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Conclusion: Governance committees face a number of challenges that can undermine their effectiveness. These challenges include groupthink, a focus on individual responsibilities rather than organisation-wide benefits and trust issues. Experienced independent external advisors can play an important role in overcoming these challenges. Observations: ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 31 July 2015 | Hits: 595
... has been signed with a supplier and go-live day. Organisations can ensure that they have all the other elements for a successful project in place such as aligning with the strategic goals of the organisation, a rigorous options assessment resulting in a robust business case, a good governance framework and solid project team, and still have major challenges. ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Hits: 576
Conclusion: This month has seen an increase in executive appointments in ICT companies, as well as 2015 industry forecasts. Most interesting is an expected rise in outsourcing contract renegotiation to $100B, driven in part by a preference for multi-sourced contracts, as it becomes easier to respond to vendor management and governance issues, as well ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Thursday, 29 January 2015 | Hits: 521
... initiatives. The great challenge is in communicating to non-technical people what are often thought of as merely technical issues. In this shifting market, an approach such as the “Five Knows of Cyber Security” can prove invaluable in shifting a technical conversation to a governance conversation. Observations: When an organisation entrusts its information ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Saturday, 01 August 2015 | Hits: 1713
Conclusion: The role and responsibilities of procurement and corporate services organisations is increasing relative to those of ICT groups as ICT becomes increasingly bought ‘as-a-service’ rather than installed as capital-intensive internal infrastructure.1 This demand is driving the trend to focus on governance, probity and sourcing management issues ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Monday, 01 February 2016 | Hits: 750
... different ways. This can cause stakeholders – both within ICT groups and within the organisation more broadly – to take actions that deviate from the original intent, or that resist attempts to change. Even when organisations have put in place governance and processes to reconfirm stakeholders’ understanding of the initiative’s intentions, reinterpretations ...
Section: Content | Category: Workplace Innovation | Date: Tuesday, 04 October 2016 | Hits: 1039
Conclusions: Many enterprises are simply not capable of implementing the ICT programs and projects that they attempt because they lack the sophistication, skills and organisation to address these developments adequately. The ‘fix’ is at governance level. Businesses must assess their native capability to contemplate, manage and complete the IT solutions ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Friday, 02 September 2016 | Hits: 913
Conclusion: One of the key activities in Contract Management is the governance and performance management process that is used to ensure that suppliers meet their contracted deliverables.1 Despite the importance of this process to the achievement of the goals surrounding the contract, in many situations contract managers report that the performance ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Tuesday, 23 February 2010 | Hits: 459
... wishing to rely on external services must evolve to ‘plan/procure/govern’ structure to emphasise strategic service planning and hire specialised service providers’ governance skills. This shift should ensure mutual trust and respect between parties, well-defined service levels and clear roles and responsibilities. IBRS estimates the cost of the governance ...
Section: Content | Category: As a Service | Date: Saturday, 06 May 2017 | Hits: 687
Conclusion: Many municipalities and civic enterprises contemplating Smart City initiatives are simply not capable of implementing them because they lack the leadership, partnering skills, corporate experience, skills, sophistication and organisation required to address these global urban planning and ICT developments locally1. The remedy is at Governance ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Monday, 03 July 2017 | Hits: 335

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