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Governance of Enterprise IT based on COBIT®5

Book Description

Practical guidance on COBIT®5 implementation 

COBIT®5 (Control Objectives for Information and related Technology) is the latest release of the popular framework for the governance of enterprise IT. It links controls, technical issues and business risks, enabling managers to manage the risks associated with business goals.

Covers all key concepts of COBIT®5

Written for IT service managers, consultants and other practitioners in IT governance, risk and compliance, this practical book discusses all the key concepts of COBIT®5, and explains how to direct the governance of enterprise IT (GEIT) using the COBIT®5 framework. The book also covers the main frameworks and standards supporting GEIT, discusses the ideas of enterprise and governance, and shows the path from corporate governance to the governance of enterprise IT.

Drawing on more than 30 years of experience in the IT sector, the author explains crucial concepts, including:

  • the key elements of COBIT®5, the 5 principles, 7 enablers and the goals cascade
  • the structure of the 37 COBIT®5 processes
  • the implementation of GEIT using COBIT®5 and an implementation lifecycle
  • the COBIT®5 Process Assessment Model (PAM) – the approach to process assessment of COBIT®5 processes based on International Standard ISO/IEC 15504.
  • Prepare for the COBIT®5 Foundation exam

    For those studying for the COBIT®5 qualifications, Governance of Enterprise IT based on COBIT®5covers all the material needed for the COBIT®5 Foundation course, making it invaluable to anyone planning to take the exam.

    Read this book and get to grips with COBIT®5 today.

    About the author

    Geoff Harmer is the Director of Maat Consulting Ltd, an independent provider of education and consultancy on best practices for IT governance and IT service management. He regularly presents a wide range of courses that include certification exams – COBIT®, CGEIT, ISO20000 and ITIL®. He has been an Associate Lecturer in Technology with the UK’s Open University since 1999.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title
    3. Copyright
    4. About the Author
    5. Acknowledgements
    6. Contents
    7. Introduction
    8. Chapter 1: Governance
      1. Enterprise and Governance
      2. Emergence of Governance Codes
      3. When did IT Governance emerge?
    9. Chapter 2: Key Frameworks and Standards Supporting Governance of Enterprise IT
      1. IT Governance
      2. ISO/IEC 38500: 2008 Corporate Governance of Information Technology
      3. IT Service Management
      4. IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) 2011 Edition
      5. ISO/IEC 20000: 2011 Information technology service management system
      6. Project Management
      7. PRINCE2 2009 Edition
      8. PMBOK®
      9. Risk Management
      10. Value Delivery
      11. Information Security
      12. Enterprise Architecture (EA)
      13. Quality
      14. Maturity Assessment
      15. CMM®
      16. CMMI®
      17. ISO15504 Process Capability Model
      18. Internal Controls
      19. COSO
      20. Sarbanes-Oxley Act
      21. Basel III Framework
      22. Cultural Change Enablement
      23. Semiotic Framework
      24. Business Continuity Management
    10. Chapter 3: COBIT – From IT Audit to GEIT
    11. Chapter 4: Overview of COBIT 5 – Governance of Enterprise IT
      1. Why COBIT 5 was developed
      2. What COBIT 5 addresses
      3. Key Ideas of COBIT 5
      4. The Five Principles
      5. COBIT 5 Goals Cascade
    12. Chapter 5: The Seven Enablers of COBIT 5
      1. Enabler Dimension
      2. Enabler Performance Management
      3. Enablers 1 - 7
    13. Chapter 6: Domains and Processes
      1. An Example of a Governance Process
      2. An Example of a Management Process
    14. Chapter 7: Implementation of GEIT with COBIT 5
      1. Understanding the Enterprise
      2. Factors for successful implementation
      3. Lifecycle Approach to Implementation
    15. Chapter 8: COBIT 5 Process Assessment Model (PAM)
      1. COBIT 5 Process Assessment Model
      2. How assessment is conducted
      3. Advantages of the Process Assessment Model (PAM) scheme
    16. Chapter 9: COBIT 5 Resources
      1. Documentation
      2. Training and Certification
    17. Appendix A: COBIT 5 Processes and Other Frameworks and Standards Used
    18. Appendix B: COBIT 5: Process Reference Model
    19. Appendix C: COBIT 5 Goals Cascade
    20. Index
    21. ITG Resources