Control Environment Toolkit

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Standardize Control Environment: Staff Management / Employee Development and growth.

More Uses of the Control Environment Toolkit:

  • Systematize Control Environment: monitor emerging Best Practices in Internal Controls, Regulatory Compliance, and validation programs and adopt Continuous Improvement principles to support enhanced Control Environment.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across organization to gain insight into compliance risks associated with Line Of Business activities, objectives, practices, processes, and overall Control Environment.

  • Be certain that your organization complies; as companies become increasingly dependent on Cybersecurity to conduct daily Business Activities, there is an important need to stay on top of Control Environments.

  • Identify Control Environment: plan, lead, execute, and report on medium to complex it general and Application Control audits, It Security and governance review, and drive control/Process Optimization to assess existence, effectiveness, and efficiency of the IT Control Environment.

  • Encourage support the development of new (and modifications to existing) products, services, Strategic Partnerships, Processes And Systems and provides Risk Management guidance as to applicable Control Environment requirements and process changes related to technology services and vendor risks.

  • Secure that your business contributes to robust and innovative strategic solutions and builds resilient support for next generation systems to solvE Business challenges and enhance the Control Environment.

  • Manage work with Key Stakeholders to strengthen governance, risk and Control Environments by anticipating issues, providing feedback and sharing Internal Controls knowledge and Best Practices.

  • Identify robust solutions and build resilient next generation systems to solvE Business challenges and enhance the Control Environment.

  • Formulate Control Environment: monitor the risk and Control Environment to ensure that exposures are kept at acceptable levels through issue monitoring administration and exception tracking and the oversight of remediation actions to improve overall supplier performance.

  • Orchestrate Control Environment: partner with management to improve effective identify risks and improve the Control Environment.

  • Manage the reassessment of the Control Environment of critical third parties through continuous ongoing monitoring activities and Due Diligence refresh.

  • Be certain that your organization assesses Internal Control performance, identifies weaknesses, and provides recommendations to strengthen the Control Environment.

  • Confirm your organization monitors the risk and Control Environment and provides effective challenge to internal and external stakeholders to ensure that exposures are kept at acceptable levels.

  • Identify Control Environment: monitor emerging Best Practices in Internal Controls, Regulatory Compliance, and validation programs and adopt Continuous Improvement principles to support enhanced Control Environment.

  • Support the implementation of process and control improvement/ automation/ consolidation opportunities and drive consistently increasing maturity of overall Control Environment.

  • Formulate Control Environment: document, enhance and develop processes to improve efficiency and strengthen the Control Environment.

  • Be accountable for testing Internal Controls by reviewing and documenting relevant evidence to conclude on the design and operational effectiveness of controls and the overall Control Environment.

  • Ensure you advance; build independent, positive working relationships across your organization focused on open honest communication and trust, to collectively work and strengthen the overall Control Environment, managing risks and supporting opportunities.

  • Convince partnering and coordinating with the SOX team, External Auditors, management, and other testing groups to best address relevant risks to your organization, improve your organizations Control Environment, reduce redundant testing, and anticipate future team requirements.

  • Contribute to robust and innovative strategic solutions and build resilient support for next generation systems to solvE Business challenges and enhance the Control Environment.

  • Lead Control Environment: document, enhance and develop processes to improve efficiency and strengthen the Control Environment.

  • Direct Control Environment: proactively identify areas of business initiatives and changes in thE Business environment and assess impact on thE Business and the Control Environment.

  • Lead Control Environment: monitor emerging Best Practices in Internal Controls, Regulatory Compliance, and validation programs and adopt Continuous Improvement principles to support enhanced Control Environment.

  • Initiate Control Environment: partner with management to improve effective identify risks and improve the Control Environment.

  • Ensure you sound knowledge (Access Control Incident Management Capacity Management Release Management Change Management and service management).

  • Serve as partner on management Control Assessment (MCA) Quarterly Risk Assessment and the Annual Risk Assessment process.

  • Perform Project Management, for the more complex projects, from inception to completion; plan, lead, organize, and control project deliverables, schedules, and budgets.

  • Make sure that your corporation provides consultation and facilitation support services to organization in Information security matters, compliance with the security policy, privacy, and other control mechanisms used by your organization.

  • Develop new and optimize existing systems to automate and expand Inventory Control activities throughout your organization with special emphasis on areas with the highest supply spend.

  • Ensure you participate; build and integrate components ( as web based User Interfaces, Access Control mechanisms, and commercial indexing products) to develop complex user applications or system tools.

  • Confirm your operation complies; designs, develop, and implement significant portions of leading edge analytical and technical methodologies, tools, and policies/standards to ensure a Cyber secure environment for the customer.

  • Lead Product Design review to provide input on functional requirements, Product Designs, schedules, or potential security risks.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Control Environment 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 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Control Environment improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. How are costs allocated?

  2. How will effects be measured?

  3. Why is Control Environment important for you now?

  4. Do you aggressively reward and promote the people who have the biggest impact on creating excellent Control Environment services/products?

  5. What methods do you use to gather Control Environment data?

  6. What causes extra work or rework?

  7. What resources are required for the improvement efforts?

  8. How do you quantify and qualify impacts?

  9. What are your most important goals for the strategic Control Environment objectives?

  10. Who will be responsible for documenting the Control Environment requirements in detail?

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 Control Environment book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Control Environment project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Control Environment Project Team have enough people to execute the Control Environment project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Control Environment project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Control Environment 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 Control Environment 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 Control Environment investments work better.

This Control Environment 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.