IT Governance Toolkit

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Ensure that all IT Policy and procedures are documented and updated according to regulatory standards, deadlines are met, approvals obtained, guidelines followed, repository usage understood, and that the repository or system of record is up to date as defined by the IT Governance program.

More Uses of the IT Governance Toolkit:

  • Manage Database Security in compliance with organizational security and policy standards and in accordance with established internal IT Governance guidelines.

  • Organize: plan, design, implement and maintain IT Governance, risk and compliance initiatives and supporting elements.

  • Warrant that your organization directs the branch on industry best practices on the full spectrum of IT Governance, Service Delivery and management.

  • Perform technical audits in IT Governance, development, network/infrastructure security, Application Security, cloud and Web Technologies.

  • Manage knowledge applying Security Principles as it relates to IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance.

  • Ensure solutions are compliant with IT Governance and Regulatory Requirements, ensuring procedures, processes and SOPs are established and maintained for support of solutions.

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other departments and provide leadership in IT Governance and Decision Making processes.

  • Organize: plan, execute, and monitor IT Governance and compliance policies for Information security.

  • Manage work with enterprise IT Governance and Capital Planning processes to provide needed supporting information.

  • Coordinate: complete comprehensive offshoring of high labor activities, provide renegotiation support of key IT vendor contracts at the direction of management, and help identify improvement opportunities for IT Governance and project selection.

  • Consult/support to implement an IT Governance framework which drive the implementation of good practice and Continuous Improvement in IT Governance measurement.

  • Develop and implement corporate IT Governance policies and Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Lead the development and adoption of the IT Governance framework across the IT Organization.

  • Ensure you organize; lead needs and collection management activities to baseline, analyze, update, and maintain the IT technical baseline in support of interoperability, integration of IT services/systems, and IT Governance.

  • Secure that your organization partners with IT Leadership and serves as a key contributor to the IT Governance and leadership committee.

  • Evaluate: review project estimates with business, develops ROI, and brings to IT Governance for approval.

  • Manage work with Internal Audit, IT Governance, IT compliance and other key stakeholder groups on specific projects.

  • Provide overall IT Governance and develop and oversee adherence to Policies and Procedures.

  • Contribute to the integration of organizational process and asset information into the GRC solution for analysis and IT Governance, risk, and compliance reporting.

  • Provide IT Governance, leadership and technical insights to solve business problems using complex enterprise systems and data.

  • Manage work with the IT Governance office to create and follow the established process for problem handling and resolution.

  • Pilot: review Information security and IT Governance frameworks, leveraging existing framework and approaches from the IT risk cog.

  • Pilot: work extensively with It Security and IT Governance teams to ensure security and Regulatory Requirements are adhered to for all platforms of responsibility.

  • Make sure that your organization oversees development of enterprise standards and technology architecture, technology evaluation and transfer, and the IT Governance process.

  • Centralize lead the integration of Enterprise Architecture into IT Governance activities.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical IT Governance Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any IT Governance related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated IT Governance specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the IT Governance Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 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 Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 996 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which IT Governance improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 996 standard requirements:

  1. How many companies consciously choose the IT governance structure to reflect strategic consideration and acknowledgement of the maturity of markets and needs of business units?

  2. Which steps of IT governance program establishes a Balanced Scorecard mechanism for measuring current performance that are related to the IT governance focus areas?

  3. How is Data Governance placed in the context of Data Management, information, Data Quality, Enterprise Architecture, IT governance and Corporate Governance?

  4. Is it one that delivers a specific project goal or initiative, in line with a particular understanding of what constitutes a desirable development outcome?

  5. Do you believe an IT governance framework should be prescriptive on whether a centralised, federated or Hybrid IT organizational model should be adopted?

  6. What is new about IT governance when you already had Information Management, It Management, IT Project Management and IT Project Portfolio Management?

  7. Has your IT Audit activity completed an evaluation and assessment of your organizations IT governance process, in accordance with standards?

  8. What are the best steps to set up and optimize your IT governance systems to get the greatest value with the least amount of bureaucracy?

  9. Does it provide your organization with the necessary and sufficient services to enable it to meet its current Business Objectives?

  10. Is your staff structured effectively to scale up and down to meet IT needs and undertake new business and technology challenges?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the IT Governance book in PDF containing 996 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your IT Governance self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the IT Governance Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which IT Governance 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 IT Governance 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 IT Governance projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step IT Governance Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 IT Governance project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Activity Duration Estimates: Will outside resources be needed to help in its development?

  2. Formal Acceptance: What lessons were learned about your IT Governance Project Management methodology?

  3. Assumption and Constraint Log: Have you eliminated all duplicative tasks or manual efforts, where appropriate?

  4. Change Request: Should staff call into the helpdesk or go to the website?

  5. Procurement Audit: Did the bidder comply with requests within the deadline set?

  6. Initiating Process Group: Are identified risks being monitored properly, are new risks arising during the IT Governance project or are foreseen risks occurring?

  7. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: Propriety: who needs to be involved in the evaluation to be ethical?

  8. Stakeholder Management Plan: Does all IT Governance project documentation reside in a common repository for easy access?

  9. Probability and Impact Assessment: What will be the likely political situation during the life of the IT Governance project?

  10. Initiating Process Group: For technology IT Governance projects only: Are all production support stakeholders (Business unit, Technical Support, & user) prepared for implementation with appropriate contingency plans?

Step-by-step and complete IT Governance Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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 IT Governance 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 IT Governance project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any IT Governance project with this in-depth IT Governance Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose IT Governance 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 IT Governance 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 IT Governance investments work better.

This IT Governance All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.