In This Chapter
Checking your focus on what the audit task is all about
Checking key documents
Checking plans to be sure that they’re consistent
Making sure that the balance of control is correct
Project Audit isn’t important; it’s vital. It’s strange, isn’t it, that while just about every organisation wants to be sure that its projects are running well, project audit is still undervalued? Good audit should be really positive and productive, and the case for it is a no-brainer. The good news for you if you are auditing someone else’s project is that you can make a genuine and valuable contribution. Although you’re independent of the project, you should approach the audit task with a ‘member of the team’ mindset, not as someone whose role is to put the project under pressure, cause irritation or make life even harder for the Project Manager than it already is.
Your objective as an auditor is to make sure that the project is set up properly at the start and then is running properly as it continues. When you stop to think about it, that’s ...