IT Governance Today - A Practitioners Handbook

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  • 168 Pages
  • IT Governance
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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 the:

- 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!

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PREFACE

CHAPTER 1: IT GOVERNANCE TODAY
- Governance
- The information economy
- Competitiveness
- Governance convergence
- Strategic and operational risk management
- Regulatory compliance
- Information risk
- Project governance
- Characteristics of an IT governance framework
- Benefits of an IT governance framework

CHAPTER 2: IMPLEMENTING IT GOVERNANCE
- Maturity models
- Implementation process
- Some words of caution
- Preparation
- Identify symptoms
- Politics
- Conclusions

CHAPTER 3: IT MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE
- The CEO
- The CIO
- Role description
- Key Issues
- Key attributes
- IT management structure
- IT organization structure
- Outsourcing
- Supplier selection
- Outsourcing contracts

CHAPTER 4: ERM AND INTERNAL CONTROL
- Governance
- Fiduciary duties
- Governance frameworks
- BIS and Basel 2
- Operational risk
- The Combined Code and the Turnbull Guidance
- The Turnbull Report
- Revised Combined Code
- Sarbanes Oxley (‘SOX')
- Internal controls and audit
- IT risk management
- Enterprise risk management
- ERM framework
- COSO ERM framework
- Risk management and IT governance

CHAPTER 5: ENTERPRISE IT ARCHITECTURE
- Posture
- Enterprise IT architecture committee
- Zachman framework
- Service-oriented architecture
- Middleware

CHAPTER 6: PROJECT GOVERNANCE
- Project governance components
- When is an IT project not an IT project?
- Project selection criteria
- Return on Investment (‘ROI')
- Transition
- Portfolio management
- Project management methodologies
- GANTT charts
- CPM
- PERT
- PRINCE2
- Agile project management
- Maturity models
- CMMI©
- OPM3©
- Overlaps

CHAPTER 7: IT GOVERNANCE METRICS
- The IT Balanced Scorecard
- Perspectives
- Baldridge National Quality Program
- Management reporting tools

CHAPTER 8: IT PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
- Total cost of ownership
- TCO and improving the IT ROI
- TCO and open source
- IT service management (‘ITIL')
- ITIL service support
- ITIL service delivery
- Service level agreements
- Service level monitoring and management
- IT performance optimisation (‘ITPO')
- Managing ITPO

CHAPTER 9: FRAMEWORKS
- Requirements
- Current frameworks
- Information security
- COSO
- CoBIT
- IT governance framework requirements - recap
- AS 8015-2005
- IT Governance – framework 1
- IT Governance – framework 2
- IT governance route map

CHAPTER 10: IT AUDIT
- The purpose of IT audits
- Audit preparation
- Control categories and frameworks
- Post audit
- IT audit: the auditor's approach
- Financial audit
- Performance audit
- Computer Assisted Audit Tools (CAATs)
- Benefits of using CAATs
- Audit trails
- SAS 70

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