Gartner Research

Practical Steps to Improve IT Governance

Published: 08 May 2007

ID: G00147223

Analyst(s): John P. Roberts, Karen Chier, Nick Koulbanis


The prospect of redesigning IT governance practices is daunting for most organizations. Here is a set of practical steps to engage stakeholders to improve IT governance.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Practical Approach to Improve IT Governance
  • Step 1 — Assess Stakeholder Perceptions
  • Step 2 — Assess IT Governance Effectiveness
  • Step 3 — Prioritize Areas for Improvement
  • Step 4 — Build Consensus for Design of Future IT Governance Processes
  • Step 5 — Define the Processes and Forums for Improved IT Governance
  • Step 6 — Implement Changes to IT Governance
  • The Benefits of Improved IT Governance

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