IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance:

Strategic Planning


June 21, 2010  4:03 PM

Not-for-profit Value Delivery – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
Application Software, COBIT, Configuration Management, Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, IT Service Management, ITG, ITSM, Performance Measurement, Strategic Planning, Value Delivery

Commonly, value delivery requires appropriate controls. In order to provide enduring IT value delivery controls normally necessitates adopting appropriate objectives. Most control experts...

June 17, 2010  6:44 PM

Not-for-profit Value Delivery – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, IT Service Management, ITG, ITSM, Performance Measurement, Service Level Management, SLM, Strategic Planning, Value Delivery, Value Realization

Key management practices ensure effective and efficient value delivery. Effective IT value delivery practices recognize there are different categories of investments that must be evaluated and managed...


June 14, 2010  5:52 PM

Not-for-profit Value Delivery – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Application Software, Configuration Management, Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, IT Enablement, IT Service Management, ITG, ITSM, Performance Measurement, Strategic Planning, Value Delivery

Almost every type of not-for-profit entity today requires some level of IT enablement. Applying this generally accepted principal, the vendor community and at times IT leadership tend to overstate the value and...


June 10, 2010  5:49 PM

Not-for-profit Value Delivery – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Application Software, Configuration Management, Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, IT Service Management, ITG, ITSM, Performance Measurement, Strategic Planning, Value Delivery

Considering IT value attributes, delivery is a simple concept. Either the particular product or service is transferred to the designated recipient or it is not. However, influencing IT delivery is the ‘IT transfer agent’. When...


June 7, 2010  6:01 PM

Not-for-profit Value Delivery – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, IT Service Management, ITG, ITSM, Performance Measurement, Strategic Planning, Value Delivery

Reflective of ISACA’s Val IT framework; value is complex, contextual, and dynamic. Influencing value is individual perception. In regard to entity...


June 3, 2010  7:01 PM

Not-for-profit Value Delivery – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, IT Service Management, ITG, ITSM, Performance Measurement, Strategic Planning, Value Delivery

As with links in a metal chain hoisting precious cargo, ensuring appropriate IT tensile strength for the organizational environment is important to achieving entity objectives. Nevertheless, considering that acquiring and maintaining IT resources have costs, IT assets must produce benefits from...


May 31, 2010  8:26 PM

Not-for-profit Strategic Alignment – Part VIII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, IT Service Management, ITG, ITSM, Performance Measurement, Strategic Planning, Value Delivery

Strategic design is generally developed in sequential order -- whether or not management has a formal or informal strategic planning system. To gain an understanding of the processes and to...


May 27, 2010  7:03 PM

Not-for-profit Strategic Alignment – Part VII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, IT Service Management, ITG, ITSM, Performance Measurement, Strategic Planning, Value Delivery

Where optimal value to customers is an adopted strategic objective, depending on managerial acumen, IT can create a service advantage when acquired, designed, developed and/or deployed to provide exceptional...


May 24, 2010  5:39 PM

Not-for-profit Strategic Alignment – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Entity Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, IT Service Management, ITG, ITSM, Performance Measurement, Strategic Planning, Value Delivery

Controls are the activities increasing certainty that plans are achieving the desired objective. The dispersed nature of IT limits the...


May 20, 2010  4:56 PM

Not-for-profit Strategic Alignment – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
Educational Institutions, Enterprise Governance, Entity, Governance, Governance Tree, Government Agencies, ICT, IT Service Management, ITG, ITSM, Performance Measurement, Strategic Alignment, Strategic Planning, Value Delivery

Managers of not-for-profit organizational formations should continual seek conformation that IT is delivering reliable services supporting the entity’s strategic design for accomplishing adopted objectives. Strategic alignment is ensured when appropriate controls are deployed under an effective...


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