"IT governance" entries

With IT leadership, the "how" is as important as the "what"

Close attention to smart change management will yield positive results.

A strong IT strategy reconciles predictability with innovation. It will seldom fly to just have one or the other — both are required, and they must feed off each other.

What happens to e-government if government shuts down?

The prospect of a federal shutdown brings the importance of e-government into sharp relief.

A government shutdown could highlight the IT functions that are core to government operations and those that aren't, including thousands of .gov websites.

Seldom a love story: IT and end users

Prioritization must be determined by the business, not an IT staffer who's just trying to do the right thing.

IT governance can work as a process at the leadership level, but it will fail when the IT team doesn't have the understanding and the language of the process to support it as it manifests downstream.

Interim report card on O'Reilly's IT transformation

Six months in and there is much to celebrate and plenty of work still to be done.

Implementing O'Reilly's new IT strategy is like swapping out airplane wings mid-flight. We're making considerable change, but at the same time we can't disrupt the services and projects that are already underway.

The impact of IT decisions on organizational culture

Are IT decisions building the business or hurting it?

While I believe we recognize the limiting qualities of IT decisions, I'd suggest we've insufficiently studied the degree to which those decisions in aggregate can have a large influence on organizational culture.

Why is IT governance so difficult to implement?

IT governance is bureaucratic and tough, but it's also essential to every organization.

IT governance requires that the scarce resource of technology capacity be diligently distributed to meet collective, organizational goals.