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Important Things You Need to Know When Traveling for Audits

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Mar 10, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

Over time, auditors have had the good fortune to go on audit assignments and client meetings throughout the U.S. and in many countries of the world. Some trips are spectacular, landing them in the midst of great cities like New York, New Orleans and San Francisco. Others, however, put some of them in danger zones amidst civil war and natural disaster. If you’re a well-heeled auditor, you’ll appreciate the stories and advice in this blog post. If you have ever dreamed of getting that plum auditing role that includes travel, take note: it isn’t always what you imagined it to be. This blog post will help you understand the pros and cons of the traveling auditor’s life.

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Topics: Internal Audit, Cross Border & Non-US Issues, Project Management, Audit Planning

What You Need to Align IT Management With Business Priorities

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Wed, Mar 04, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

The "Holy Grail" for IT has always been to be closely aligned with business efforts. For years, business has encouraged IT to focus on delivering business priorities. At the same time, IT has tried to be an integral part of business planning and align IT efforts and investments with business priorities. Ultimately, effective IT alignment really does require the ongoing and engaged involvement of all key participants.

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Topics: Project Management, IT Infrastructure, IT Strategy, Change Management

Project Management: Business Risks and Best Practices You Need to Know

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Jan 14, 2020 @ 12:00 PM
Project management is generally associated with the ability to apply expert knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities in order to meet or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations. Failure to manage project management risk  can have serious ramifications:

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Topics: Project Management

How Are You Monitoring Your Project Management Risk?

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Fri, Dec 13, 2019 @ 08:55 AM

Project management risk is significant because of its lasting implications. By definition, a project is a “temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service and involves doing something that has not been done before.” Thus, it is reasonable to expect projects to involve a high degree of risk, and statistics support that expectation.

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Topics: Project Management, IT Strategy, Performance Management/Measurement

Guide to Managing Large-Scale Business Projects

Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @ 03:24 PM

It seems like everybody is wearing a lot more hats these days and finance leaders are no exception. Of course, this means that they are finding it increasingly difficult to balance the multitude of responsibilities and non-routine initiatives facing the finance function.

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Topics: Project Management, Accounting/Finance, Change Management

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