Optimize Governance for Dynamic Decision-Making

Optimize governance to align with how your organization functions.

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As business complexity and uncertainty evolve, so too must your governance framework to ensure it remains in alignment with organizational purpose and broader expectations. IT leaders are challenged with:

  • Increased complexity, uncertainty, and volatility.
  • Increased demand and digital transformation initiatives, but limited IT capacity.
  • Changing expectations for speed and delivery.
  • Modern approaches to working.

Follow InfoTech’s approach to optimize IT governance for dynamic decision-making:

  • Determine challenges with current governance and transition to a more suitable future state.
  • Align governance to accommodate new work practices, operating models, and business scope.
  • Support your governance framework with strong processes to enable effective decision-making and alignment to corporate purpose.

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Module 1: Current-State Assessment/Redesign

The Purpose

Understand business context and current challenges.

Key Benefits Achieved

A full understanding of your current governance maturity and areas that require greater focus.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Discuss what IT governance is and what effective governance outcomes are.
1.2 Understand business context and strategy.
  • Strategy and business context documented in Optimize IT Governance for Dynamic Decision-Making Workbook
1.3 Conduct SWOT analysis.
  • SWOT documented in the workbook
1.4 Assess attitudes, behavior, and culture.
  • Attitude, behavior, and culture impacts documented in the workbook
1.5 Identify your operating model and work practices.
  • Operating model selected and documented in the workbook

Module 2: Transition and Future-State Design 

The Purpose

Determine where decisions are being made in your current governance framework and the scope of your future governance model.

Key Benefits Achieved

A clear understanding of where decisions are being made in current governance framework and the scope and features of your redesign.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Build your decision hierarchy.
  • Decision hierarchy documented in the workbook
2.2 Define the scope of governance.
  • Scope considerations documented in the workbook
2.3 Design governance goals.
  • Goals of your future governance model documented in IT Steering Committee Charter
2.4 Design determining and specific principles (optional).
  • Determining and specific principles documented in the workbook
2.5 Select your baseline governance model and customize for your organization.
  • Future governance model drafted in the workbook

Module 3: Future-State Design/Implementation

The Purpose

Complete your future governance framework and define key processes to support governance objectives.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • IT Steering Committee Charter and supporting committee charts
  • Processes and business case intake form

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Define governance mandate and responsibilities.
  • Mandate and responsibilities documented in IT Steering Committee Charter.
3.2 Select membership.
  • Committee membership documented in charter
3.3 Define processes to support governance outcomes.
  • Supporting processes documented in charter
3.4 Design business case intake form.
  • Business case intake form

Module 4: Implementation of Governance Framework

The Purpose

Build a roadmap and draft executive communication.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Implementation plan
  • Executive presentation
  • All supporting committee charters

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Prioritize actions and update implementation plan.
  • Implementation plan
4.2 Define meeting procedures.
  • Committee procedures documented in IT Steering Committee Charter
4.3 Complete executive presentation.
  • Committee procedures documented
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