IT Governance

Avoid bureaucracy and achieve alignment with a practical approach.

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you may want to redesign your IT governance, Review our methodology, and understand how we can support you in completing this process.

The challenge

If you want to have a good predictor of the value, IT brings to the table, look at the governance structure and effectiveness.

In a rapidly evolving world and business environment, it is essential that IT governance addresses changing goals, risks, and risk appetites, the context in which the organization operates. Why? Because then IT spending will be in line with value creation.

Help the right people to make the right decisions about IT.

Our advice


  • Ensure that your governance framework aligns with the business objectives and direction.
  • It is a challenge to implement IT governance with stakeholders that do not recognize IT's value in corporate governance and how IT is a value-bringer within the strategy.
  • If you are taking too long to make decisions within your firm, look at the governance processes. They may be poorly or overly complicated designed.

Impact and results 

  • Use our four-step process to optimize your IT governance framework.
  • Decrease decision cycle times, increase transparency and effectiveness around benefit management and realization.
  • Better handle risks and resources
  • Based on client evidence, we see who used our methodology that IT becomes aligned with the business value proposition and company context.


The roadmap

Besides the small introduction, subscribers and consulting clients within this management domain have access to :

Get up to speed

  • The Full Executive Brief (if you want to access, ask here)
  • Improve IT governance to drive business results – Phases 1-4 explanation

Align IT with the business context

Align IT’s direction with the business using the Statement of Business Context.

  • Redesign IT Governance to Drive Optimal Business Results – Phase 1: Align IT With the Business Context (ppt)
  • Make a case for an IT Governance Redesign (ppt)
  • Stakeholder Power Map Template (ppt)
  • IT Governance Stakeholder Communication Planning Tool (xls)
  • PESTLE Analysis Template (ppt)
  • Business SWOT Analysis Template (ppt)
  • Statement of Business Context Template (doc)

Assess your current governance framework

Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your current governance with the Current State Assessment.

  • Redesign IT Governance to Drive Optimal Business Results – Phase 2: Assess the Current Governance Framework (ppt)
  • Current State Assessment of IT Governance (ppt)

Redesign your framework 

Use the Future State Design template to bring your governance frame to the state you want it.

  • Redesign IT Governance to Drive Optimal Business Results – Phase 3: Redesign the Governance Framework (ppt)
  • Future State Design for IT Governance (ppt)
  • IT Governance Terms of Reference (ppt)

Implement the newly designed framework 

Jump-start the communication around the re-design to make it a success.

  • Redesign IT Governance to Drive Optimal Business Results – Phase 4: Implement Governance Redesign (ppt)
  • Redesign IT Governance to Drive Optimal Business Results Executive Presentation Template (ppt)
  • IT Governance Implementation Plan (ppt)


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