Gartner Research

Planning and Executing Successful IT Risk Assessments

Published: 12 September 2014

ID: G00268438

Analyst(s): Anne Elizabeth Robins, Erik Heidt

Summary

The focus on IT risk management is increasing as are the time and energy that enterprises are investing in IT risk assessment. This guidance document focuses on how to support the enterprise with successful IT risk assessments that are efficient and effective.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
  • Step 1: Gather the Requirements
    • Key Activities
    • Critical Success Factors
    • Possible Hazards
  • Step 2: Structure a Successful Assessment
    • Key Activities
    • Critical Success Factors
    • Possible Hazards
  • Step 3: Execute a Successful IT Risk Assessment
    • Step 3a: Execute a Successful Ad Hoc Assessment
    • Step 3b: Execute a Successful Tollgate Assessment
    • Step 3c: Execute a Successful Portfolio Assessment
  • Step 4: Review, Assess and Change
    • Key Activities
    • Critical Success Factors
    • Possible Hazards
  • Step 5: Communicate
    • Key Activities
    • Critical Success Factors
    • Possible Hazards

Risks and Pitfalls

  • Related Guidance

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