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Essential Project Investment Governance and Reporting

Essential Project Investment Governance and Reporting

Preventing Project Fraud and Ensuring Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
By Steven C. Rollins, PMP, & Richard B. Lanza, CPA, CFE, PMP
Hardcover, 6x9, 248 pages
ISBN: 1-932159-26-6
January 2005

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Official reference material for the Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)SM Credential Examination

Many businesses are not properly considering the risks inherent in reporting project investments in compliance with the new Sarbanes-Oxley federal law. This represents a very real threat to these organizations, their senior executives and project managers. This book introduces proactive best processes for ensuring proper financial reporting of project investments and techniques for preventing, detecting, and managing the risks of fraud in projects. The authors provide a roadmap for implementing a project fraud policy that will ensure corporate governance compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley.

Key Features
  • Provides risk management processes and tools for controlling corporate objective delivery and preventing fraud in project investments
  • Identifies the key, must-follow accounting and audit standards and includes structured project reporting examples, business cases, assessment tools, and checklists
  • Illustrates how the Project Management Office and Internal auditors can collaborate to minimize project misstatements and fraud throughout the project life cycle, while also accelerating project delivery
  • Features a project roadmap that you can apply to your organization within a Program/Project Management Office that enables proper fraud control at the project level
  • WAV offers numerous free downloadable tools such as a project fraud management policy, risk management plan, project fraud and risk assessment checklists, decision analysis tools, and an MS Project PMO roadmap for implementing SOX 404 — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com/wav
  • About the Author(s)

    Steven Rollins, PMP, MBA, is a well-known expert in Enterprise Program/Project Management Office, a best-selling author, and CEO of the ALLPMO Network Inc. 

    Richard Lanza, CPA, CFE, PMP, is a Project Management/PMO expert, Certified Fraud Examinar, Editor of the Sarbanes-Oxley Journal, and Manager of Internal Auditing for Toys ‘R’ Us

    Table of Contents

    NEW CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LANDSCAPE

    The New World of Corporate Governance
    Enabling Compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley

    THE EMERGENCE OF PROJECT FRAUD

    Project Failure (and Possibly Fraud) Case Study
    Project Fraud Defined and Its Many Faces
    Impacts and Motives of Project Failures and Fraud
    Impairment of Assets

    OVERALL RESPONSES TO PROJECT FRAUD

    Understanding Internal Control and Using It as a Model for Reviews
    Project Fraud and Statement of Auditing Standard 99
    Assessing the Organizational and Project Control Environment
    Complete Project Fraud Risk Assessment
    General Responses to Key Project Error and Fraud Risks with Prevention and Detection Procedures
    Specific Responses to Key Project Fraud Risks with Prevention and Detection Procedures
    Utilizing the Audit Function/Program Management Office for Fraud Prevention and Detection While Maximizing Project Investments

    ENABLING THE PMO AND AUDIT FUNCTION TO SUPPORT CORPORATE AND FINANCIAL REPORTING GOVERNANCE

    Defining the PMO/Internal Audit Value Proposition for Fraud Prevention and Detection
    Utilizing PMO Data Store That Supports Fraud Prevention and Detection
    Implementing Project Management Policies Through the PMO That Support Fraud Prevention and Detection
    Creating a Safety Net for the Project Teams
    Connecting Project Investment with Corporate Objectives to Improve Project Fraud Control
    Defining Where to Start
    Searching for Project Fraud within Project Investment
    Essential Project Reporting Processes That Support Fraud Detection
    Training the Organization to Manage Project Fraud Prevention and Detection
    Using Enterprise Project Management Tools for Project Fraud Detection
    The Executive Proposal for Sarbanes-Oxley
    Section 404 Compliance in Detail
    PMO Roadmap for Implementing Sarbanes-Oxley into Project Delivery
    Summary
    Appendices
    Index

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