Good day! I hope everyone is safe and healthy. Because of the Pandemic, our organization is exploring remote audits for our Internal Quality Audit (and later on, with our CB). Since this is the first time that we will be doing this, we wanted to gauge our readiness for it. To do this, one of my colleagues developed a poll (with pre-determined answers) to be answered by the different process owners. My problem with the said poll is that it is gauging a department's readiness for remote audit but is only asking if they have certain documents (1. documented procedure, 2. Our matrix of actions on risks/opportunities, and 3. objectives). You are 100% ready if you have all of those prepared, 75% if you lack one, 50% if you have at least one prepared and 25% if you have none at all. I told him that it is dangerous to assume that DOCUMENTATION = READINESS. I'm bothered that his poll did not factor in the IT infrastructure, minimum health standards/policies, suitable environment, etc. Later on, he replied and told me that the things that were not factored in can be incorporated in the documents mentioned in the poll. I clarified to him that these should be separate items to be assessed as they are not elements that can be shoe-horned in at the last minute! Alas, before I ramble on even further, I am stitching up my own tool to gauge readiness for remote audits. So far I'm considering four points to look into. 1. IT infrastructure (internet connectivity as some sites have poor connection, availability of appropriate hardware) 2. Internal policies. (up to what extent? consensus on what platform will be used? How will it mesh with our current work-from-home set up?) 3. Contingencies (what to do in case connection is disrupted) 4. Data privacy This has been very long but I would like to hear if anyone who would like to add anything that I should consider? Thank you very much.