Thanks, in part, to the fallout from the financial scandals of Enron, WorldCom, Tyco and others, the corporate spotlight is being refocused on the audit function. However, by waiting until systems are live and in production before applying an audit regimen, you may miss an excellent opportunity to establish effective controls at the outset, when the enterprise software is being implemented. Read on to learn where and how, as an executive sponsor, project manager, or team member, you can instill audit procedures that can continue throughout the life of the software.
management project format
of project planning and management that come under intense scrutiny include: Project charter and overall workplan Project plan Regular and documented status reporting format Issue resolution protocol Deliverable monitoring against plan Continual communications plan You are probably saying this is not new stuff; we're doing it today. While the sections of SOX are still in a state of flux, particularly Section 404, the specifications for these elements will not be open to discussion but rather will be