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Guidelines for Effective IT Governance

IT governance is often viewed as simply implementing standards and reporting results and compliance. IT governance entails and refers to numerous IT frameworks. Companies strive to implement mature IT governance models that can complement and resonate with the companies’ objectives and goals. While data-driven organizations see exponential data growth every year, they lack a data strategy to extract the full value from their data. Staying relevant and competitive in a constantly changing market and technological environment requires IT governance professionals to do the heavy lifting. In this article at ITSM.tools, Steve Morgan discusses some guidelines for effective IT governance.

Characterizing the IT governance Models

Companies are eternally challenged to outdo themselves and implement an improved version of an effective IT governance model. IT Governance frameworks characteristically have a few well-known flaws or limitations. These shortcomings are roadblocks in aligning IT investment to companies’ objectives and will be resolved by adapting to mindful guidelines.

Maximize Productivity

Everyone hates long meetings. As said by Jeff Bezos, “Meeting is what happens when you are not working.” Companies understand well that cramped agendas and discussions will not do much to resolve any issue, yet you see change advisory board (CAB) meetings that stretch over two hours.

Make Relevant Invites

The meeting should be relevant to everybody participating. So, sending the meeting invite to the required attendees and decision-makers should be ideal for scheduling the meeting.

Delegate Decision-Making

Often, ideas, projects, designs, and suggestions get scheduled for approval from the manager, where they get bottlenecked, delayed, or lost. A more constructive approach would be delegating approval authority to team members based on confidentiality, impact, risk, cost, etc.

Digitalize Tasks

Work environments have swiftly hurled towards digitalization. There is a convoy of collaboration and automation in play today. Automating these tools for reviews and assigning tasks will be prudent to make optimum use of them.

Be Concise and Clear

Often, overly complex presentations, reports, or any piece of information is incomprehensible and hard to consume. Information that is easy to understand benefits everyone. 

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