Redesign IT Governance to Drive Optimal Business Results

Make IT governance the glue that holds things together, not the red tape that holds you back.

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Your Challenge

  • IT governance is the number-one predictor of value generated by IT, yet many organizations struggle to organize their governance effectively.
  • Current IT governance does not address the changing goals, risks, or context of the organization so IT spend is not easily linked to value.
  • The right people are not making the right decisions about IT.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Organizations do not have a governance framework in place that optimally aligns IT with the business objectives and direction.
  • Implementing IT governance requires the involvement of key business stakeholders who do not see IT’s value in corporate governance and strategy.
  • The current governance processes are poorly designed, making the time to decisions too long and driving non-compliance.

Impact and Result

  • Use Info-Tech’s four-step process for optimizing your IT governance framework.
  • Our client-tested methodology supports the enablement of IT-business alignment, decreases decision-making cycle times, and increases IT’s transparency and effectiveness in decisions around benefits realization, risks, and resources.
  • Successful completion of the IT governance redesign will result in the following outcomes:
    1. Align IT with the business context.
    2. Assess the current governance framework.
    3. Redesign the governance framework.
    4. Implement governance redesign.

Redesign IT Governance to Drive Optimal Business Results

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should redesign IT governance, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.


2

Assess the current governance framework

Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of current governance using the Current State Assessment.

3

Redesign the governance framework

Build a redesign of the governance framework using the Future State Design template.

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IT Governance Course

Drive business value and enable effective decision making by optimizing IT governance structure and processes.
This course makes up part of the Strategy & Governance Certificate.

Now Playing: Executive Brief

Course information:

Title: IT Governance Course
Number of Course Modules: 6
Estimated Time to Complete: 2-2.5 hours

Featured:
Andy Woyzbun, Executive Advisor
Gord Harrison, SVP of Research and Advisory

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Module 1: Identify the Need for Governance

The Purpose

Identify the need for governance in your organization and engage the leadership team in the redesign process.

Key Benefits Achieved

Establish an engagement standard for the leadership of your organization in the IT governance redesign.

Activities:
Outputs

1.1

Identify stakeholders.

  • Stakeholder Power Map

1.2

Make the case for improved IT governance.

  • Make the Case Presentation

1.3

Customize communication plan.

  • Communication Plan

Module 2: Align IT With the Business Context

The Purpose

Create a mutual understanding with the business leaders of the current state of the organization and the state of business it is moving towards.

Key Benefits Achieved

The understanding of the business context will provide an aligned foundation on which to redesign the IT governance framework.

Activities:
Outputs

2.1

Review documents.

2.2

Analyze frameworks.

  • PESTLE Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis

2.3

Conduct brainstorming.

2.4

Finalize the Statement of Business Context.

  • Statement of Business Context

Module 3: Assess the Current Governance Framework

The Purpose

Establish a baseline of the current governance framework.

Key Benefits Achieved

Develop guidelines based off results from the current state that will guide the future state design.

Activities:
Outputs

3.1

Create committee profiles.

3.2

Build governance structure map.

  • Current State Assessment

3.3

Establish governance guidelines.

Module 4: Redesign the Governance Framework

The Purpose

Redesign the governance structure and the committees that operate within it.

Key Benefits Achieved

Build a future state of governance where the relationships and processes that are built drive optimal business results.

Activities:
Outputs

4.1

Build governance structure map.

  • Future State Design

4.2

Create committee profiles.

  • IT Governance Terms of Reference

Module 5: Implement Governance Redesign

The Purpose

Build a roadmap for implementing the governance redesign.

Key Benefits Achieved

Create a transparent and relationship-oriented implementation strategy that will pave the way for a successful redesign implementation.

Activities:
Outputs

5.1

Identify next steps for the redesign.

  • Implementation Plan

5.2

Establish communication plan.

5.3

Lead executive presentation.

  • Executive Presentation