Discusses the recently released report by the Australian Government's "Government 2.0 Taskforce". Explores the opportunities and issues arising, and in particular at the prospect for IT to be used to truly transform and improve the operation of the machinery of government. We introduce the notion of “Value Chain Integration” as a way of describing the process of using IT to join together and make more efficient and effective the previously separate elements of government or any other organisation.
Guest writer Jan Begg reports on her research into success of projects. Unfortunately, the best that can be said of the results is that there is enormous scope for improvement!
We note the move by Westpac Bank to establish a board committee on governance of IT and we applaud the work of Carlo Francavilla who kindly translates The Infonomics Letter into Spanish.
Announces a new forum for the LinkedIn members to discuss “Waltzing with the Elephant”.
Builds on discussion in the LinkedIn "The Enterprise Architecture Network" as the driver for a decision to present another extract from Waltzing with the Elephant, explaining what Enterprise Architecture is a vital discipline when changing organisations and their underpinning IT.
Discusses initial and very positive reaction to Waltzing with the Elephant.
Explores the recommendations in the 2008 Gershon Review of the Australian Government's use of IT, and subsequent comments by Sir Peter Gershon when he discussed the dream of world class governance of IT in the public sector.
Reviews the launch for Waltzing with the Elephant on August 17 and training events in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville and Adelaide.
Initial notes on an emerging trend to chief executives taking interest in IT and marshalling the executive team in setting the IT agenda.
Announces the launch date for Waltzing with the Elephant at a gala event in Sydney on 17 August and the subsequent business and government launch in Melbourne just four weeks later.
Presents an extract from chapter ten, discussing project steering committees in the context of the Performance Principle in ISO/IEC 38500.
Follow-up discussion on governance and management of IT.
A paper by Chris Ogden: “IT Governance – Redesigning the Board’s Role”, proposes that the internet has been the watershed that drives the need for a much greater degree of board oversight and supervision of IT use.
Reprise on ISO/IEC 38500 masterclass delivered in Germany in partnership with Serview.
Explores the distinction between “IT Governance” and “IT Management”.
Australia's National Broadband Network - how
we can recognise and measure success, and who is responsible for that
Web 2.0 presents some governance issues.
The track record of government with IT initiatives.
Why the first generation of “IT Governance” has failed.
The relationship between ISO/IEC 38500 and CobiT.
Human behaviours in governance of IT compared with behaviours in other situations.
the right decisions..."
about IT activities.
"Is Value Required?" extracting value that should come from IT expenditure.
International Working Group on the Corporate Governance of IT.
Making the right decisions.
Driving Business Value from IT.
Governance of IT in difficult times;
The Gershon Report
Why ISO38500 is exciting for business;
The Infonomics IT Governance Letter
The Infonomics IT Governance Letter: 2005 - 2006
The Infonomics IT Governance Letter began as a promotional tool for Infonomics. The first edition was published in August 2005, just eight months after the launch of AS8015. The mailing list was small - around 300 people.
"It will be interesting to see what happens this week, as the system goes into full production".
Actually, we had some idea of what was going to happen next - there had been too much noise around the project for comfort. But nobody could have imagined a situation that would embroil the government and bring enormous chunks of the national supply chain to its knees.
But other pressures were
looming. Producing a 20 page journal on a monthly basis became
onerous, and then impossible. While still drawing a very strong
level of interest, the Letter succumbed to the pressure and went into
hibernation after ten editions, and a year after its launch.
Notwithstanding its temporary demise, it has been most pleasing to hear from many subscribers that they had enjoyed it and were looking forward to the next instalment.
So it is with great pleasure that today, September 30 2008, Infonomics is relaunching The Infonomics Letter.
The ten original editions of The Infonomics IT Governance Letter are always available. Just click below to retrieve the PDF versions of each one.