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Theater High Altitude Area Defense: Project Auditing Analysis

Review Project Auditing, Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD): Five Failures and Counting Case Study

Do you think this was a financial audit, a project audit, or a management audit? Why?

Was the purpose of the audit to exert cybernetic control, go/no-go control, or post project control? Explain.

Given the comments in the case, do you surmise that the reason for the audit was to improve future projects or to ascertain the reasons for not meeting the project's goals, and if the latter, its direct goals or ancillary goals?

Do you think the GAO was the best choice for an audit team? Would it have the trust of the project personnel?

Given the minimal elements of a project audit present in Section 12.2, which element(s) would have been primary to the audit team? Why? Which section would have contained the "underlying problems" reported in the case?

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Do you think this was a financial audit, a project audit, or a management audit? Why? Was the purpose of the audit to exert cybernetic control, go/no-go control, or post project control? Explain.

The THAAD project was a audited on a basis to determine actual success on metrics relating to particulars in completing certain tasks and cost projections. Thus, the research should focus on project audit as a way to review, analyzed, and determining final outcome accordingly. The THAAD was a kinetic-energy weapon designed to protect the United States of America on a potential threat or missile attack from an known or unknown entity. In analysis, the THAAD program was found as a failure of all five of the initial areas and tests due to lack of accomplished targets goals.

Consider the audit as productive in reviewing the overall concept on matters detailing actual successful outcome on cybernetic control. Thus, the final write up should reflect how the purpose of the audit indicated the exerted cybernetic control lacking sufficient productivity in targeted goals. Thus, the project audit indicated restrictions in areas that formulated a real strategy against potential enemy threat either by missile or biological from aircraft. Keeps the focus on the case study indicating how a strategic sourcing project encountered numerous problems from cost overruns to failed attempts in execution on tasks output - that negatively impacted the stakeholders associated with or potential ...

Solution Summary

This is a review into project auditing for reaching efficiency levels.

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