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Implementing IT Governance - A Pocket Guide

Implementing IT Governance - A Pocket Guide

  • Author: Gad J. Selig
  • Publisher: Van Haren
  • ISBN: 9087538170
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 210
  • View: 6962
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The issues, opportunities and challenges of aligning information technology more closely with an organization and effectively governing an organization s Information Technology (IT) investments, resources, major initiatives and superior uninterrupted service is becoming a major concern of the Board and executive management in enterprises on a global basis. An integrated and comprehensive approach to the alignment, planning, execution and governance of IT and its resources has become critical to more effectively align, integrate, invest, measure, deploy, service and sustain the strategic and tactical direction and value proposition of IT in support of organizations. Much has been written and documented about the individual components of IT Governance such as strategic planning, demand (portfolio investment) management, program and project management, IT service management and delivery, strategic sourcing and outsourcing, performance management and metrics, like the balanced scorecard, compliance and others. Much less has been written about a comprehensive and integrated IT/Business Alignment, Planning, Execution and Governance approach. This new title fills that need in the marketplace and gives readers a structured and practical solutions using the best of the best principles available today. The book is divided into nine chapters, which cover the three critical pillars necessary to develop, execute and sustain a robust and effective IT governance environment - leadership and proactive people and change agents, flexible and scalable processes and enabling technology. Each of the chapters also covers one or more of the following action oriented topics: demand management and alignment (the why and what of IT strategic planning, portfolio investment management, decision authority, etc.); execution management (includes the how - Program/Project Management, IT Service Management and Delivery with IT Infrastructure Library {ITIL} and Strategic Sourcing and outsourcing); performance, risk and contingency management (e.g. includes COBIT, the balanced scorecard and other metrics and controls); and leadership, teams and people skills. Endorsements 'Selig has brought together his years of practical experience and his academic training to produce a valuable resource on how to successfully manage IT. He uses IT governance as the focal point for executing best practices to create alignment between IT and the business. In today s marketplace, where no organization can compete effectively without alignment, this book can become the executive handbook for IT management'Christine V. Bullen, Senior Lecturer, Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology 'Dr. Selig has written an extremely comprehensive book on IT Governance. It is so comprehensive that today's IT leader need look at few other sources to ensure that they have nailed what it takes to lead a world-class IT organization. It provides details, yet serves as a easily reference-able road-map for today's busy IT executives it's a great desktop companion!'Stu Werner, Executive Vice President and CIO, Li & Fong, U.S.A. 'Dr. Selig s book on this topic is a great resource for all IT practitioners and brings together every critical aspect relating to IT governance. This book lays out a roadmap to executing within a solid governance model. It looks at all aspects of establishing, marinating, growing and sustaining an IT ecosystem. The combination of case studies and disciplined approaches to building well structured processes, committed leaders and change agents will help the board, executive management and most of all, CIO s and IT professionals think through what has worked, what can work and how to deployIT governance successfully. I very much enjoyed reading the chapters. I think you have a great book and I look forward to reading it when it comes out'Dick LeFave, CIO, Sprint Nextel 'In an era when strong IT governance is an increasingly critical component of visionary business and technology leadership, Dr Selig's book provides a welcome compendium of successful practices. Experienced leaders will find it a valuable reference, while early-career managers will appreciate the clear, actionable framework for developing high-quality, sustainable governance models of their own'Hank Zupnick, CIO, GE Real Estate 'Dr Selig's book is a well thought out and comprehensive reference guide on the successful governance of IT in context of the larger business. It successfully combines practical check lists and governance models with real world insights in an easy to read format.The book is organized into logical sections that make it easy to find topics of relevance. This book will be useful when setting up a new governance model or challenging and improving what is in place today. It is written in a format that allows the reader to stand back from the detail and look a the bigger picture, recognizing that an integrated approach to IT governance is critical to the overall health of a successful business.Dr Selig has captured this complex topic in a way that will prove a valuable reference for all levels of Executives and managers that are involved in IT governance' Nicholas Willcox, Director IT, Unilever Americas 'Dr. Selig s blend of executive IT and senior level business experience in major companies combined with many years of teaching experience and research effort have enabled him to create a unique book that blends many different components and perspectives on IT Governance into a single framework. Written for senior and aspiring IT and business leaders, his book draws upon practical experience, research, and best practices as well as the collective wisdom of the many senior IT leaders he has interacted with in teaching IT Governance. A five star rating!'James R. Shea, Director, Syracuse University, Center for Business Information Technologies 'Dr. Selig has created a veritable IT Governance Encyclopedia for the 21st century IT executive. If something isn t covered here, you probably don t need to know it'Peter Schay, Executive VP, The Advisory Council

IT Governance

IT Governance

A Pocket Guide Based on COBIT

  • Author: Koen Brand,Harry Boonen
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 9077212191
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 151
  • View: 8189
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This pocket guide is the first result of a project that was started by the Netherlands chapters of ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association), ITSMF and EXIN with the aim of developing a managment instrument that fit standards like ITIL, ISO, security standards and the Balanced Scorecard. It is provided for two purposes. First, it is a quick reference guide for those not acquainted with this field of work. Second, it is a high level introduction to ISACA's standard COBIT that will encourage further study. The guide follows the process structure of COBIT but it differs from COBIT in several ways, adding new information to the structure, from the perspective of IT management.

It Governance

It Governance

A Pocket Guide

  • Author: Alan Calder
  • Publisher: IT Governance Ltd
  • ISBN: 1905356307
  • Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Page: 48
  • View: 3420
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This newdownloadable pocket guidein the Practical IT Governance series, is designed to provide the reader with a basic understanding of how an organization's Information Technology supports and enables the achievement of its strategies and objectives.

IT Governance based on CobiT® 4.1 - A Management Guide

IT Governance based on CobiT® 4.1 - A Management Guide

  • Author: Koen Brand,Harry Boonen
  • Publisher: Van Haren
  • ISBN: 9087531168
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 168
  • View: 6549
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This IT Governance Management Guide is the result of a project that involved many experts from all over the world. It started out as a compact reference to one framework, but it grew into an original document on IT Governance. It provides readers with 2 benefits . First, it is a quick-reference guide to IT governance for those who are not acquainted with this field. Second, it is a high-level introduction to ISACA's open standard COBIT 4.1 that will encourage further study. This guide follows the process structure of COBIT 4.1, in addition it supplies new information to the structure. This guide is aimed at business and IT (service) managers, consultants, auditors and anyone interested in learning more about the possible application of IT governance standards in the IT management domain. In addition, it provides students in IT and Business Administration with a compact reference to COBIT 4.1. By this book is a separate file (free, via internet) available: • All images in the book, in Powerpoint format. Click on the button Training Material by the book on our website.

ITIL® 2011 Edition - A Pocket Guide

ITIL® 2011 Edition - A Pocket Guide

  • Author: Jan van Bon
  • Publisher: Van Haren
  • ISBN: 9087539789
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 194
  • View: 8557
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For trainers free additional material of this book is available. This can be found under the "Training Material" tab. Log in with your trainer account to access the material.Note: This pocket book is available in several languages: English, German, Dutch.Since 2001 the Van Haren Publishing ITIL Pocket Guides have helped readers all over the world to understand the essentials of ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library), the leading framework for IT service management. This pocket guide does exactly the same as previous editions: offering a concise summary of ITIL, based on ITIL® 2011 Edition. We have condensed the full ITIL framework, found in 2000 pages, into just 200 pocket-sized pages! It means that this book is an essential time-saving and cost-effective guide to ITIL 2011 Edition -- for both industry experts and students alike. Primarily it is a quick, portable reference tool to ITIL for all professionals in the service management community. What is the ‘lifecycle’ approach? What are the key service management processes and functions? Secondly the ITIL pocket guide can be used as part of the training material for everyone who wants to certify for the ITIL Foundation exam. The guide contents cover all of the specifications of AXELOS’ ITIL Foundation Certificate syllabus.

Implementing Effective IT Governance and IT Management

Implementing Effective IT Governance and IT Management

  • Author: Gad J. Selig
  • Publisher: Van Haren
  • ISBN: 9401805725
  • Category: Education
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 4320
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This book is a revised edition of the best selling title Implementing IT Governance (ISBN 978 90 8753 119 5).For trainers free additional material of this book is available. This can be found under the "Training Material" tab. Log in with your trainer account to access the material.In all enterprises around the world, the issues, opportunities and challenges of aligning IT more closely with the organization and effectively governing an organization s IT investments, resources, major initiatives and superior uninterrupted service is becoming a major concern of the Board and executive management. An integrated and comprehensive approach to the alignment, planning, execution and governance of IT and its resources has become critical to more effectively align, integrate, invest, measure, deploy, service and sustain the strategic and tactical direction and value proposition of IT in support of organizations.Much has been written and documented about the individual components of IT Governance such as strategic planning, demand management, program and project management, IT service management, strategic sourcing and outsourcing, performance management, metrics, compliance and others. Much less has been written about a comprehensive and integrated approach for IT/Business Alignment, Planning, Execution and Governance. This title fills that need in the marketplace and offers readers structured and practical solutions using the best of the best practices available today. The book is divided into two parts, which cover the three critical pillars necessary to develop, execute and sustain a robust and effective IT governance environment:- Leadership, people, organization and strategy,- IT governance, its major component processes and enabling technologies.Each of the chapters also covers one or more of the following action oriented topics: - the why and what of IT: strategic planning, portfolio investment management, decision authority, etc.; - the how of IT: Program/Project Management, IT Service Management (including ITIL); Strategic Sourcing and outsourcing; performance, risk and contingency management (including COBIT, the Balanced Scorecard etc.) and leadership, team management and professional competences.

ISO/IEC 38500

ISO/IEC 38500

The IT Governance Standard

  • Author: Alan Calder
  • Publisher: IT Governance Ltd
  • ISBN: 1905356587
  • Category: Computer networks
  • Page: 49
  • View: 4282
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The emergence of ISO/IEC 38500 OCo the international standard for the corporate governance of information and communication technology OCo puts boards around the world in a position from which they can take effective action to apply core governance principles to their information and communication technology."

IT Governance to Drive High Performance

IT Governance to Drive High Performance

Lessons from Accenture

  • Author: Robert E. Kress
  • Publisher: IT Governance Ltd
  • ISBN: 184928038X
  • Category: Business enterprises
  • Page: 49
  • View: 5697
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This pocket guide provides you with an insider's detailed description of Accenture's IT governance policy and details its governance structure. It shows how effective IT governance links IT strategy and IT decisions to Accenture's business strategy and business priorities. Following the best practices approach set out in this pocket guide serves as an ideal starting point for any organisation with ambitions to achieve excellence.

PRINCE2 Agile An Implementation Pocket Guide

PRINCE2 Agile An Implementation Pocket Guide

Step-by-step advice for every project type

  • Author: Jamie Lynn Cooke
  • Publisher: IT Governance Ltd
  • ISBN: 1849288089
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 127
  • View: 8396
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PRINCE2 Agile: An Implementation Pocket Guide is an official AXELOS-licensed guide that explains the PRINCE2 Agile framework in clear business language with practical guidance on how to implement this framework for any project in your organisation. It is ideal for those who need a readily available reference source to supplement the official AXELOS PRINCE2 Agile guide.

TOGAF® Version 9.1 - A Pocket Guide

TOGAF® Version 9.1 - A Pocket Guide

  • Author: Andrew Josey
  • Publisher: Van Haren
  • ISBN: 9087539673
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 162
  • View: 7771
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Note: This book is available in several languages: Brazilian Portuguese, English, Spanish, French.This is the official Open Group Pocket Guide for TOGAF Version 9.1 and is published in hard copy and electronic format by Van Haren Publishing on behalf of The Open Group. TOGAF®, an Open Group Standard, is a proven enterprise architecture methodology and framework used by the world s leading organizations to improve business efficiency. It is the most prominent and reliable enterprise architecture standard, ensuring consistent standards, methods, and communication among enterprise architecture professionals. Enterprise architecture professionals fluent in TOGAF standards enjoy greater industry credibility, job effectiveness, and career opportunities. TOGAF helps practitioners avoid being locked into proprietary methods, utilize resources more efficiently and effectively, and realize a greater return on investment.