An Audit Embraces the Following

1. Validation

The first is to prove that what we think and feel about an opportunity is, in fact, the case.

2. Learning

The second is to determine what the consensus is among people who have a stake in the success of the project and, in this way, establish the top five or more priorities and a model for each success.

3. Avoiding Failure

The third reason is 'chasm avoidance.' If the results of the Audit Debrief are so disparate that it becomes obvious the ideas and priorities among the stakeholders are not in any way shared, a meeting to discuss and debate goals can align objectives and ensure the success of the project.

4. The Mechanics of the Audit:

The Audit is to be filled out by every stakeholder. We request 2 minutes from each of the stakeholders to respond, individually, to our Audit. We ask that the Audit be returned by fax to us (at DUO Strategy and Design) within 24 hours.

5. The resulting Debrief Document:

The Audits are then tabulated and a Debrief document results. This
Debrief is distributed to all the stakeholders - including those who
did not respond to the Audit. The Debrief document evolves into a
strategic plan with budgets, timeframes and measures.