Effective Use of Teams for IT Audits
Martin A. KristISBN: 0849398282;
Most organizations find that an empowered team will improve the effectiveness of the IT auditing function. Such a team has the appropriate authority, resources, and skills to perform a project, determine the solution, and implement that solution without outside intervention. Audit management should establish certain guidelines for the teams to follow. Management may approve team assignments, but the team can use whatever resources are necessary to complete that assignment.Effective Use of Teams in IT Audits presents four approaches to ensure the effective use of teams:1. Assessing team effectiveness. An auditing function can use a self-assessment document to determine whether it is using teams effectively.2. Organizing and managing teams. Several suggestions are provided for staffing, organizing, and managing these teams.3. Using teams to conduct reviews during an audit. This six-step approach uses peers to review peers, as opposed to supervisors to control subordinates. The review...
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