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GOVERNANCE AND OVERSIGHT

I have to admit we are mired in the most exquisite mysterious muck. This muck heaves and palpitates. It is multi-directional and has a mayor.

—Donald Barthelme, City Life

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions—as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.

—Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science

Governance is the process by which IT is excused from playing a strategic role in the enterprise. Through governance, IT becomes aligned with business strategy by applying a decision strategy to select among various investments proposed to it by other parts of the business. This decision strategy may consist of deferring the decision to a steering committee drawn from ...

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