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IT Governance to Drive High Performance by Robert Kress

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CHAPTER 4: CASCADING IT GOVERNANCE

Within its governance framework, Accenture has spelled out governance procedures for multiple IT areas, including investments, products and services, standards and architecture.

IT investment governance

After the Capital Committee establishes annual budget targets, the IT Steering Committee oversees the IT investment and initiative decision-making processes. The IT governance process groups investment requests into five categories, based primarily on the beneficiary of the investment:

• individual businesses

• company-wide

• corporate function (such as finance or HR)

• IT function

• legal and regulatory.

Each category has an ITSC subcommittee, made up of ITSC members, that reviews the cases that fall into ...

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