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Auditing From Uncertainity To Action

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Serge Beaumont is a Principle Agile Consultant at Xebia Netherlands.

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Auditing From Uncertainity To Action

  1. 1. Auditing: from uncertainty to action from uncertainty to action <ul><li>Serge Beaumont </li></ul><ul><li>Principal Agile Consultant </li></ul>
  2. 2. Act I
  3. 3. There is a complex situation that needs a decision <ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Albumprinter, bol.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>KLM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Middleware </li></ul><ul><li>Agile Offshoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vodafone </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. You are responsible for making decisions on the situation
  5. 5. You want to make a decision based on facts
  6. 6. You want to weigh costs, options and benefits Option B Solution, Cost, Benefits Option A Solution, Cost, Benefits Option C Solution, Cost, Benefits
  7. 7. An audit supports decision making decision making
  8. 8. Act II
  9. 9. Expert Opinion Advice Inspection Review Types Process Principles
  10. 10. Expert Opinion Advice Inspection Review Types Process Principles
  11. 11. Expert Opinion: open (and short) enquiry open (and short) enquiry <ul><li>Generally quick: a few days </li></ul><ul><li>Informal, low depth </li></ul><ul><li>3rd party opinion </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation, memo </li></ul>What do you think of...?
  12. 12. Advice: how to achieve a goal achieve a goal <ul><li>2-4 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>More focused, in-depth enquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Options and alternatives </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation, report </li></ul>How...?
  13. 13. Inspection: improvement during realization <ul><li>Multiple short check-ups </li></ul><ul><li>Checklist or scoring model </li></ul><ul><li>Compliance and improvement advice </li></ul><ul><li>Memo, report </li></ul>Is...?
  14. 14. Review: after the fact after the fact <ul><li>3 weeks - 2 months </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions... and advice </li></ul><ul><li>Report, memo, presentation </li></ul>Has...?
  15. 15. Expert Opinion Advice Inspection Review Types Process Principles
  16. 16. Expert Opinion Advice Inspection Review Types Process Principles
  17. 17. There are three overall steps in an audit steps in an audit Option A Option B Option C ? !
  18. 18. Define the Central Question Is the UI architecture flexible enough... ...so I can rebrand my white-label product quickly? Organizational Goals Product Qualities
  19. 19. Analyze the situation Interviews Code Documentation Architecture Performance Security Process Middleware
  20. 20. Draw conclusions and generate advice and generate advice Option A Option B Option C
  21. 21. Expert Opinion Advice Inspection Review Types Process Principles
  22. 22. Expert Opinion Advice Inspection Review Types Process Principles
  23. 23. The audit budget defines depth depth
  24. 24. It’s a collaboration
  25. 25. It’s a snapshot
  26. 26. It’s about looking forward forward
  27. 27. Expert Opinion Advice Inspection Review Types Process Principles
  28. 28. Act III
  29. 29. There is a complex situation that needs a decision
  30. 30. An audit supports decision making decision making Option B Solution, Cost, Benefits Option A Solution, Cost, Benefits Option C Solution, Cost, Benefits
  31. 31. Choose a type, follow the steps and principles follow the steps and principles Expert Opinion Advice Inspection Review Types Process Principles
  32. 32. Thank you Option A Option B Option C ? !

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