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Project assurance: ensuring the pre-
requisites for success are in place
Presentation by
Mark Reilly M.Eng C.Eng MICE MAPM...
What exactly is assurance?
• assurance n. Emphatic declaration, guarantee; self-confidence,
assertiveness; insurance esp. ...
What is the Assurer often asked?
18 Oct 06 3
• I need to know that everything is under control?
• Is what I am being told ...
Assurance Landscape
18 Oct 06 4
Internal Audit
External
Audit
Quality
Assurance
Health &
Safety
OGC
GatewayTM
Independent
...
Assurance Landscape
18 Oct 06 5
Internal Audit
External
Audit
Quality
Assurance
Health &
Safety
OGC
GatewayTM
Independent
...
Integrated Assurance Framework
• Map the assurance communities of interest
• Establish a lead assurance provider for the p...
18 Oct 06 7
Three Lines of Defence Model for Assurance
18 Oct 06 8
Assurance maps
18 Oct 06 9
Assurance maps
The APM Assurance SIG
18 Oct 06
10
4 work streams currently under way:
– Integrated assurance
• Developing an approach to ...
18 Oct 06 11
Thank you
18 Oct 06 12
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  1. 1. Project assurance: ensuring the pre- requisites for success are in place Presentation by Mark Reilly M.Eng C.Eng MICE MAPM, Transport for London, and APM Specific Interest Group on Assurance
  2. 2. What exactly is assurance? • assurance n. Emphatic declaration, guarantee; self-confidence, assertiveness; insurance esp. of life; certainty. (Source: The Pocket Oxford Dictionary.) • assurance noun 1. the act of assuring 2. the state of being assured; sureness; confidence; certainty 3. something said or done to inspire confidence, as a promise, positive statement, etc.; guarantee (Source: www.yourdictionary.com) • P3 assurance The process of providing confidence to stakeholders that projects, programmes and portfolios will achieve their scope, time, cost and quality objectives, and realise their benefits. (Source: APM)
  3. 3. What is the Assurer often asked? 18 Oct 06 3 • I need to know that everything is under control? • Is what I am being told is correct? • I am going to get what I want? • Will the project going to finish on time and within budget”. • If things are going horribly wrong and should I can the project!?
  4. 4. Assurance Landscape 18 Oct 06 4 Internal Audit External Audit Quality Assurance Health & Safety OGC GatewayTM Independent Engineer reviewsPMO/PMCoE Control Self Assurance NAO Policies Standards Processes Systems Project Audits Contract Audits Peer Reviews
  5. 5. Assurance Landscape 18 Oct 06 5 Internal Audit External Audit Quality Assurance Health & Safety OGC GatewayTM Independent Engineer reviewsPMO/PMCoE Control Self Assurance NAO Policies Standards Processes Systems Project Audits Contract Audits Peer Reviews Audit Committees Sponsors MDs & Directors Project Boards / SROs Programme Boards Governing Bodies Shareholders Public & media
  6. 6. Integrated Assurance Framework • Map the assurance communities of interest • Establish a lead assurance provider for the project • Provide a comprehensive, shared and consistent view of risk • Set out the standards for Assurance • Map assurance interventions 18 Oct 06 6
  7. 7. 18 Oct 06 7 Three Lines of Defence Model for Assurance
  8. 8. 18 Oct 06 8 Assurance maps
  9. 9. 18 Oct 06 9 Assurance maps
  10. 10. The APM Assurance SIG 18 Oct 06 10 4 work streams currently under way: – Integrated assurance • Developing an approach to collaborative working between assurance providers – Project Auditing • Sharing approaches and experiences in project auditing, and developing best practice guidance – Measures for Assuring Projects • Investigating and developing guidance on measures that can be used to gain assurance – Assurance of Agile projects • Development of guidance to applying assurance principles in fast- moving Agile environments
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  12. 12. Thank you 18 Oct 06 12

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