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The Turtle Diagram is a tool commonly used by organizations as a proven way to define processes. It is also a useful tool for auditors conducting a management system or process audit, including manufacturing or quality process. If used correctly in the planning process, the Turtle Diagram process can assist the auditor to do the following:

  • Identify relevant sources of risk
  • Address performance, highlighting those sources that influence the MEASURE of the process
  • Trace WHERE the outputs of the process go, and what INPUTS the process uses
  • Perform the audit, using the tool to collect relevant auditor evidence to support findings
  • Perform the audit to trace OUTPUTS of the process into other areas of the system