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The Secret to Agile Auditing

22 Sep 2021
14:20 - 15:10

The Secret to Agile Auditing

Level: Intermediate

In the 1970s and 1980s, management trends like Quality Circles and TQM could last for more than a decade in an organization. Today, trends only last 12-18 months, and it’s getting shorter all the time. Businesses have to be flexible.
But what about Internal Audit? Are we still doing things like we did 10 years ago? 5 years ago? Even two years ago? Like the businesses we support, change and flexibility are necessary to address emerging risks, especially during these challenging times.

Borrowing from Agile methodologies, Internal Audit is embracing the ‘sprint’ approach, focusing on outcomes and results that drive value for stakeholders. By expediting timelines and eliminating activities that do not add value, we are improving deliverables and client satisfaction.

This session will introduce Agile Auditing and teach you methods you can start to implement.

Session Objectives:

• Learn about the Agile methodology and its history.
• Understand the basics of the Sprint approach and the difference between the Scrum and Kanban frameworks.
• Identify the benefits of Agile and understand how those benefits drive value.
• Identify how Agile improves reporting.