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Podcast Episode 26: The Audit Monitor role

The Audit Monitor Role

The Audit Monitor role – Managing responsibilities and project managing software audits – making sure the baton does’t get dropped.

In this episode, recorded in September 2016, I was joined by Nico Blokland and Sean van Koutrik of In2SAM, a SAM specialist company from The Netherlands.

Nico and Sean discuss how agile methodologies can be applied to SAM implementation and the professional role of an “Audit Monitor”, someone within an organization for managing a software audit throughout the lifecycle from audit request to closure.

Discussion topics:

  • Overview of the Dutch market for SAM
  • Applying agile principles to SAM
  • The Audit Monitor Role – Definition and importance
  • ISO Standards (-0,-2,-3,-4), ISO Tags not ready for industrial scrutiny / audit defence just yet

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About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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