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Effective IT governance is an essential component of overall enterprise governance. By following a formal framework, your organization can produce measurable results as you move toward achieving your strategies and goals. A formal program also takes the interests of stakeholders into account, and the needs of staff and the company processes they use.
It’s likely that your business is subject to many regulations regarding the protection of confidential information, financial accountability, data retention, and disaster recovery, among others. Then, there’s the pressure from shareholders, stakeholders, and customers - investment decisions may be influenced by demonstrating good governance of your information systems..
To make sure you meet internal and external requirements, it’s imperative that your organization implement a formal IT governance program that provides an effective and efficient framework for best practices and controls.
There are a number of common things that cause issues in IT projects, but establishing IT governance can mitigate them. They include:
A typical IT governance model includes:
Although every organization’s governance model is different, there are five essential steps to establish your IT governance plan. These include:
Identify your stakeholders. These might include CMOs, CIOs, or even third-party vendors. Educate members on the basics of corporate governance, as well as employees. Your staff will then understand the what and why behind governance, and this will make the transition easier.
Your steering committee will take the lead here. Committee members will develop goals based on their areas of expertise and their department. They’ll work together to identify which goal should be the priority and decide what resources and technology will be needed to reach the goal.
A solid, efficient structure for communication flow will aid your governance success. Your organization can gain a competitive advantage if you put into place the correct system for prioritizing and approvals. This could mean any of a number of project management software solutions.
Assign the right people to the right job. Clear and well-defined roles and expectations will help prevent any confusion when your plan is deployed. Choose committee members from each department and make sure to include an experienced IT staff member. Executive sponsors, along with the project management department, will play a critical role by explaining the benefits of the new governance plan, as well as champion the project.
You’ll want to educate the relevant teams on the processes, committees, and purposes. Set the tone of how governance will be used and accepted in your organization. If senior management isn’t fully invested in IT governance, your staff will sense it, so they should appear enthusiastic and help educate to indicate full buy-in.
The work of IT governance isn’t over when you’ve established a governance plan. For implementation to be successful you must:
By knowing exactly what you need technology to accomplish enables the creativity that turns raw technological capability into strategic usefulness.
Working in collaboration with your and your IT team, we can brainstorm to design the perfect governance plan for your organization that:
Don’t go it alone, and don’t wait for something to happen that wouldn’t have if you had a solid governance plan. Let’s talk. We can provide efficiencies that save you both time and money while ensuring your digital evolution for success.
We are fanatically dedicated to knowing you, because the more deeply we understand you, the more concrete and the more accurate our common goal of your digital success becomes. Once we both clearly see where you're going, we work together to settle you into your digital niche and identify strategies for adapting you to it most advantageously. And for seamless continuity from strategy to execution, our strategic helping hand becomes a technical helping hand.