Definition of the term (“What is a process audit?”)
The term process audit describes the evaluation of the quality capability for products, product groups and their processes within the quality management. It is part of the quality management system of an organization and is intended to safeguard capable processes resitent against disruptive factors.
Process audits are conducted according to a predefined audit plan.
They can either be performed with reference to the system or the project.
System-oriented process audits only audit directly affected processes but not the entire production process. In contrast, for the project-oriented process audit the Audit takes place at fixed time intervals within a development and planning process in order to be able to detect deficits immediately