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ELIMINATING "US AND THEM": USING IT GOVERNANCE, PROCESS, AND BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT TO MAKE IT AND THE BUSINESS "ONE" by Steven Romero

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IT Governance Decisions

At its core, IT governance is about assigning decision-rights and decision-making accountability. There are the following three major decision-related aspects to consider:

  • What decisions will be governed?
  • Who will be assigned accountability for governing those decisions?
  • How will those decisions be governed?

The first major question to answer is what decisions will be governed. For many organizations I have encountered, IT governance only addresses technology investment decisions. In these enterprises, IT governance is synonymous with project and portfolio management (PPM). This would not be such a bad phenomenon because all things being equal, there are no better decisions to govern than those ...

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