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INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT AUDITING
1 DAY

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

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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • 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

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

  • 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


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 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?

TARGETED AUDIENCE

  • Project Manager

  • Program Manager

  • Senior Project Manager

  • Managers of project managers

  • Project Management Offices

  • Executives

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