Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Separation of Duties Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Separation of Duties related project.
Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.
The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Separation of Duties specific requirements:
STEP 1: Get your bearings
- The latest quick edition of the Separation of Duties Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.
Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…
- Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation
Then find your goals...
STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track
Featuring 990 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Separation of Duties improvements can be made.
Examples; 10 of the 990 standard requirements:
- Which management assertion is being tested when an auditor starts with transactions at inception and traces the recording through the entire accounting information system?
- Did your organization design and implement internal controls to provide reasonable assurance that it had an appropriate operating relationship with related organizations?
- Which controls can be used to prevent the disclosure of sensitive information stored on a mobile devices removable media in the event that the device is lost or stolen?
- Which security account management techniques should a security analyst implement to prevent staff, who has switched organization roles, from exceeding privileges?
- Which is least likely considered by the auditor in determining the significance of service organization activities to the client and the relevance to the audit?
- Which audit techniques most likely would provide an auditor with the most assurance about the effectiveness of the operation on an internal control procedure?
- Is mail opened by someone other than the bookkeeper and is the daily collection of accounts receivable independent of accounts receivable posting activity?
- What business process rules should be verified, as separation of duties, limits of approval according roles, discount rules or free shipping rules?
- Which does a second authentication requirement mitigate when accessing privileged areas of a website, as password changes or user profile changes?
- Which risk mitigation strategies would also need to be implemented to reduce the number of network outages due to unauthorized changes?
Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:
- The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Separation of Duties book in PDF containing 990 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...
Your Separation of Duties self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:
- The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Separation of Duties Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Separation of Duties areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:
- Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
- Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Separation of Duties Self-Assessment
- Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
- Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:
STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy
The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Separation of Duties projects with the 62 implementation resources:
- 62 step-by-step Separation of Duties Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Separation of Duties project requirements and success criteria:
Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:
- Quality Audit: How does your organization know that its systems for communicating with and among staff are appropriately effective and constructive?
- Responsibility Assignment Matrix: What tool can show you individual and group allocations?
- Schedule Management Plan: Are vendor contract reports, reviews and visits conducted periodically?
- Team Member Performance Assessment: Are there any safeguards to prevent intentional or unintentional rating errors?
- Procurement Management Plan: Has the scope management document been updated and distributed to help prevent scope creep?
- Team Operating Agreement: Confidentiality: how will confidential information be handled?
- Lessons Learned: What worked well or did not work well, either for this Separation of Duties project or for the Separation of Duties project team?
- Cost Management Plan: Are trade-offs between accepting the risk and mitigating the risk identified?
- Procurement Management Plan: Does a documented Separation of Duties project organizational policy & plan (i.e. governance model) exist?
- Procurement Management Plan: Have lessons learned been conducted after each Separation of Duties project release?
Step-by-step and complete Separation of Duties Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.
1.0 Initiating Process Group:
- 1.1 Separation of Duties project Charter
- 1.2 Stakeholder Register
- 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix
2.0 Planning Process Group:
- 2.1 Separation of Duties project Management Plan
- 2.2 Scope Management Plan
- 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
- 2.4 Requirements Documentation
- 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
- 2.6 Separation of Duties project Scope Statement
- 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
- 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
- 2.9 WBS Dictionary
- 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
- 2.11 Activity List
- 2.12 Activity Attributes
- 2.13 Milestone List
- 2.14 Network Diagram
- 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
- 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
- 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
- 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
- 2.19 Separation of Duties project Schedule
- 2.20 Cost Management Plan
- 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
- 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
- 2.23 Cost Baseline
- 2.24 Quality Management Plan
- 2.25 Quality Metrics
- 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
- 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
- 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
- 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
- 2.30 Communications Management Plan
- 2.31 Risk Management Plan
- 2.32 Risk Register
- 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
- 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
- 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
- 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
- 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
- 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
- 2.39 Change Management Plan
3.0 Executing Process Group:
- 3.1 Team Member Status Report
- 3.2 Change Request
- 3.3 Change Log
- 3.4 Decision Log
- 3.5 Quality Audit
- 3.6 Team Directory
- 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
- 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
- 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
- 3.10 Issue Log
4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:
- 4.1 Separation of Duties project Performance Report
- 4.2 Variance Analysis
- 4.3 Earned Value Status
- 4.4 Risk Audit
- 4.5 Contractor Status Report
- 4.6 Formal Acceptance
5.0 Closing Process Group:
- 5.1 Procurement Audit
- 5.2 Contract Close-Out
- 5.3 Separation of Duties project or Phase Close-Out
- 5.4 Lessons Learned
With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Separation of Duties project with this in-depth Separation of Duties Toolkit.
In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:
- Diagnose Separation of Duties projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
- Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
- Integrate recent advances in Separation of Duties and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines
Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.
Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'
This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Separation of Duties investments work better.
This Separation of Duties All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.
Includes lifetime updates
Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.