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Flashback Friday: Agile Auditing Doesn’t Mean Faster with Toby DeRoche

Flashback Friday: Agile Auditing Doesn’t Mean Faster with Toby DeRoche

January 29, 2021

We've been talking about agile auditing for years, so why are a few succeeding and others are reluctant to embrace it or failing in their implementation? 

Agile doesn't mean faster, and it doesn't apply to just one part of the audit process. It is a paradigm shift and one of the most important changes to #internalaudit in many years.

I am talking with Toby DeRoche, who has spent the last several years understanding exactly how to apply the principles of agile into the whole audit process in a practical way. What works, what doesn't, what organizations are really doing that are successful, and is here to share so you can make the shift to agile auditing and avoid the painful learning curve.

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

When you are ready for the step-by-step "how to" for agile auditing, learn more about the Certified Agile Auditor Professional (cAAP) course mentioned during this episode at: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/caap/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf/

Your Habits Will Make or Break You

Your Habits Will Make or Break You

January 26, 2021

In life we don't necessarily get what we want, we usually get what our habits give us. 
We have two kinds of habits; good habits and habits that no longer serve us. 
In todays episode I speak about how we can end habits that no longer help us and start
building habits that do, so we can build our lives the way we want them. 

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

Flashback Friday: Giving Up Some Independence is OK, but Lack of Objectivity Will Kill You

Flashback Friday: Giving Up Some Independence is OK, but Lack of Objectivity Will Kill You

January 22, 2021

Independence and objectivity are two words I hear auditors use incorrectly all the time. Even though the standards describe internal audit as being independent and objective, the truth is very few internal audit functions are truly independent, but we have to remain objective. While we may not be able to control our independence (don't worry I explain in the episode) we have complete control over being objective.

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." Warren Buffet. While lacking objectivity won't really get you "killed" it can definitely get you fired.

 

 

The Glass Is Always Full

The Glass Is Always Full

January 19, 2021

Science shows that optimists live longer and happier lives than pessimists do. With the world in the state that it is in today, it can be hard to 
stay optimistic. 

In today's episode I discuss with you how we can see the sunny side of life, and always view the glass not only as half full, but overflowing!

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

Flashback Friday: Collaborative Audit Report Writing with Tracy Marquardt

Flashback Friday: Collaborative Audit Report Writing with Tracy Marquardt

January 15, 2021

Internal audit reports have been written the same for decades, and honestly are usually very boring and don't meet our organization's needs. In this episode I talk with Tracie Marquardt about action oriented recommendations, improving report writing to consider the end of the value chain, seeing the big picture, linking our work to assurance over key objectives, and how to make our reporting more collaborative.

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

Tracie Marquardt is Europes leading audit communication consultant, and I am so honored to have her on #jammingwithjason #internalauditpodcast.

Learn more about Tracie at https://www.traciemarquardt.com/ and https://qacommunication.com/ or email her at: tracie@qacommunication.com
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Get Out Of Your Head

Get Out Of Your Head

January 12, 2021

In today's episode we are going to talk about how overthinking and getting into your own head may be one of the worst things that you are doing. 

There are certain things that you can do in order to improve your habits which will in turn improve your outcomes in life. 

So join me here on the podcast where I will share some of these little life "hacks" with you! 

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

Flashback Friday: Ground-Breaking Insight into the Current and Future State of Internal Audit with Colleen Knuff

Flashback Friday: Ground-Breaking Insight into the Current and Future State of Internal Audit with Colleen Knuff

January 8, 2021

If you ask over 1,000 #internalaudit groups what they are doing different based on the changes we've seen in 2020, what do you think you would find?
Well in this #jammingwithjason episode I'm talking with Colleen Knuff from Wolters Kluwer TeamMate about the research they have collected and what insights it can tell us about the current and future state of internal audit and the direction you should be taking. 

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/ to learn more about: 1. continuous risk assessments, 2. adopting an agile audit approach, 3. increasing the use of data analytics.

Here are a couple of things you can start doing now.
1. Get more continuous in your risk assessment and linking what you do to the key objectives of your organization. Learn how here: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/certified-risk-based-internal-auditor-crbia/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf
2. Get more agile in your internal audit approach. Learn how here: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/p/caap/?affcode=105582_jpp6czlf
3. Learn how to start incorporating more data analytics in your work: https://ondemand.criskacademy.com/courses/category/data-analytics

To participate in the Touchstone Research for Internal Audit, visit:
https://www.wolterskluwer.com/en/solutions/teammate/touchstone

Listen in at: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

Data Analytics is NOT About Exception Reporting with Nathan Pickard

Data Analytics is NOT About Exception Reporting with Nathan Pickard

January 5, 2021

What are some of the biggest challenges when #internalaudit starts incorporating #dataanalytics? How can thinking of data analytics as a process instead of a part of a project make a HUGE difference in your success?

These questions and more are answered in my discussion with Nathan Pickard, CEO of 9b. This #jammingwithjason episode will give you a whole new way to look at how to "do" data analytics in your organization that are repeatable and aid in continuous risk assessment, agile projects, and reporting ... making your job much, much easier.

Learn more about Nathan and 9b at: https://www.9bcorp.com/

Flashback Friday: Invest in Yourself or Nobody Else Will

Flashback Friday: Invest in Yourself or Nobody Else Will

January 1, 2021

As we move forward in our career it's easy to wake up one day and realize we haven't really invested in ourselves in years. I know, cause I've been there too. We get so busy dealing with the day-to-day stresses on our job, trying to balance life-work commitments that we don't take time to invest in ourselves. We become dependent on our employer to provide or pay for training, and when that doesn't happen we usually stop taking the time for personal development. After all, we have so much else on our plate, and we don't believe we "have" the time or money.

In this episode, I discuss two "gods" of the strings that we can learn a lot about how to become an expert in our craft. It takes, blood, sweat and tears ... of daily / weekly / monthly consistent dedication ... and a mindset to "make" the time or money investment in ourselves. Learn how these two individuals put in the time to become icons of their instruments.

If you want to be at the top of your game, you have to make time and invest in yourself. If you don't do it, nobody else will think it's important either. When we do invest, we may not become "gods," but the sky in definitely the limit on what we can accomplish.

For complete show notes and downloads related to this episode, visit: http://www.jasonmefford.com/jammingwithjason/

To access the offer from cRisk Academy to save $100 on your first two on-demand trainings, visit: https://criskacademy.com/save100/

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