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I’m not a governance expert.

In fact, with my IT Pro hat on, I actually hate governance (all It Pro’s want to just “do” right?!)

Despite this, I am frequently asked by clients, colleagues and others what I think of governance in the context of what it actually is.

This month I have been working on a project where I am being asked to formally define governance, in the context of IT, with this definition being used as part of a wider piece of work to introduce some new IT initiatives to the business.

Nice work if you can get it, right? Wrong. I have struggled with this for some time now. I guess others are more qualified to provide this definition, but I’m in the firing line so I have to deliver!

It’s been a slog, but here she is, in all her glory – for all to see!

What is Governance?

Governance is the functional oversight that assesses and minimises risk, ensures value (through understanding and quantification of the value proposition) and aligns IT with business and organisational objectives.

Agree? Disagree? Want to know how I got to this?

Ask away!

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