IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

June, 2011

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June 28, 2011  8:26 PM

Governance and Managing IT Projects – Part VIII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Application Portfolio Management, Infrastructure Portfolio Management, IT Portfolio Management, IT Project Governance, Project Communications Management, Project Portfolio Management

In group situations, decisions on what should be included in the portfolio of active IT investments may be fragmented between the chief information officer (CIO) and business executives; who may each make assumptions regarding how, and by whom, decisions should be made. However,...

June 25, 2011  12:10 AM

Governance and Managing IT Projects – Part VII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Application Portfolio Management, Infrastructure Portfolio Management, IT Portfolio Management, IT Project Governance, Project Communications Management, Project Portfolio Management

Technological development and deployment is inextricably connected to the economic, social, political, and informational factors that prevail in the entity’s control environment. The system and infrastructure


June 21, 2011  8:54 PM

Governance and Managing IT Projects – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
Application Portfolio Management, Infrastructure Portfolio Management, IT Portfolio Management, IT Project Governance, Project Communications Management, Project Portfolio Management

Planning system and infrastructure deployments generally resides with upper level management. In particular, the chief information officer (CIO) or a manager possessing overall responsibility for IT commonly plans system and infrastructure deployments for the entity. Whereby, lower level IT...


June 17, 2011  8:37 PM

Governance and Managing IT Projects – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
Application Portfolio Management, Infrastructure Portfolio Management, IT Portfolio Management, IT Project Governance, Project Communications Management, Project Portfolio Management

To effectively report performance for a given investment, entities should utilize preconceived Systems and Infrastructure Life Cycle Management (SILCM) outcomes to enable multiple...


June 14, 2011  8:46 PM

Governance and Managing IT Projects – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Application Portfolio Management, Infrastructure Portfolio Management, IT Portfolio Management, IT Project Governance, Project Communications Management, Project Portfolio Management

IT project managers are typically individuals presumed to have in-depth technical skills. However, technical aptitude is not the primary key to successful project management. Specifically, IT projects generally will not succeed unless they are managed by professionals who have an adequate...


June 10, 2011  6:43 PM

Governance and Managing IT Projects – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Application Portfolio Management, Infrastructure Portfolio Management, IT Portfolio Management, IT Project Governance, Project Portfolio Management

Tactically, a project is a structured set of activities concerned with delivering a defined capability (that is necessary, but not sufficient, to achieve a required business outcome) to the entity; based on an agreed-upon schedule and budget. Additionally, a project is a temporary endeavor --...


June 7, 2011  9:31 PM

Governance and Managing IT Projects – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Application Portfolio Management, Infrastructure Portfolio Management, IT Portfolio Management, IT Project Governance, Project Portfolio Management

Managerially, oversight of IT-enabled investment portfolio assets should be performed throughout their life cycle. Operationally, portfolio management takes a holistic view of an...


June 3, 2011  9:42 PM

Governance and Managing IT Projects – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Application Portfolio Management, Infrastructure Portfolio Management, IT Portfolio Management, IT Project Governance, Project Portfolio Management

Depending on the entity, accountability for defining IT project governance can reside within a single person or group. As with IT Governance and


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