Auditing Major Projects and Change Programmes


Many high profile project disasters turn out to have had risk management and governance procedures in place that typify accepted practice. These standard controls were not strong enough to provide control. This course looks at why those controls sometimes fail, including in-depth coverage of the human behaviour that is so often the cause of our difficulties. It goes on to examine the early clues that should alert auditors to problems ahead and gives suggestions on how to test objectively things that often seem to be matters of conflicting opinion. A special feature of this course is the stress on controls strong enough to be effective in high pressure change.

What you will learn

  • How the audit function compliments project management and risk management
  • The concepts and practical application of a risk based approach to project review
  • Understand how to identify, mitigate and control project risks effectively
  • Sell the benefits of proactive risk based audit of key projects
  • Audit major projects with confidence
  • Techniques to ensure that more projects meet their agreed objectives
  • The ability to read early warning signs
  • The influence of the supply chain on project success
  • Lessons learnt from major projects such as Heathrow Terminal 5, Wembley and Copenhagen Metro
  • To understand how audit can add value in the 3 line defence model and assist auditors comply with EU company law directive—article 41, section 2b which requires internal audit committees, for the first time, to monitor internal control, internal audit and risk management systems on Major Projects and Programmes

Further information

ACI Learning
ACI Learning
3 Days
Scheduled dates
Course type:
Amsterdam, Atlanta, GA, Bandar Seri Begawan, Boston, MA, Burlington, MA, Cape Town, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Dubai, Dublin, Dublin, OH, Hong Kong, Houston, TX, Las Vegas, NV, London, Manila, New York, NY, Oman, Orlando, FL, Philadelphia, PA, San Antonio, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Singapore, Virtual Training Room Only, Washington, DC

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