BIOGRAPHY

Michael Prior

Auditor/Director of Business Development, QIA, Houston, TX, USA

Michael Prior is an ASQ certified Quality Auditor (#49115) and has over fifteen (15) Years of Quality Management System experience including auditing (internal) to ensure compliance with ISO 9001-2015 and other ISO based standards for local, national, and multinational organizations, and over thirty (30) years of Management and Sales Management experience working for ISO certified companies.

He has audited clients as small as 5 employee companies to multi-national organizations.He has detailed experience implementing ISO-related standards within organizations around the country.

He possesses extensive knowledge of software and its application and use as a tool for organizations in managing their quality management systems.

He has over ten years’ experience training and consulting individuals and organizations with their ISO-related processes and programs. Additionally, he has trained individuals and groups in auditing practices and procedures.

Mr. Prior possesses extensive knowledge and experience in designing, and maintaining Quality Management Systems for energy, aerospace, chemical and manufacturing clients, and other various industries and is the author of white papers and professional presentations on auditing practices and procedures.

Mr. Prior has been a proud member of the ASQ Houston location and served as a committee member for ASQ Houston for over five years and has been a featured speaker at ASQ Houston conferences.

ABSTRACT

The Power and Effectiveness of Agile-driven Internal Audits

Internal Audit groups are continually challenged to provide more value to stakeholders while enhancing organizational influence and impact. The need to change is clear. Stakeholders are demanding value for services they are required to pursue, and auditors are increasingly challenged to provide value for their product and show meaningful impact to a stakeholder’s processes.

An Agile Internal Quality Audit is the intellectual approach an Internal Audit will utilize in conducting the internal audit process. It shall focus attention to relationships that begin with stakeholders, key personnel, product owner(s), and team members.

This presentation shall highlight these approaches and determine through relationship management, the keys to enhancing Internal Audits that actually produce tangible results that stakeholders are demanding in today’s audit environment.

An Agile Internal Quality Audit is the intellectual approach an Internal Audit will utilize in conducting the internal audit process. It shall focus attention to relationships that begin with stakeholders, key personnel, product owner(s), and team members. Specific attention shall be given to achieving effective results based upon required needs of stakeholders, more efficient and timelier -audit reporting, reduce time wasted and generate participant involvement.

Internal Audit groups should consider an Agile Internal Audit approach if they need to complete more audits in the same (or less) time, promote closer relationships with stakeholders, and deliver more relevant, higher impact reports with less documentation.












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