The goal of a compliance program is to improve the level of compliance of an organization. This differs from the goal of a compliance system which is to maintain a certain level of compliance. If you want to improve your compliance there are 5 questions you must answer which apply to any endeavor from projects, to flying to Mars (pg 16 – Performance Based Project Management by Glen B. Alleman) and to establishing an effective compliance program.
Where are we going?
How are we going to get there?
What threats or opportunities will we encounter?
Do we have everything we need?
How are we going to measure our progress?