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Agile Governance and Audit - An Overview

Agile Governance and Audit

SKU: 4491
Authors: Christopher Wright
Publishers: ITGP
Format: PDF
ISBN13: 9781849285889
Pages: 134
Published: 24 Jun 2014
Availability: In stock
Format: ePub
ISBN13: 9781849285896
Pages: 134
Published: 24 Jun 2014
Availability: In stock
  • Explains the principles of Agile in a way that makes sense to auditors new to Agile methodologies.
  • Enables Agile teams to prepare more effectively for audits, making the audit recommendations more relevant.
  • Buy this book and discover how to dramatically improve communication between the auditor and the Agile team, and so improve audit and project outcomes.

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The Agile auditing challenge

Many auditors are now encountering Agile management methodologies for the first time. In some cases, this can cause problems for the audit process because the methodology is very different from traditional approaches. Aside from the difficulties faced by the auditor, an ineffective audit can have a negative effect on an Agile project by giving a false impression of its progress. It might even harm the final project outcome.

Bridging the gap between Agile teams and auditors

Written for auditors and Agile managers, Agile Governance and Audit bridges the gap between traditional auditing approaches and the requirements of Agile methodologies. It provides an overview of Agile for auditors and other risk professionals who have not encountered the approach before. Each chapter includes hints and tips for auditors, and a selection of case studies illustrate the practical issues involved in auditing Agile projects. This makes it an ideal book for any auditor encountering the Agile methodology, and any Agile teams preparing for a management audit.


  1. Introduction to Agile
  2. Agile versus Waterfall
  3. Why Doesn’t My Auditor/Agile Project Team Understand Me?
  4. Project Initiation and Risk Assessment
  5. Case Study – PID and Risk Assessment
  6. High-Level Requirements
  7. Case Study for High-Level Requirements
  8. Building and Testing
  9. Handover to the Business
  10. Documentation for Governance and Audit
  11. Top Tips to Take-Away
About the author

Christopher Wright

Christopher Wright is a former qualified accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified ScrumMaster™ with over 30 years’ experience providing financial and IT advisory and risk management services.

For 16 years, he worked at KPMG, where he was head of information risk training in the UK and also ran training courses overseas, including in India and throughout mainland Europe. He managed a number of major IS audit and risk assignments, including project risk and business control reviews. He has worked in a wide range of industry sectors, including oil and gas, the public sector, aviation, and travel.

For the past eight years, he has been an independent consultant specialising in financial, SOX and operational controls for major ERP implementations, mainly at oil and gas/utilities enterprises.

Customer Reviews

(4.33)stars out of 5
Number of reviews: 3
1. on 10/12/2015, said:
5 stars out of 5
Needed a crash course on SCRUM/Agile and how to audit them as I got a new job in this area. Really enjoyed Chris' style and approach, very direct and no fluff. So far this book is paying handsomely and it is making me look good already at my new job. Thanks Chris!
2. on 13/11/2014, said:
4 stars out of 5
There are many things that I liked about this book, in particular the author's ability to energise the (sometimes dry) topics of auditing and software development with entertaining real-life examples and refreshing humour. Jamie Lynn Cooke, Agile expert and author of Agile Productivity Unleashed
3. on 13/11/2014, said:
4 stars out of 5
“The author is an auditor writing about Agile from an expert’s point of view. This brings structure to a methodology which many assume is anarchic and potentially prone to descent into chaos at a moment’s notice ... I can see many organisations using this book as an extra selling/persuasion tool to implement Agile.” - Chris Evans, ITSM Specialist
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