“There are many things that I liked about this book, in particular the author's ability to energise the (sometimes dry) topics of auditing and software development with entertaining real-life examples and refreshing humour.”
Jamie Lynn Cooke, Agile expert and author of Agile Productivity Unleashed
“The author is an auditor writing about Agile from an expert’s point of view. This brings structure to a methodology which many assume is anarchic and potentially prone to descent into chaos at a moment’s notice ... I can see many organisations using this book as an extra selling/persuasion tool to implement Agile.”
Chris Evans, ITSM Specialist
The Agile auditing challenge
Many auditors are now encountering Agile management methodologies for the first time. In some cases, this can cause problems for the audit process because the methodology is very different from traditional approaches. Aside from the difficulties faced by the auditor, an ineffective audit can have a negative effect on an Agile project by giving a false impression of its progress. It might even harm the final project outcome.
Bridging the gap between Agile teams and Auditors
Written for auditors and Agile managers, Agile Governance and Audit bridges the gap between traditional auditing approaches and the requirements of Agile methodologies. It provides an overview of Agile for auditors and other risk professionals who have not encountered the approach before. The book also tells Agile teams what auditors and risk professionals need, and the sort of questions they are likely to ask.
Essential reading for anyone involved in an Agile audit
Each chapter includes hints and tips for auditors, and a selection of case studies is included to illustrate the practical issues involved in auditing Agile projects. This makes it an ideal book for any auditor encountering the Agile methodology, and any Agile teams preparing for a management audit.
This book will enable you to:
Read this book to understand how to get the most out of Agile audits, whatever your role.
About the Author
A qualified accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified ScrumMaster™, Chris Wright has over 30 years’ experience of providing financial and IT advisory and risk management services. He worked for 16 years at KPMG where he managed a number of major IS audit and risk assignments.
Table of Contents
- About The Author
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Agile
- Chapter 2: Agile Versus Waterfall
- Chapter 3: Why Doesn’t My Auditor/Agile Project Team Understand Me?
- Chapter 4: Project Initiation and Risk Assessment
- Chapter 5: Case Study PID & Risk Assessment
- Chapter 6: High-level Requirements.
- Chapter 7: Case Study for High-level Requirements
- Chapter 8: Building and Testing
- Chapter 9: Handover to the Business
- Chapter 10: Documentation for Governance and Audit
- Chapter 11: Top Tips to Take-away
- Further Resources
- ITG Resources
- Title: Agile Governance and Audit
- Release date: June 2014
- Publisher(s): IT Governance Publishing
- ISBN: 9781849285872