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How can IT Governance be Implemented Pragmatically by Enterprises?


Implementing governance within an entire enterprise takes a monumental amount of time and effort. On top of that, it isn’t a once and done deal: the monitoring of the governance process is key to continued success. This article found on Agile IT Governance provides a quick read on how to pragmatically implement IT Governance. As with any governance process, the article features an emphasis on the importance of standards in speeding decisions: Standards are helpful in speeding up decision making processes. A well-articulated standards library and a set of adoption methodologies can be valuable. Or at least a minimum set of standards which must be followed by everyone. Project-based freedom to choose people, processes and technologies may be given to areas not defined by standards.The article also helps explain why IT governance is important: it is the basis of upper management gaining visibility into the projects performed within the organization and likewise assures that those projects line up with business wide goals.

 

About Anne Grybowski

Anne is a former staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success, with a degree in Media Studies from Penn State University.

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