Local Seminar 


2019 Fall Seminar

Auditing Agile and Scrum Development Projects


Today, application systems development is all about speed.  Agile and Scrum are all about getting data as well as processing and reporting to the customer ASAP. This is further complicated by the lack of standardized methodologies, expectations and business models. Auditors, reviewers and project sponsors are further confounded by the difficulty of knowing what can be done in a definitively short amount of time, especially in an environment that discourages oversight and audit.

This course is designed to remove the complication, identify what auditors and developers can do to facilitate and achieve success and provide risk-based awareness of what can go right and what can go wrong with Agile and Scrum development. Key risk-based “triggers” will be provided that heighten awareness of how to review, manage, and audit these “moving targets”. This course provides you with a unique tool that will set you on a path of contributing without distracting.


Financial Auditors, IT Auditors, Application Systems Development Team Leaders, Scrum Masters, Project Sponsors 

About the Instructor - Thomas Salzman, CISA, ITIL

Thomas Salzman, Senior Instructor for MISTI, is the IT Audit Manager for Illinois State University, where he manages all computer audits conducted by the University. His responsibilities include working with educational, athletic, and administrative departments throughout the University to prepare and streamline and improve IT processes, computer security, IT policies and procedures, operational processes and internal controls; and develop methodologies for managing computer resources.  His work requires him to be skilled in network controls, application management, computer intrusion, security management, and application design and development.

Previously, Mr. Salzman was Director of Professional Services for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) where he was responsible for establishing and supporting its worldwide network of educational programs, conferences, and special events; as well as authoring the Professional Seminar Series of diverse educational offerings. He also served as editor and co-author of the ISACA CISA Review Manual. Prior to joining ISACA, Mr. Salzman was with Coopers & Lybrand, heading their Technical Training and Information Security practices.  Tom also served on the faculty of DePaul University, authoring and presenting undergraduate and post-graduate degree programs.

A much in-demand speaker, Mr. Salzman teaches a variety of computer and audit topics worldwide. He also tracks and presents numerous CISA review courses.  To broaden his support of the IT audit profession, Tom also presents a range of topical webinars for MIS Training Institute.

In addition, his consulting practice has assisted a number of organizations develop cost-effective internal IT audit functions.

Mr. Salzman is a recipient of the College and University Auditors Excellence In Service Award.