Insufficient attention to the challenges inherent in any project can result in wasted money and resources, loss of trust, and reputation damage. Early involvement by internal auditors can help ensure positive results and the accompanying benefits. They can:
- Serve as a bridge between individual business units and the IT function.
- Point out previously unidentified risks.
- Recommend controls for enhancing outcomes.
This Practice Guide includes:
- Key project management risks.
- How the internal audit activity can actively participate in the review of projects while maintaining independence.
- Five key components of IT projects for internal auditors to consider when building an audit approach.
- Types of project audits.
- A suggested list of questions for use in the IT project assessment
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