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

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CHAPTER 15: IT STEERING COMMITTEE AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The two key layers of any IT governance framework are a board-level IT steering or strategy committee and a management-level executive committee. This chapter explores both types of committee.

IT steering committee

The board needs to create a mechanism—the IT steering committee—through which it can provide the business with strategic technology leadership. Technology/IT leadership requires a specific mechanism, in a way that HR, Sales or Marketing, for example, do not. These other divisions are usually already effectively dealt with as part of the existing board agenda; most board members already understand the issues around sales and marketing, and the people involved in making sales ...

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