Unlock transparent and efficient business value from IT
Value of Governance
Given the signifance of technology in an information dependent world, it is imperative for board directors and executives to ensure that value is delivered, and related risks are managed. And that’s Governance (note, no mention of compliance or tick-boxing…). Our expert team focuses on improvement of Enterprise Governance Policy, Decision Making and Organisational structures and capabilites based on KING IV, COBIT® and other standards and best practices.
Our team has extensive real world experience and have been instrumental in developing best practices. Gary Hardy is a long standing member of ISACA, past Board Member, Regional VP, Chapter President and as one of the originators of the COBIT framework has been a lead contributor to COBIT and VALIT since its inception in 1992. He is known as “Mr COBIT” and has co-authored many of ISACA’s Governance publications and presented at Conferences around the world.
Carolynn Chalmers is a past CIO and Corporate Governance expert, CEO of the Good Governance Academy and is a member of the ISO comittee on IT and Data Governance standards. She is the South African co-ordinator for the development of ISO/IEC 38506, the standard for the Governance of IT-enabled Investments.
Rob Payne is also a former CIO with extensive governance experience and has contributed to COBIT developments and trained in COBIT and CGEIT.
Gary, Carolynn and Rob all hold the CGEIT Certification.
Establish and reinforce an Executive / Strategy Committee for Information and Technology decision making and operation of effective IT governance
Ensure you create, maintain and monitor a business case justifying the benefits of improving Governance
Never implement improved Governance with a “big bang” – rather build on quick wins progressively
Focus on the basics – reliable and repeatable capabilities for critical activities
Engage with business stakeholders to help them understand their role in driving value from Information and Technology
Engage with business stakeholders to help them understand their role in managing risks related to Information and Technology
Avoid IT governance becoming another silo – improve existing enterprise governance and management practices
Invest in skills development – one of the most cost-effective ways to create change