Clear Lines on Audit and Risk

The Clear Lines on Audit and Risk offer close-up analysis of basic concepts in audit and risk management. There are ‘how to’ guides and original solutions to common problems. Articles are sorted into streams for different audiences, and layered into overviews and drill-down detail.

This page lists top-level overview articles on Risk Management and on Audit and Governance. You can start drilling down from each of these overviews.

Risk Management
For Everyone For Specialists For the Australian Government

What is risk management?

Risk in work unit business planning  HOW TO   ORIGINAL 

Risk management in projects: the real reason. Posted for re-publication in PM Magazine June 2019.

Risk in work unit business planning  FAST TRACK   ORIGINAL 

Centralised or de-centralised risk management in your enterprise?    ORIGINAL 

Integrating de-centralised risk management for enterprise risk management  ORIGINAL 

Consequences as outcome differences (with risk appetite and tolerance), on LinkedIn.  ORIGINAL 

Repeatable risk events don’t have a ‘likelihood’ Deep exploration of event likelihoods, frequencies, counts and totals  ORIGINAL 

What is Risk Management? Australian Government supplement

De-centralised risk management in the Australian Government

Audit and Governance
For Everyone For Specialists For the Australian Government

In governance, do only what matters  ORIGINAL 

Audit recommendation tracking  HOW TO 

Internal auditing assures an audit committee (and everything else is an optional extra)

Audit recommendations are secondary; so are ‘findings’  ORIGINAL 

What is ‘controls reporting’?

The Clear Lines have an origin in Australian Government work. The Clear Lines pay attention to the Australian perspective, and to the public-sector perspective. But the Clear Lines are definitely not about ‘how we do things here’. They are about achieving purpose.

Original solutions are validated against the professional standards covering the activity. The main standards bodies cited are ISO, IIA and ISACA, and the central authorities for the Australian Government.

Please comment freely. There are many original Lines that should be challenged. All the Clear Lines meet formal standards before you see them, but I would love to hear that some of them are not Clear enough, or should be followed only with caution. Articles in Beta versions are specifically intended for experts to critique. There is a reply box at the bottom of each post and page. You can also use the email contact facility.

Roger Lines
Canberra, Australia

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