INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT AUDITING
Address senior executives concerns related to the project:
How is the actual performance of project activities?
Is the current risk exposure acceptable to the firm or to the investment plan?
Should we save the project?
7 CONTACT HOURS
DELIVERED IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH
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.
Structuring and managing the project audit’s activity
Use A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (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
Benefits of Project Audit
Understand the needs to an audit
Audit costs & benefits
Review on the project management fundamentals
Types of Project Audits and Reviews
Informal - formal
Internal - External
Planned vs. not planned
According to a standard - review by the team
Building the Audit Team
Assembling the team
Organizing the tools and documentation
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
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
Identifying critical areas for examination
The factors linked to the organisation’s environment
The organizational 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 different reports
Closing the project or recovering?
Senior Project Manager
Managers of project managers
Project Management Offices