Building the project management plan

Conducting the Audit

  • The kick off interview
  • Where to start?
  • The tools and techniques

Following-up and mastering project audit

  • The progress documentation
  • The importance of communication
  • The 80% key milestone

Finalizing the Audit

  • The audit’s results
  • The expert’s opinion in project management
  • The report from high management
  • The report for the sponsor
  • The detailed report
  • Closing the project or recovering?

Closing the Audit

  • When should the closing happen?
  • The closing process

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