Gartner Research

Achieving IT GRC Success

Published: 10 May 2013

ID: G00250601

Analyst(s): Erik Heidt

Summary

Enterprises continue to struggle with questions about how to identify, prioritize and structure their IT governance, risk management and compliance efforts. This document focuses on addressing these questions and provides a guidance framework for IT GRC continuous improvement.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Guidance Context

  • What Is IT GRC?
  • Problem Statement
  • Guidance Applicability

The Gartner Approach

  • Demand Is Increasing
  • Dominant Execution and Governance Models Have Yet to Emerge
  • IT GRC Practice Must Engage Across the Enterprise
  • Focus and Scope of IT GRC
  • Governing vs. Executing Control Activities

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
  • Part 1: Engage
    • Identify Stakeholders and Constituents
    • Develop and Maintain Communications Plans
    • Communicate
  • Part 2: Manage
    • IT GRC Charter
    • Enterprise Compliance Requirements and Schedule
    • IT GRC Posture
  • Part 3: Execute
    • Monitor
    • Core IT GRC Activities
  • Follow-Up

Risks and Pitfalls

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