Gartner Research

IT Governance : IT Fundamentals Series

Published: 07 February 2013

ID: G00339528

Analyst(s): CIO Research Team


Effective IT governance is the cornerstone of a world-class IT organization. At its most basic, governance is the process of reconciling individual, local or line of business objectives with enterprise goals, and organizing resources in support of those prioritization decisions. This document will provide insight into the central activities that transform the broad nature of IT governance into a manageable project. Good governance involves effectively managing eight sets of IT activities: (1) Managing the IT portfolio for maximum return; (2) Managing demand proactively; (3) Minimizing IT risk to the business; (4) Aligning IT and business goals; (5) Measuring performance; (6) Calibrating organizational design and sourcing strategy; (7) Developing IT staff and leaders; (8) Managing resources efficiently

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