CHAPTER 7

Program Risk Audit

The practice of ‘reviewing’ … in general [has] nothing in common with the art of criticism.

—HENRY JAMES

The purpose of the program risk audit is to provide a review and assessment of enterprise-wide planning, preparation, and execution for mitigating the risks of a program of interrelated projects and their issues and problems. The scope of the program audit is at the enterprise level. This will include high-level questions regarding overall project processes but will not include an assessment at the detailed project level. Project level audits occur throughout the execution phase of each project.

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