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Course Description

This course is designed for information technology and audit professionals to understand how to realize the potential and value from investments in information technology. When done well IT governance ensures that information technology delivers value to the organization. That value is measured in terms of aligning the business to establish IT is working on things important to the business, realizing tangible benefits from the IT function, projects and services, and minimizing risks that may result from IT implementations or activities.

Governance is not singular in its nature. It consists of leadership, organizational structures and decision-making processes that facilitate accountability of IT activities as well as sustain and extend the organization’s strategies and priorities. While governance is a somewhat abstract concept, its application or lack thereof has a very real impact on organizations. Some symptoms of ineffective IT governance can include a perception that IT costs are too high, IT service levels are not consistently being met, innovation and business agility are limited by IT and that there is overlap in system resources.

At the conclusion of this seminar attendees will have an in-depth understanding of how to establish and implement an Enterprise IT Governance Program.

This course is available on-site at your location, or offered through open enrollment 11/16/20 - 11/18/20.

Learning Objectives

  1. 1 Introduction and Role of Enterprise IT Governance, governance definitions, indicators of the need for improved IT governance.
  2. 2 Goals of Enterprise IT Governance, strategic alignment, benefits optimization, risk minimization.
  3. 3 Elements of Enterprise IT Governance, decision making processes, frameworks and authorities, IT policies, principles and standards.
  4. 4 Developing an IT Governance Strategy, legal and regulatory aspects of IT governance, supplier governance, information security governance, data governance, technology architecture governance.
  5. 5 IT Governance Assessments, IT capability, organizational readiness for change.
  6. 6 IT Governance Structures and Relationships, IT Steering, Project and Advisory Committees, RACI charts.
  7. 7 IT Investment Management, IT decision making and prioritization, IT portfolio management.
  8. 8 Governance Metrics, balanced scorecard, COBIT metrics, ITIL metrics, SMART metrics.
  9. 9 Audit Considerations for Enterprise IT Governance.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.