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The CISA® Prep Guide: Mastering the Certified Information Systems Auditor Exam by John Kramer

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2.5. Evaluating Project Management

All projects managed by the IS organization should have a well-defined and documented framework as their basis that you will need to assess. A generally adopted project management methodology for managing the resources, budgeting time, and achieving milestones with the project management sponsor's approval ensures that sufficient governance is in place for the objectives to be met and deliverables produced in an efficient and effective manner. In order to understand what parts of a project management framework need assessment from a management oversight perspective, you will need to have a working knowledge of the various steps of managing a project.

Project management involves project scope and objective definitions, managing constraints and resources availability to achieve the objectives. In order to develop a project, participation from the affected departments is required to define the required deliverables. The user department or project sponsor provides the authority for implementation of the project and has an approval role that should be evident at various sign-off milestones during the project. The responsibility for the sponsorship, project management, and project team members should be clearly assigned. The project management methodology should provide a clearly written work statement that defines the scope and objectives of the project before it is undertaken. Approval of the project plan, its approach and implementation requirements, ...

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