Last December, The Office, IS Internal Audit, hired a consultant to formulate an IS Audit Charter for The Company. Five months into the project, we haven’t seen the whole rough draft of the charter-to-be. I’ve experienced waves upon waves of endless meetings, workshops, discussions, which bring me to the following conclusion.
Never make the mistake of expecting consultants to have a deep understanding of our organization. We hire them solely for their methodology and – albeit not very often – their knowledge of industry practices.