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The goals cascade is the nerve center of COBIT® 5. It supports the identification of stakeholder needs and enterprise goals through the achievement of technical outcomes which, in turn, support the successful use of enabling processes and organizational structures.
COBIT 5, through the goals cascade and enabling processes for the governance and management of enterprise goals, recognizes that it is key for enterprise leaders to understand their business requirements for information systems. COBIT 5 emphasizes aligning IT initiatives with business (enterprise) requirements first before planning, organising and building a system that is being considered for acquisition. Aligning IT initiatives means that IT long- and short-term plans are focused on enabling achievement of business strategic and performance plans and creating enterprise sustainable competitive advantage. To build a system, enterprise leaders must have a clear understanding of the business drivers and outline specific enterprise user requirements for IT.Read the rest of the article here
Using the COBIT5 goals cascade ensures that IT-enabled investments procured meet enterprisegoals, address stakeholder needs, enable benefits realization and ensure thatthe life cycle of the acquired investment is managed by continuously aligningIT-enabled investments (IT projects) to changing stakeholder requirements.Ensuring that there is a dynamic business case in place and continued businessdrive/involvement in IT projects will ensure that IT projects are aligned tobusiness requirements.
To what extendis business involved in IT projects in your organisation and how frequently arebusiness cases reviewed? Share your experience and lets discuss.
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