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IT Governance: Implementing Frameworks and Standards for the Corporate Governance of IT by Alan Calder

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CHAPTER 11: IT GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORKS AND STANDARDS

ISO/IEC 38500 is an overarching framework of principles and guidance for the directors of an organisation. It deals with the governance of IT, not its management.

A number of frameworks and standards have evolved over the last 20 years that do provide detailed guidance and support for specific areas of IT activity for which the board is responsible. Each of these frameworks has its own strengths and weaknesses, and each is capable of being used on its own or in conjunction with one or more of the other frameworks. All can be used within an ISO/IEC 38500 IT governance framework.

Frameworks

The most widely recognised frameworks which can help with both conformance and performance include:

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