Create the best framework for your IT Mangagement with the right IT governance and processes. The COBIT Toolkit addresses common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics to create best practice use of your enterprise IT.
Using the toolkit effectively will save you and your staff many hours of R&D time in writing the questions and templates to obtain the results needed to analyse the data collected.
DO YOU HAVE THE TIME TO WASTE? THIS TOOLKIT WILL SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY.
The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated COBIT specific requirements:
STEP 1: Get your bearings
- The latest edition of the COBIT Self Assessment Toolkit containing requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.
Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…
- Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Dashboard to get familiar with results generation
Then find your goals...
STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track
Featuring new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which COBIT improvements can be made.
10 examples of the standard requirements:
- Is the risk management capability of your organizations IT department able to identify and mitigate or eliminate relevant risk early enough to prevent security incidents?
- Is there a process in place to develop an IT strategic plan that defines how IT goals will contribute to the enterprises strategic objectives and related costs and risks?
- Is there any mechanism to track fraudulent or dishonest use of the electronic signature, password or any other unique identification feature of any other person?
- Is there a strategic planning process in place that is designed to ensure that IT services are aligned and integrated with organizational goals and objectives?
- Is there any written communication made available to your organization initiating the changes informing the IT department of the changes actually made?
- What is the risk that it general control deficiencies adversely impact the operation of the application and related automated application controls?
- Does the provider maintain log data from IDS intrusion detection system, IPS intrusion prevention system, Firewall, systems, and applications?
- Is there a contingency plan for the business processes to be used in the event of interruption of the services provided by the cloud provider?
- Does your organization have controls in place to classify and safeguard PII including intake points, release/data sharing points and storage?
- Does expanded testing of the impacted application controls provide sufficient assurance the application controls have operated effectively?
Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting.
Your COBIT self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:
- The Self-Assessment Dashboard; with the COBIT Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which COBIT areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:
- Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
- Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough COBIT Self-Assessment
- Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
- Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:
STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy
The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage COBIT projects with the implementation resources:
- Step-by-step COBIT Project Management Form Templates covering the COBIT project requirements and success criteria:
Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:
- Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Too many rs: with too many people labeled as doing the work, are there too many hands involved?
- Probability and Impact Matrix: What are the risks involved in appointing external agencies to manage the COBIT project?
- Change Management Plan: How will the stakeholders share information and transfer knowledge?
- Activity Duration Estimates: How does a COBIT project life cycle differ from a product life cycle?
- Resource Breakdown Structure: What is the primary purpose of the human resource plan?
- Procurement Management Plan: Are target dates established for each milestone deliverable?
- Variance Analysis: Are there quarterly budgets with quarterly performance comparisons?
- Scope Management Plan: Will the COBIT project deliverables become accepted in writing?
- Procurement Audit: Are the right skills, experiences and competencies present in the acquisition workgroup and are the necessary outside specialists involved in part of the process?
- Scope Management Plan: Were COBIT project team members involved in the development of activity & task decomposition?
Step-by-step and complete COBIT Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.
1.0 Initiating Process Group:
- 1.1 COBIT project Charter
- 1.2 Stakeholder Register
- 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix
2.0 Planning Process Group:
- 2.1 COBIT project Management Plan
- 2.2 Scope Management Plan
- 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
- 2.4 Requirements Documentation
- 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
- 2.6 COBIT project Scope Statement
- 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
- 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
- 2.9 WBS Dictionary
- 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
- 2.11 Activity List
- 2.12 Activity Attributes
- 2.13 Milestone List
- 2.14 Network Diagram
- 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
- 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
- 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
- 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
- 2.19 COBIT project Schedule
- 2.20 Cost Management Plan
- 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
- 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
- 2.23 Cost Baseline
- 2.24 Quality Management Plan
- 2.25 Quality Metrics
- 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
- 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
- 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
- 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
- 2.30 Communications Management Plan
- 2.31 Risk Management Plan
- 2.32 Risk Register
- 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
- 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
- 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
- 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
- 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
- 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
- 2.39 Change Management Plan
3.0 Executing Process Group:
- 3.1 Team Member Status Report
- 3.2 Change Request
- 3.3 Change Log
- 3.4 Decision Log
- 3.5 Quality Audit
- 3.6 Team Directory
- 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
- 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
- 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
- 3.10 Issue Log
4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:
- 4.1 COBIT project Performance Report
- 4.2 Variance Analysis
- 4.3 Earned Value Status
- 4.4 Risk Audit
- 4.5 Contractor Status Report
- 4.6 Formal Acceptance
5.0 Closing Process Group:
- 5.1 Procurement Audit
- 5.2 Contract Close-Out
- 5.3 COBIT project or Phase Close-Out
- 5.4 Lessons Learned
With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any COBIT project with this in-depth COBIT Toolkit.
In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:
- Diagnose COBIT projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
- Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
- Integrate recent advances in COBIT and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines
Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.
Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'
This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make COBIT investments work better.
This COBIT All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.