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Defining Target Capability Levels in COBIT 2019: A Proposal for Refinement

By Joao Souza Neto, Ph.D., CRISC, CGEIT, COBIT Certified Assessor, Rafael Almeida, and Miguel Mira da Silva, Ph.D.

COBIT Focus | 18 March 2019

The COBIT 2019 Design Guide: Designing an Information and Technology Governance Solution outlines a robust, logical and quantifiable process for designing a governance system over enterprise information and technology (I&T). Its methodology, examples and tools update COBIT 5 in several critical respects: new concepts including design factors and focus areas increase flexibility and help enterprises customize the design process. While COBIT 2019 improves enterprise adaptability to the unique dynamics of any industry and local context, the framework also promotes and encourages methodological innovation on the part of practitioners in the field. This article proposes an alternative for defining target capability levels, and thus, further enhances COBIT’s responsiveness to any enterprise’s environment and goals. Read More >>

Designing Your Organization’s Custom COBIT

By Stefanie Grijp

COBIT Focus | 4 March 2019

Governance over a complex and continuously evolving domain such as enterprise information and technology (I&T) requires a multitude of components, including processes, organizational structures, information flows, behaviors, etc. All of these elements must work together in a holistic way to correctly understand, design and implement a fit-for-purpose enterprise governance system for I&T. Read More >>

Agile GEIT, Building Trust and Maximizing Value Delivery: Part 2 Practitioner’s Guide

By Michael Bergman

COBIT Focus | 18 February 2019

To minimize the impact that ever-increasing legal and regulatory requirements have on Agile’s ability to respond effectively and efficiently to customer needs and maximize value delivery in a timely manner require a governance of enterprise IT (GEIT) system equally focused on managing IT risk and the delivery of a value-add outcome to the organization. Read More >>