Published: 15 April 2019
Analyst(s): Audit Research Team
Agile is the latest trend to dominate the conversation about how audit can improve its business value. Though many people are already excited about agile, its benefits for audits are still emerging. Our thinking may change but we’ve observed three early trends on the potential benefits, implementation strategies and challenges of adopting agile in audit.
1. Agile Encourages Behaviors That Benefit Audit Execution and Reporting, Especially When Auditors are Addressing Complex or Unfamiliar Risks and Business Areas
2. There Is No One-Size-Fits-All Approach for Applying Agile Methods in Audit
3. Implementing Agile can be a More Difficult Change for Audit Staff, Managers and Stakeholders Than Adopting Other new Engagement Methodologies and Tools
Final Words: Our Recommended Stance on Agile
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