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Project Audit Preparation Process


Objectives of audit preparation are to:

  • Review the auditable documents and develop a reasonable understanding of what to be audited.
  • Prepare the audit checklist to facilitate auditors for recording audit finding during audit execution.

Process Entry/Exit Criteria

Entry CriteriaExit Criteria
  • Audit planning is completed and the audit plan is communicated to relevant stakeholders
  • Auditable documents are reviewed and Audit checklist is prepared

Process Inputs/Outputs

  • Organizational/Project Internal Quality Audit Plan
  • Internal Quality Audit Checklist


  1. Audit Team conducts the pre-audit review of concerned artifacts at a high level to get familiar with things to be audited as required.
  2. Audit Team prepares an audit checklist or tailors standard audit checklist according to the audit scope and criteria mentioned in the respective audit plan.
  3. Lead Auditor sends an email to inform Auditees about the commencement of the audit.

Guidelines for Audit Preparation

  1. For pre-audit document review, Audit team may request Configuration Controller to label auditable documents for that audit in order to differentiate modified documents.
  2. The audit commencement email, additional information may be provided for specific timings of audit activities during audit execution as well as participants of these activities.