ST.4 Do a Walk-Through Audit

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OVERVIEW

This activity will help you to better understand the operational activities of the company and identify some strengths and weaknesses through a tour of the main facilities.

INPUT

Data Gathering Checklist from the activity ST.1 Plan my data gathering strategy.

OUTPUT

At least five examples of both ‘strength’ and ‘weakness’ factors within the operational performance of the company. This output is used in the activity: ST.7 Do a SWOT analysis.

TEMPLATE

HOW TO GO ABOUT IT

1.

Before the tour, read through the Walk-through Audit guide provided and add some specific questions of your own that you would like to have answered.

2.

During the tour, use the guide to prompt discussions and gather additional information.

3.

After the tour, write down in the Walk-Through Audit Guide template:

  •  Key observations.
  •  At least five strengths within the operational performance of the company.
  •  At least five weaknesses within the operational performance of the company.

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