“New systems generate new problems.” —Murphy’s Technological Laws #17 0.1 An Important Event
On October 19, 1998, the Executive Council of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) approved a document titled “The Software Engineering Code of Ethics and Professional Practice”. A few months later, the Board of Governors of the Computer Society of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE-CS) did the same.
I began my journey in the coaching profession in 1989, when I took a course offered by Thomas
Leonard and became certified as a life planner.
Over the next five years, I wrote a book, led workshops, and spoke to groups all over the country.
During that time, Thomas started Coach U (along with being my own personal coach). I was using
my coaching skills at every opportunity, and in 1994 I enrolled in Coach U and became a full-time
coach. At that time, most people had no idea what coaching was or how it worked. With the support
of my coach, I was coaching 80...
One debate I have been hearing for years, in the audit profession,
is the issue of auditor independence. As a public accountant and
CPA I was well aware of the need for independence. When I
became a CAE, I studied the IIA Standards and the audit indepen-
dence issue. However, the popular theory that, as IA, we could
not design controls improvement, sent me into many healthy
debates with my contemporary CAEs, directors, and managers.
I was told if we ‘‘designed controls’’ we could not independently
audit them. With this I disagreed in general.