The Audit Process

You can't initiate a program and expect that things are just going to happen. There needs to be an Audit Process. Therefore, you need to develop a procedure for monitoring the implementation plan. The audit process makes sure that the directive and procedures are clear and are being followed. Responsible Managers are designated to conduct the audit, on an ongoing basis. They will provide assistance in getting people up to speed, and, if necessary, call people to task for not supporting the program.

Trap Don't fall into the trap of letting people think that the Audit Process is a Big Brother Is Watching thing. Although a component of this program is to monitor the progress and support for the implementation of the PM process, it is much more than that. Emphasis should be put on mentoring. The objective is to make the new PM program successful, not to find fault with those who have trouble with it. When the audit team finds someone that is not supporting the new practices,

Figure 1.4a PM Implementation Plan

Figure 1.4a PM Implementation Plan

they should ask how they could help. Frequently, that is all that is needed to bring that person around. Do what you can do to remove the intimidation factor, from either use of the practices and tools, or from being monitored.

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