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Audit Considerations for Enterprise Software Implementations Part 2: Applying Controls and Audit Emphasis
Whether audit expertise is provided by an internal staff or an independent, outside agency, calling in an audit specialist is as normal as calling in a kicking

internal auditor  is provided by an internal staff or an independent, outside agency, calling in an audit specialist is as normal as calling in a kicking specialist in a penalty or field goal situation in football. Particularly when you consider the majority of an enterprise software implementation is all about testing, the presence of an auditor as a functioning member of the project team makes perfect and logical sense. About the Author Joseph J. Strub has extensive experience as a manager and senior consultant in

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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