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Agile in Audit 8

Nov 20, 2019 · London, United Kingdom

Hi folks,

Agile in Audit 8 is fast approaching! If you haven't booked in yet, please claim your place now. We have a host of excellent speakers opening with a welcome from Steve Sanders (GCIA at Bank Of Ireland), Gemma Hughes and Sarah Braiden of Standard Life Aberdeen discussing challenges to small teams and remote working and our very own Derek Davidson talking about creating adaptable audit plans (more details below). We'll also have our usual host of coaches to answer your questions, so we hope that brings a little something for everyone.

PS. Hard Rock Cafe is next door and some of our coaches will be popping along there afterwards. Feel free to join us.

Order of the day:

13:30 Steve Sanders (Bank Of Ireland) opening (15 mins)
13:45 Coaches facilitation (Beddlers++) or World Cafe with coach support (Bring your topics to our coaches)
14:45 - 15:15: Standard Life Aberdeen lessons learned (Remote audits) - Sarah Braiden (Audit Manager) and Gemma Hughes (Agile Coach)
15:15: Break
15:30: Creating Adaptable Annual Audit Plans (Derek Davidson - Agile In Audit)
16:00 Pub quiz (Questions on the day's topics)
16:20 Retrospective
16:30 Finish

More Detail on Some of the Items Above:


Some of you may have already played the Beddlers simulation. Beddlers++ is an upgraded simulation that enables participants to try, and rate, even more techniques. For those that haven't experienced Beddlers, this is a great way to examine how to form stable teams and gain the many benefits of doing so.

Standard Life Aberdeen - Lesson's learned (Small remote teams):

Fitting Agile to your context when dealing with small offshore remote teams. Key learnings and challenges from this and our overall roll out

Creating Adaptable Audit Plans:

It's that time of year again. Time for the 'Audit Christmas miracle'. The time where we accept that our annual plan is behind schedule and we need one big last push to get as much of it delivered by Christmas as we can. A time of frenetic activity, frayed nerves and late working into the evenings and weekends. If only there were a better way?

Audit annual planning is a very necessary activity. And yet there are SO many things that can happen that affect the plan. Lack of available people. Lack of available skills. Auditors multi-tasking on many audits. Continuous monitoring affecting delivery times. Issue management dragging people away from current audits. Unexpected issues arising. Controls taking longer than expected. These are just the tip of the iceberg.

If only there were a better way. A way that makes annual planning less of a chore. More reliable. Easier to adapt. More accurate. An annual plan that is flexible enough to allow for the effects of reality, emerging work and unforeseen circumstances.

A way of planning that makes visualising the plan easier for all. A way of adapting the plan quickly and efficiently. A way of identifying problems earlier in the cycle.

In short, a plan that is easy to create, simple to change, more accurate and more reliable.

Such a planning method DOES exist and we'll be revealing it for the first time ever at this event.

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  • Agile In Audit

    Audit functions, departments and companies seeking to change their ways of working. Those who seek greater efficiency, engagement and motivated team members whilst delivering quality assurance. Agile ways of working are not just for software delivery and we are proof of that. A group of us work in banking and want to share our experiences with like minded people in our industry.

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