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IT Governance to Drive High Performance [electronic resource] : Lessons from Accenture.

By: Kress, Robert E.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Ely : IT Governance Pub., 2010Description: 1 online resource (47 p.).ISBN: 9781849280389 (electronic bk.); 184928038X (electronic bk.); 1282529005; 9781282529007.Subject(s): Computer security | COMPUTERS -- Internet -- Security | COMPUTERS -- Networking -- Security | COMPUTERS -- Security -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 005.8 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
INTRODUCTION; IT governance contributes to high performance; Encouraging innovation; Reinventing IT; Best practices in IT governance; CHAPTER 1: SETTING AN IT GOVERNANCE POLICY; Starting with IT strategy; Governing principles; Accountability is key; CHAPTER 2: BUILDING AN IT GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE; Accenture Capital Committee; IT Steering Committee (ITSC); IT organization; Business sponsors; Stakeholders; Top management sets the tone; CHAPTER 3: LEVERAGING THE STRUCTURE; Global vs. local; Integrating with planning and budgeting; Establishing and measuring target benefits.
The case for visual conferencingCHAPTER 4: CASCADING IT GOVERNANCE; IT investment governance; IT product and service governance; Supporting managed services; IT standards and architecture; CHAPTER 5: ADAPTING ACCENTURE'S IT GOVERNANCE TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS; Optimizing IT with smart governance.
Summary: This pocket guide provides you with an insider's detailed description of Accenture's IT governance policy and details its governance structure. It will showhow effective IT governance links IT strategy and IT decisions to Accenture's business strategy and business priorities. Following the best practices approach set out in this pocket guide will serve as an excellent starting point for any organisation with ambitions to achieve high performance.
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INTRODUCTION; IT governance contributes to high performance; Encouraging innovation; Reinventing IT; Best practices in IT governance; CHAPTER 1: SETTING AN IT GOVERNANCE POLICY; Starting with IT strategy; Governing principles; Accountability is key; CHAPTER 2: BUILDING AN IT GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE; Accenture Capital Committee; IT Steering Committee (ITSC); IT organization; Business sponsors; Stakeholders; Top management sets the tone; CHAPTER 3: LEVERAGING THE STRUCTURE; Global vs. local; Integrating with planning and budgeting; Establishing and measuring target benefits.

The case for visual conferencingCHAPTER 4: CASCADING IT GOVERNANCE; IT investment governance; IT product and service governance; Supporting managed services; IT standards and architecture; CHAPTER 5: ADAPTING ACCENTURE'S IT GOVERNANCE TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS; Optimizing IT with smart governance.

This pocket guide provides you with an insider's detailed description of Accenture's IT governance policy and details its governance structure. It will showhow effective IT governance links IT strategy and IT decisions to Accenture's business strategy and business priorities. Following the best practices approach set out in this pocket guide will serve as an excellent starting point for any organisation with ambitions to achieve high performance.

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