governance risk & compliance (GRC)
Avoid The Headlines, Focus On Corporate Culture
Guest post from Researcher Nick Hayes. Chris and I recently published a report describing how to build risk and compliance principles into your company’s corporate culture. As we worked to finalize, edit, and publish the report, a flurry of new corporate scandals emerged, all related to this topic. Here are just a few of them: […]
Man Alive, It’s COBIT 5: How Are You Governing And Managing Enterprise IT?
You think that this blog title is bad? Be thankful that I didn’t try something like: “There’s No Obit For COBIT.” Anyways, today sees ISACA (an international professional association for IT Governance) release COBIT 5 – the latest version of its internationally recognized “Business Framework for the Governance and Management of Enterprise IT.” As in […]
Governing Large Implementation Projects: Execution Is Key -- Findings From Forrester's Recent Sourcing Forum
We met with 30 Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals during an action session at Forrester’s Sourcing & Vendor Management Forum in Chicago to discuss how to improve governance for large implementation projects. Clients were looking for help across the sourcing life cycle – from determining who manages the RFP process, to determining scope with internal stakeholders, to […]
Yes -- Some IT Projects Fail. But Don't Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater
There has been a lot of negative press and commentary regarding the recent Queensland Health Implementation of Continuity Project (SAP HR and Payroll), which recently experienced a very public failure as many employees were not paid due to multiple points of failure in the project. The recent Auditor-General's Report on the process is damning, spreading the blame […]
Having Trouble Getting Organized? A Few Thoughts On Organizing For Marketing Today
I had the pleasure of participating in two CMO group discussions on marketing organizational structures in the past week. The Atlanta DMA focused on a recent Harvard Business Review article entitled "Rethinking Marketing For Tomorrow." The article suggests that value-based customer and brand management requires a reinvention of the marketing organizational structure. It’s the common […]
IT Is Industrializing – What Does That Mean To Me?
Like many movements before it, IT is rapidly evolving to an industrial model. A process or profession becomes industrialized when it matures from an art form to a widespread, repeatable function with predictable result and accelerated by technology to achieve far higher levels of productivity. Results must be deterministic (trustworthy) and execution must be […]