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A practical, relevant manual to IT governance

This book is essential if you're serious about making you IT governance practices add value.

It reviews the strengths and weaknesses of the leading frameworks - including COSO, CoBIT, ITIL, ISO15000, ISO17799, AS8015 and GAISP - in the context of competitiveness, corporate governance demands and regulatory requirements.

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 snapshot of IT governance in the corporate world today.

An integrated IT governance model

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.

IT Governance Today: A Practitione'rs Handbook 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.

An overview of modern IT governance

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

Additional topics covered by this book include:

  • 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

Read this eBook today to get a grip on the concepts of IT governance.

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