CISA Toolkit

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical CISA Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any CISA 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 CISA specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the CISA 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 991 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which CISA improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 991 standard requirements:

  1. How comprehensively does your organization perform audits of its information and records management functions and the information and records management aspects of other business activities?

  2. How do you explicitly incorporate into the capital framework other critical risk areas, as portfolio concentrations and operational, liquidity, legal, and information systems risks?

  3. Which techniques or tools would assist an IS auditor when performing a statistical sampling of financial transactions maintained in a financial management information system?

  4. Do it systems generate audit logs to the extent needed to enable the monitoring, analysis, investigation and reporting of unlawful, unauthorized or inappropriate activities?

  5. Which management assertion is being tested when an auditor starts with transactions at inception and traces the recording through the entire accounting information system?

  6. Does information system output, which is classified as sensitive or critical, receive a security label that makes it clear that the output is sensitive or critical?

  7. Have the implementation and use of ERP systems reduced the time spent on and improved the information related to internal control assurance and risk assessment?

  8. Is the storage of auditing information, the system data repository and the managed item data repository included in the calculation of the storage footprint?

  9. How is personal information protected at various levels databases, networks, system platforms, application layers, and business process/functional levels?

  10. Do you have systems in place to map employee training to quality management processes, and to ensure all employees remain knowledgeable and informed?


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 CISA book in PDF containing 991 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your CISA 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 CISA Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which CISA 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 CISA 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 CISA projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step CISA Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 CISA project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Risk Audit: What risk does not having unique identification present?

  2. Risk Register: What risks might negatively or positively affect achieving the CISA project objectives?

  3. Initiating Process Group: Mitigate. what will you do to minimize the impact should the risk event occur?

  4. Human Resource Management Plan: Has a quality assurance plan been developed for the CISA project?

  5. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Identify and isolate causes of favorable and unfavorable cost and schedule variances?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Have the personnel with the necessary skills and competence been identified and has agreement for participation in the CISA project been reached with the appropriate management?

  7. Project Scope Statement: If you were to write a list of what should not be included in the scope statement, what are the things that you would recommend be described as out-of-scope?

  8. Team Performance Assessment: To what degree does the teams approach to its work allow for modification and improvement over time?

  9. Procurement Audit: Is the performance of the procurement function/unit benchmarked with other procurement functions/units in the different stages of the procurement process?

  10. Cost Management Plan: Has a provision been made to reassess CISA project risks at various CISA project stages?

 
Step-by-step and complete CISA Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 CISA project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 CISA project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 CISA 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 CISA 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 CISA 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 CISA project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any CISA project with this in-depth CISA Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose CISA 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 CISA 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 CISA investments work better.

This CISA 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.