In simple terms audit is a process which keeps check on whether your defined and set processes & procedures of the company are followed.It is kind of examination to find the extent of implementation of your ISO/CMM or any other stds your company follows.
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- This audit is the audit of the processes. Usually have to check if the processes that are implemented are according to the requirements (ISO or CMM). If there is something lacking, usually suggestions to improve the process is given and etc.
- This audit deals with verifying if the processes are compliant or if they are actually being followed.
In the end the results eiher yield with Non-Compliances and Compliances.
A compliances shows the process is right and is being correctly followed.
A non-compliance shows that the process is wrong or not followed. This usually yeilds to a Long Term Action or Short Term Action to find its solution.