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IT Governance to Drive High Performance by Robert Kress

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CHAPTER 2: BUILDING AN IT GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

After constructing its IT governance policy, Accenture created a structure for carrying out the policy. To fit the needs of its matrixed organization, Accenture established five central roles in the IT governance process. They are:

• Accenture Capital Committee

• IT Steering Committee (ITSC)

• IT organization

• business sponsor

• stakeholder.

Accenture Capital Committee

Accenture’s Capital Committee, made up of the company’s senior leadership, approves all capital investments for the firm. In addition, regardless of whether an IT investment is capitalized or expensed, the committee sets the overall IT investment funding level and provides guidance for IT spending across IT investment categories. ...

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