This book will show you the state-of-the-art IT governance model that was developed by the largest consulting firm in the world!
This pocket guide provides you with an insider's detailed description of Accenture's IT governance policy and details its governance structure. It will show how effective IT governance links IT strategy and IT decisions to Accenture's business strategy and business priorities.
Following the best practices approach set out in this pocket guide will serve as an excellent starting point for any organisation with ambitions to achieve high performance.
Benefits to business include:
Chief executives now put high performance IT among their top strategic objectives. So, if you are looking to improve IT governance in your own organisation, finding out what Robert E. Kress has to say is as good a starting point as any.
This book will show you his company's best practice approach to the subject. Whatever business you are in, there is nearly always a clear link between the performance of your IT function and your company's overall results.
The bottom line
Robert E. Kress, the writer of this pocket guide, is someone who gets things done. As Executive Director of Business Operations for Accenture's IT organisation, he manages a $700 million IT operation for a company with employees in 52 countries. IT is critical to Accenture's success as a management consultancy and technology services provider. IT governance matters to the bottom line, so Accenture insists on clear accountability for IT decisions and delivery. The capacity of Accenture's IT function to stay focussed on the needs of the business is one reason why Accenture has succeeded in doubling its revenue and racking up profits. Between 2001 and 2009, Accenture's operating profits nearly trebled to reach $2.6 billion.