Assurance over GRC, Projects and Programmes: virtual sessions

Event dates: 12 Sep 2022, 13 Sep 2022



Assurance over GRC, Strategic Risks, Projects and Programmes


Crucial to internal audit success is an audit team that can deliver value adding audits in an efficient manner. This requires a good understanding of technical issues, but increasingly a range of softer skills. This course delivers a range of impactful events to help any audit team deliver to a higher level.


This course is for experienced auditors/audit managers and heads of audit, and will also be a valuable introduction to those involved in process excellence, working in IT, Health Safety & Environment and also Procurement and Project Management.


You will learn:
• The fundamentals of success – benefits / functionality, cost/budget and timelines.
• How easy it is to get things wrong and why.
• Different project management frameworks – PMBOK, PMI, Prince II, Prince Lite, Agile.
• The importance of role clarity all the way up to a project steering group.
• Engaging 3rd parties/consultants and managing them.
• Being clear about your appetite for risk (in a practical way).
• How to obtain assurances at different stages of a project and what constitutes good assurance.
• How to focus on what’s most important – to see the wood from the trees.

75% will be key tools and techniques and 25% practical issues/actions / solutions of those attending.



12/09: 13.00-14.45 and 15.00-16.30

13/09: 09.00-10.30 and 10.45-12.15


Comments about James Paterson from other courses

o Very informative – many thanks

o James have lots of really interesting and useful examples

o Really good overview and great tools, ideas and examples to take away. I really enjoyed it and want to learn more

o James was fantastic. I would certainly recommend courses by him to other colleagues.

o James has a very engaging delivery method.

o James has a very good delivery style and keeps you engaged on the topic being presented. He is also very good at relating to individuals and getting points of understanding.

o Good pace and discussion

o The delivery was really excellent

Assurance over GRC, Projects and Programmes: virtual sessions

2 virtual sessions on "GRC projects and programmes". Starting on 12/09 until 13/09

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About the facilitator

James Paterson

Director: RiskAI

Former CAE / Head of Internal Audit, offering in-house and open training, workshops and consulting since 2010. Author of the book Lean Auditing, looking at lean/agile ways of working in internal audit. Delivery of internal auditing courses for the the IIA Belgium, IIA Bulgaria, IIA Finland, IIA Estonia, IIA France, IIA Latvia, IIA Lithuania, IIA Luxembourg, IIA Norway, IIA Sweden, IIA Switzerland, IIA Spain, IIA UK. Audit Leadership course for MIS training. Key areas of expertise: RISK ASSURANCE - Assurance Mapping & co-ordination, Auditing Culture; LEAN & AGILE INTERNAL AUDIT - Driving value add, insight and productivity in internal audit; AUDIT TEAM EFFECTIVENESS & DEVELOPMENT - Root cause analysis for internal audit / Preparing for an External Quality Review (EQA) / Internal Auditing in Pharmaceuticals and Biotech companies, high performing teams for internal audit.