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I recently posted a list of the top posts on my personal blog. Today, I want to share a list of the top posts, in terms of views, on my IIA blog.

 

 

 

1

What is “Risk-based” Auditing?

2304

2

Lessons for Internal Auditors From the Lehman Brothers Saga

2219

3

Let’s Talk About Governance

1748

4

Risk and Control Issues Commonly Overlooked by Internal Auditing 4: Linking Strategy to Execution

1529

5

Risk and Control Issues Commonly Overlooked by Internal Auditing 2: The adequacy of risk management

1454

6

Updating IIA Guidance on Continuous Auditing/Monitoring

1322

7

Building the Audit Plan Around Assurance on Governance, Risk Management, and Related Controls

1274

8

Is Internal Audit Meeting the Challenge? Perhaps Not!

1242

9

The Institute of Internal Auditors’ Tone at the Top Defines GRC and Gets It Right

1229

10

Food for Thought on Risk Appetite

1010

11

A Risk Assessment Tool for Auditors and Risk Officers

1004

12

How Do You Determine Whether the Risk Management Process Is “Effective”?

953

13

A Useful Framework for Assessing Your Risk Management Program

810

14

My Ideal Internal Audit Department

800

15

Risk and Control Issues Commonly Overlooked by Internal Auditing 3: People

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16

A Challenging View of Internal Auditing

718

17

Risk Intelligence: Two Fine New Publications From Deloitte

709

18

A Strategic Plan for Internal Audit

689

19

King III: A Great Step for Corporate Governance?

665

20

Risk and Control Issues Commonly Overlooked by Internal Auditing 5: Management

650

Which posts did you find most and least interesting? Are there topics you would to see covered in 2011?

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  1. Ethan Jewett
    Hi Norman,

    It looks like none of the links work.

    I’m a little skeptical that lists of links like this add much value to SCN. Maybe a brief description of why each entry might be interesting to the SCN community would make it more clear why we should click through, and might even spark some discussion here.

    Cheers,
    Ethan

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  2. Norman Marks Post author
    Thank you for the feedback. I agree that this would have been better if I had explained more about why each of my 2010 posts might be of interest.

    I also appreciate that some would prefer all my blogs to be posted here rather than on another site, with just a link and a few lines here. Going forward, I will post the complete post here so that people will not have to hyperlink over to the complete post.

    I would at the same time like to express my appreciation for the many emails thanking me for my contributions. Comments like these encourage me to continue.

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  3. André Stauffer
    I would like to remind those who find your blogs contentless, that the GRC area is indeed central, and this includes the way that IT audit is integrated into business audit in general. The new requirements on CFOs and top-management has an impact on IT practices, so SAP CC members beware, more might come unto you on the GRC side.

    Norman, keep up the good work.

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  4. Norman Marks Post author
    Andre, thank you for the kind words.

    If anybody would like me to change what I post, please let me know in a constructive fashion – with suggestions of what you would like to hear.

    I do not write about SAP products at a technical level. My focus and perspective is as a long-time practitioner and I write about related business challenges and opportunities.

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    1. Ethan Jewett
      Hi Norman,

      I did provide a constructive suggestion about how this post could be structured in a way that added more value to the SCN community. I don’t believe SCN should be limited to technical content, and I do appreciate your blogs that contain significant discussion of the topics you focus on. I don’t have much to add, as it is not an area I know much about, but I read and learn.

      On the other hand, some of your blog posts (and some of the posts of others as well, often SAP employees) have very little content and simply link off-site with little attempt to explain why the off-site content should be interesting to the SCN community and without trying to engage the SCN community in a discussion here on SCN. This post was such an obvious example of this tactic that I felt the need to speak up.

      Cheers,
      Ethan

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  5. Norman Marks Post author
    PS – the links do work if you would like to try them again.

    You will perhaps have seen that instead of providing a link I am now posting the entire content here. That has a negative as well as the positive. The positive is that you don’t have to click the hyperlink. The negative is that you will not be able to see the discussion that takes place on the other site.

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    1. Julius von dem Bussche
      Hi Norman,

      Thanks for answering.

      I still don’t “get it” what duplicating content is good for or linkfarming as only content to foreign (personal) sites. As an SAP employee I, also struggle to understand why you choose a personal blog for a company product suite and topic area.

      Imagine what SCN would look like if everyone did that?

      Anyway, perhaps I am also a part of the problem… but I just don’t “get it”.

      Cheers,
      Julius

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  6. Norman Marks Post author
    Julius,

    I am not only trying to write for existing SAP customers, consultants, etc who are on SCN but for the business community as a whole.

    You will see that my posts are not, with few exceptions, about SAP solutions per se. They are about business process challenges and opportunities.

    I hope that helps.

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