|Clarification of the initial conditions with the auditee
||Defining audit objectives, considering requirements and the audit purpose, using standardised audit programmes
||Rules of the game are defined at start. The audit partners decide whether only standard conformity or also system impact to be considered.
|Discussion of vision, mission, policy and strategy of the organisation
||Applying the agreed frame of objectives
||Systematic elaboration of audit and system objectives. Systems orientation is basis of the audit.
|Definition of system priorities together with the auditee
||Using a "normogramm", marking a net of not more than 5 blocks and processes
||Focus of top management described and can be followed systematically during the whole audit process
|Auditing of processes, considering permanently requirements and audit objectives
||Systematic inclusion of interactions with other processes and blocks
||Instead of sequential questions on standard requirements, a continual auditing of system impact in relation to the organisation's objectives
|Immediate marking of strengths and weaknesses in the "normogramm"
Planning and performing audit reviews
|Recognising and illustrating of clusters
Securing holistic audit of priorities and requirements
|System related strengths and weaknesses visualised within the net
Each requirement connected with processes and elements
|Presentation of audit results
||Preparing a strengths-weaknesses-profile and comparing with audit objectives
||Subjective perceptions replaced through objective profiles, their correlation with audit objectives easily to be identified.
|Audit reporting, including priority of activities for improvement
||Applying a standardised report structure
||Top management can easily identify the statements of the audit report and can combine the results and their interrelations with the organisation's strategy