Whilst some of you may be using this guide for internal auditing, in general it addresses auditing as a third party just as the ASQC s CQE (Certified Quality Auditor) course and exam does. This is to say much of the material is aimed at folks who will be dealing with companies they do not work in. This said, you will see I take a very formal approach at times. Most classes on auditing do. For example, we will talk about introductory meetings. Obviously these can be very formal and long (up to an hour or more), whilst for some companies doing internal audits the formality is very limited.
So - as you go through the guide, recognize that the amount of formality will be dependent upon your specific situation.
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