Agile in Audit

Internal audit, like the rest of the organization, is affected by the increasingly volatile and dynamic business environment. Audit departments are challenged to evolve from their pure control function to a more proactive and consultative function in order to increase their added value for business success. Agile management principles and methods can contribute to this transformation.

A key benefit of agile working is its focus on enabling interdisciplinary teams to collaborate effectively in complex contexts. In agile auditing, auditors and auditees work more closely together, audit results are reconciled earlier, and audit priorities are continuously adjusted under risk consideration.

With the start of an agile journey, employees are given new scope to develop their commitment and motivation. Personal responsibility and self-organization within the team are promoted. A culture of continuous learning and further development is created. The onboarding of new employees in test teams becomes easier and faster, and the attractiveness as an employer increases.

We support you in your agile transformation

Employee empowerment: education and training

In order for employees to exploit the full potential of agile working methods, they need basic knowledge.

  • We offer you a one-day intro training course
  • or starter training for a team (basics and elaboration of a working model for the team
  • In addition, your employees have the opportunity to obtain certification as an Agile Audit Master (with training and final exam).

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We have experience in teaching agile principles, roles, meetings, artifacts, and practices in an audit context and are happy to custom design training for you:

Agile Check

We support you in selecting, planning and preparing a pilot test. Together we work out a suitable working model and put it into practice.

During the check, we create confidence in using the methods and help each team member deal with their new role. We support your agile audit team in living the agile principles and communicating them effectively.

We coach management in fostering an agile mindset, creating the necessary framework and solving cross-cutting impediments:

  • Build and establish agile working model for audit execution
  • Provide operational support for pilot audits with a focus on enabling the new roles
  • Set up agile (learning) community

Together with borisgloger, we built up a working model for agile auditing and a community within the corporate audit department. In the process, the coach helped us with his impulses to build up a working model as well as interesting meeting formats in a short time in order to inspire employees with an interest in agile working. The coach was continuously available to us as a sparring partner with her pragmatic and immediately applicable tips to successfully carry out the first agile audits.

Marcus | Auditor and agile master of a large German bank

Agile Internal Revision

We support you, for example, in making your current standard audit or planning process as well as your quality management more agile, taking into account regulatory requirements and your internal guidelines, in order to continuously create added value for the organization.

Being agile means living the agile values and principles, such as openness, courage, commitment, continuous feedback or value-driven prioritization. This requires a real culture change. We are happy to support the transformation and optimization of the entire audit function. We accompany the executives in leading this transformation and in developing the right mindset.

  • Apply Agile principles to internal revision processes
  • Support management in the culture change (agile leadership and mindset)
     
     

We are here to answer your questions:

Sonja Eberle

Management Consultant

Paul Koehler

Management Consultant