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Governance of Enterprise IT based on COBIT®5 by Geoff Harmer

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CHAPTER 5: THE SEVEN ENABLERS OF COBIT 5

‘All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.’

Walt Disney (1901-1966)

The seven COBIT 5 enablers were outlined in Chapter 4 under Principle 4: Enabling a holistic approach where it was made clear that enablers need to work together if governance is to be achieved. This chapter discusses each of the seven categories of enablers in depth.

First of all, each enabler is expressed in terms of two concepts:

• Enabler Dimension

• Enabler Performance Management

Enabler Dimension

The word ‘dimension’ is used considerably by COBIT 5:

• Process Dimension

• Capability Dimension

• Enabler Dimension

Dimension is best understood as meaning ‘aspects’ or ‘set of elements’.

Process Dimension ...

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