Improve IT Governance to Drive Business Results

Avoid bureaucracy and achieve alignment with a minimalist approach.

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Unmanaged and ad hoc approaches to IT governance cause:

  • The right people are not making the right decisions about IT.
  • Long decision-making cycles.
  • Conflicting guidance around prioritization.
  • Limited scope for the management of risk process.
  • Absent or incomplete management of portfolios – no lifecycle approach.
  • Undocumented, incomplete knowledge and information, and no formal knowledge transfer.
  • Delayed or accelerated project implementations.
  • Duplicated effort and technology redundancies between departments.
  • IT-focused reporting instead of business focused.

Having an effective IT governance structure and processes will allow you to:

  • Provide a formalized process for managing organizational decision making.
  • Save time and money by ensuring that time spent in meetings is effective and that the right people are in those meetings, and preserve IT’s ability to make the most appropriate decision.
  • Foster a culture of accountability for decision making, identifying and resolving issues, and foster communication throughout the organization.
  • Optimize risk by ensuring proper risk thresholds are understood, targeted, and ultimately managed.
  • Optimize your resource allocation by reducing wasteful activities through proper allocation of authority through defined, documented, and communicated roles and responsibilities.

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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
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