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Category Archives: COBIT

Using Multiple Guidance Systems for the Governance of Enterprise IT

November 13, 2016

The most secured company in the world I’ve been known to tell a story about when my CEO rounded up the executive management team (I was the CIO at the time) and pounded us with the question: “Why are we … Continue reading

Tips to gaining executive support for IT Governance initiatives

December 17, 2014

The hardest question I get as an IT governance advisor is, “how do I get executive level support for our IT governance program?”  Surprisingly, this question, which comes from operations as well as executives, is not an isolated issue.  As … Continue reading

Why am I a huge fan of COBIT?

June 16, 2014

COBIT5 has been around for a couple of years now, so I should probably stop referring to it as the new release and simply call it the latest.  I was introduced to COBIT back in version 4.0, and have since … Continue reading

The difference between governance and management

March 14, 2014

By now, it should be understood (through legislation, regulations, standards, etc.) that boards, executives, and IT must collaborate in order to gain alignment and provide value for stakeholders.  The inherent challenge with this is how to do it right when … Continue reading

One part ITIL, one part COBIT

December 16, 2013

Framework Overload Considering the many challenges faced by IT service providers today, leveraging frameworks to assist in managing and controlling IT services is a logical, yet difficult task.  With so many best practices in the market today, how can you … Continue reading

Innovation? There’s a process for that!

October 23, 2013

In order to achieve competitive advantage, business must continually strive to innovate.  Innovation, coupled with improved operational effectiveness and efficiency can exploit and leverage information technology that results in greater business value and potentially market share.  In order to overcome … Continue reading

To Steer or to Strategize –Differences between IT Steering Committees and IT Strategy Committees

August 12, 2013

Yes ‘decision by committee’ is often negatively associated with non-essential, seemingly off-target, purposeless meetings.  Agreed (sometimes) – meetings for the sake of meetings is unproductive and a waste of a valuable resource…TIME.  But if you think about meetings conceptually, meetings … Continue reading

Getting IT Governance off the ground, 10 Tips before you start.

July 6, 2013

Let’s face it, we in IT are under increasing pressures. These pressures are sources of demand for our operational, planning, and compliance resources that tax our ability to deliver value. With the reliance on IT systems and services, critical business … Continue reading