Is our IT under control?
Is IT aligned to business need?
Is our IT spend appropriate?
Which projects should we undertake?
Will our projects deliver intended outcomes?
Does IT present an operational risk?
How do we avoid operational problems?
What aspects of governance need improvement?
What improvements in governance will reap the best rewards?
Infonomics Assess services help organisations understand exactly what their situation is at a point in time, using rigorous diagnostic instruments based on standards and recognisable good practice to identify gaps.
The repeatable assessment process provides for reliable benchmarking of an organisation as it makes change, and for comparing different organisations.
Infonomics Assess diagnostic instruments are key enablers of improvement in governance because they challenge and educate those who have not previously been aware of the key principles for governing the use of IT as a business tool.
Regardless of what process frameworks are used (CobiT, ITIL, Prince 2 with Gateway etc), developing and improving IT Governance typically involves considerable work, over an extended period.
Organisations that are seeking to improve their performance should identify the areas where improvement will be most beneficial, while simultaneously preserving those areas where their practices are well established and effective.
Infonomics Assess services cover six major topics set out at right.
ISO/IEC 38500 Alignment: Explores the organisation’s behaviour in planning and use of IT as a business tool.
IT Governance System: Examines the organisation’s system of IT governance –processes, structures and outcomes.
Strategy for Business use of IT: Explores strategy development in detail, looking at alignment of business strategy and IT strategy, how IT spend is linked to business value, how resources are allocated to achieving IT enabled outcomes, how achievement of IT enabled strategies is monitored and how strategic risk is controlled.
Business Case for Investment in IT: Tests whether a proposed investment is for a proper purpose, will produce acceptable results, is practically achievable, can be monitored effectively through to realisation of forecast benefits, and can deal with known and unknown risks.
Governance of IT Projects: Provides a clear view of whether Project controls are effective in ensuring that, once launched, projects stay on track to deliver forecast outcomes, and are reassessed when conditions change.
Governance of IT for Business Operations: Considers the current status of the organisation’s IT Operations and the governance framework that is used to keep it in an appropriate state of health.