IT Governance Today - a Practitioner's Handbook (eBook)

IT Governance Today - a Practitioner's Handbook (eBook)

Buy this book and ensure that the IT systems in your business are genuinely capable of adding value!

IT Governance Today is a comprehensive state-of-the-art snapshot of IT governance in the corporate world today.

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The one book the 21st century governance professional can’t afford to be without!

IT governance is a board-led management framework­ — not a software 'solution' or a single, proprietary framework — for making IT an integrated, value-adding part of the business.

This product is also available as part of our IT Governance Library.

This book assesses the strengths and weaknesses — in the context of competitiveness, corporate governance demands and regulatory requirements — of current frameworks (including COSO, CoBIT, ITIL, ISO 15000, ISO17799, AS 8015, GAISP).

An integrated IT governance model

It proposes an integrated IT governance model that pulls together the key components of these frameworks into a single integrated model that overcomes the limitations of each, and creates a comprehensive tool that is truly capable of generating long-term business value.

Role of the CIO and management structure

The book contains a substantial chapter on the role of the CIO, and an optimum management structure (including CKO, CTO, CISO, etc.) for the IT department that brings together all the key roles and responsibilities.

It also looks at essential tools such as:

  • IT Balanced Scorecard
  • the Baldridge criteria
  • capability maturity models (including CMMI and OPM3)
  • the Zachman Framework for enterprise architecture
  • project governance (including portfolio management, OPM3 and agile project management methodologies)
  • operational risk and risk management frameworks such as Basel2 and the Treadway Commission's ERM
  • financial concepts in the IT environment such as ROI and TCO
  • IT performance optimisation
  • IT audit
  • and so much more.

The benefits of an integrated IT governance model:

  • Reduce risks
    Risk management is about more than just obtaining some official seal of approval. An effective IT governance framework will help safeguard your business information, enable your business to recover faster from a disaster and minimise the disruption caused by mishaps or technical breakdown.
  • Integrate IT with your overall business goals
    The point of IT governance is to enable your business to achieve its objectives and to make technological innovations work to your advantage.
  • Ensure that projects succeed
    Project governance is one of the most financially significant areas of IT governance. By managing projects involving IT as business projects rather than just IT projects, you can avoid spiralling costs and disappointing outcomes.
  • Improve return on investment
    IT governance means proper costing and control of IT investments. By evaluating the total cost of ownership and keeping track of IT performance, you will be able to improve the return on investment of your IT systems over the longer term.

The IT governance practitioner's manual

Aimed squarely at IT governance practitioners (including board members, owners, directors, partners, senior executives, IT managers, governance practioners, professional advisers, project managers, process owners, and intelligent people in public and private sector organisations everywhere) - IT Governance Today is a comprehensive state-of-the-art snapshot of IT governance in the corporate world today.

Buy this book and ensure that the IT systems in your business are genuinely capable of adding value!

About the author:

Alan Calder is the founder director of IT Governance Ltd. His long executive career has spanned both the private and public sectors. He writes, speaks and consults widely on IT governance, compliance and information security.

Author: Alan Calder
Publisher: IT Governance Publishing
ISBN 10: 190535603X
ISBN 13: 9781905356034
Published: 13 May 2005
Format: eBook
Availability: Immediate download

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