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Stuck Thoughts

By Peter T. Davis, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, COBIT Foundation, COBIT Implementation, COBIT Assessor, COBIT INCS, CISSP, CPA, CMA, CMC, ITIL FC, ISO 9001 FC, ISO 20000 FC/LI/LA, ISO 27001 LI/LA, ISO 27005/31000 RM, ISO 27005 Lead Risk Manager, ISO 28000 FC, ISO 31000 Lead Risk Manager, ISTQB CTFL, Lean IT FC, Open FAIR FC, PMI-RMP, PMP, PRINCE2 FC, SSGB, RESILIA FC

COBIT Focus | 25 April 2016

I never thought in 2016 that I would hear someone say, “We have always done it that way,” but I did. Undoubtedly, these are 7 of the saddest and most expensive words in the English language. You might know this phrase by one of its variants: “That is not the way we do it here,” or “You just do not understand how we do things around here.” These are what psychologists call “stuck thoughts.” They are the brick walls that form a prison around your mind. The harder you try to get rid of them, the more powerful they become. The walls get higher and more defensive. You get trapped in firefighting mode because it is all you know. You are in your comfort zone. Forget that you are wasting resources. But is there a better way? Read More >>

Unearthing and Enhancing Intelligence and Wisdom Within the COBIT 5 Governance of Information Model

By Ahmet Efe

COBIT Focus | 18 April 2016

Data, information, knowledge and wisdom (DIKW) are the best known, sequential, theoretical and conceptual stations of understanding of things for taking proper action to save more in assets while losing less in resources in the course of life, both for individuals and legal entities. Read More >>

Implementing COBIT 5 at ENTSO-E

By Greet Volders, CGEIT, COBIT Certified Assessor and Kees de Jong, CIPM, CISSP, SIPP/E

COBIT Focus | 11 April 2016

 

The IT director of the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) undertook a pragmatic approach toward implementing COBIT 5 at the organisation beginning in 2014. Read More >>

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