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Putting Agile Oversight into Practice

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What is agile oversight?

At its core, agile oversight is a process or structure that allows an oversight organization to quickly highlight issues or information that require immediate action. It doesn't replace traditional work; instead, it provides additional tools for oversight professionals to efficiently create more timely reviews, reports, memos, and other products.

Agile oversight should be used alongside performance audits and evaluations, financial statement audits, and other oversight activities. Read our report, Agile Oversight in a Time of Crisis, to see real-life examples of agile oversight in action.

When should I use agile oversight?

Use the right tool for the right job. There are four primary situations where an agile product may work best.

urgent risk identification

Outlines risk areas for agency consideration based on prior OIG work or data analytics.

information sharing

Shares information with stakeholders more quickly during a broad scope review.

interim assessment

Provides a status or snapshot on agency or program activities or funding.

summarized lessons learned

Outlines lessons learned for agency consideration based on prior OIG work.

Where do I begin?

Use these tools to help review and adapt your current processes when it makes the most sense to be agile, and to identify areas where you may be agile already.

Learn the basics

Ready to get started? Our toolkit breaks it down with tips for speeding things up while still getting accurate, reliable findings out the door and into the hands of people who need them.

Dive deeper into how agile oversight has worked for others

See real world examples of agile oversight in action, and learn more about how it can help you and your team work smarter and faster. It's all here, in our recap of the Agile Oversight Forum.

Highlights: Videos and Agile Products

Check out excerpts from our Agile Oversight Forum in the list of videos below, and get inspiration from the agile products others in the oversight community have already created.

Video highlights

Product Highlights

Page last modified: 03/05/2024
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