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COBIT Focus - Governance of Enterprise IT Missing In Action

Join author Troy DuMoulin,  as he responds to ISACA member questions beginning 23 March 2015. Add your questions by responding to this post!

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For a team to win games and claim championships, it needs to be more than a group of individual star players with unique sets of specialty skills. Winning teams operate under a common vision, mission and share a playbook established by strong leaders who understand how the various members of the team are best organized to achieve team goals. Following this analogy, business and IT leaders across an enterprise should share a common vision, portfolio priorities and agree on how they collectively best leverage technology resources and data to achieve business objectives. To achieve this goal, it is safe to assume that the organization would need to have an effective governance structure and framework to bring the diverse internal and external players into an alignment and shared purpose. To carry the sports analogy a bit further, what is needed is an informed and skilled senior coaching staff who understand that their primary responsibility is to take a team of very diverse players and optimize their performance as a collective whole versus focusing on one or two star players....

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RE: COBIT Focus - Governance of Enterprise IT Missing In Action

Interesting article. My experience of both public and private sector organisations in the UK is that whilst they may be very ITIL focussed, there's little in the way of overall governance of IT across the enterprise. Save for hierarchies, senior management teams, etc, where there's a majority of policies and standards, but not a collective approach to 'governance', whereby the interconnectedness of strategies is positioned at the heart of operational intent.
Heathley ClarkeLively at 8/3/2015 10:16:59 AM Quote
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RE: COBIT Focus - Governance of Enterprise IT Missing In Action

Interesting article. My experience of both public and private sector organisations in the UK is that whilst they may be very ITIL focussed, there's little in the way of overall governance of IT across the enterprise. Save for hierarchies, senior management teams, etc, where there's a majority of policies and standards, but not a collective approach to 'governance', whereby the interconnectedness of strategies is positioned at the heart of operational intent.
Heathley ClarkeLively at 8/3/2015 10:16:59 AM Quote
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RE: COBIT Focus - Governance of Enterprise IT Missing In Action

Interesting article. My experience of both public and private sector organisations in the UK is that whilst they may be very ITIL focussed, there's little in the way of overall governance of IT across the enterprise. Save for hierarchies, senior management teams, etc, where there's a majority of policies and standards, but not a collective approach to 'governance', whereby the interconnectedness of strategies is positioned at the heart of operational intent.
Heathley ClarkeLively at 8/3/2015 10:16:59 AM Quote
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