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What are the factors that affect the size and constitution of the COBIT 5 assessment team?

- Number of processes & target levels (scope of the assessment)
- number of enterprise units being assessed (organizational units)
- number of instances being examined (class of the assessment)

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What is the exact meaning of the word (Independent Assessor)?

- independent from the (enterprise) => (class one)
- independent from the (enterprise unit) being assessed => (class two)

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What are the key responsibilities of the (sponsor) in the assessment?

- Verify that the lead assessor is a competent assessor. An indication is whether the person is a certified assessor, if such a certification is available
- Ensure that resources are made available to conduct the assessment.
- Ensure that the assessment team has access to the relevant resources.
- Agree to the assessment scope.
- Accept assessment results on behalf of the organisation.

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What are the key roles of the COBIT 5 assessment?

- Sponsor
- Lead Assessor
- Assessor
- Coordinator
- Participantes

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What are the key responsibilities of the (Lead Assessor) in the assessment?

- Confirm the sponsor’s commitment to proceed with the assessment.
- Ensure that the assessment is conducted in accordance with the requirements of the COBIT assessment programme.
- Ensure that participants in the assessment are briefed on the purpose, scope and approach of the assessment.
- Ensure that all members of the assessment team have knowledge and skills appropriate to their roles.
- Ensure that all members of the assessment team have access to appropriate documented guidance on how to perform the defined assessment activities.
- Ensure that the assessment team has the competencies to use the tools chosen to support the assessment.
- Confirm receipt of the assessment result deliverables by the sponsor.
- On completion of the assessment, verify and document the extent of conformance of the assessment to the COBIT assessment programme and ISO/IEC 15504.

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What are the key responsibilities of the (Assessor) in the assessment?

- Ensure that the assessment is conducted in accordance with the requirements of the COBIT assessment programme.
- Rate the process attributes necessary to complete the process profile.
- Carry out the assigned activities associated with the assessment (detailed planning, data collection, data validation and reporting) and ensure that they are supported by proper evidence.

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What are the key responsibilities of the (Co-ordinator) in the assessment?

- Ensure that the assessment team has adequate interaction with the necessary organisational roles needed to complete the assessment.
- Ensure that resources are made available in a timely manner to meet the assessment schedule.
- Serve as interface for logistical concerns to ensure that both the needs of the business and the needs of the assessment are adequately served.

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Who else participate in the assessment other than the team and sponsor?

- Process owners and mangers
- Process practitioners

i.e. The sources of information

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How the engagement of the other participants (sources of information) should be managed during the assessment?

- roles and responsibilities of each participant must be identified as part of assessment planning
- enterprise management must motivate participants to effectively support the assessment work

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What are the key factors to be considered in determining assessor competency?

- Skills in the application of the COBIT PAM includes: (COBIT PAM tools and rating processes)
- Attended COBIT 5 Foundation & assessor training and received certification
- How to apply COBIT 5 to the processes being assessed
- Knowledge and experience related to the activities being assessed
- Personal attributes that contribute to effective performance include (communication and project management skills)

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What are the minimum recommended experience with COBIT 5 assessments for the competent lead assessor!?

Expected that he/she had undertaken at least two assessments as part of a team