Benefits of Metrici System Governance
- Improvements in IT value, cost and risk
- Assurance that IT governance objectives are implemented
- Simplify IT governance and management
- Simple but powerful method
- Defined, transparent process
- Engage multiple stakeholders
- Low cost
- Tailored to your requirements.
Metrici System Governance completes IT Governance
IT governance ensures that IT decisions reflect the objectives and needs of the organization, that risks are mitigated, and that the decision making processes and work of IT are properly controlled.
Most IT governance focuses on three areas: IT investment, IT change projects, and IT service delivery. They emphasizes working practices, and controls that are in place around the work.
Metrici System Governance extends IT governance deeper into your IT, and gives you assurance that the objectives, decisions, risk mitigation and controls are actually implemented.
For example, IT governance emphasizes the need for business managers to be involved in projects and in important service decisions. This is a good start, but it does not actually ensure that there is an owner in every case, that ownership is effective, and that there are no areas of IT that have been missed out.
System Governance takes this further, and examines ownership across the breadth and depth of IT. It identifies parts of IT that are not effectively owned, and prioritizes areas that require better ownership.
Business ownership is only one of many aspects. Metrici System Governance uses a template to represent your governance objectives. This considers ownership, user acceptance, information accuracy, information security, service level agreements, recovery plans, performance and capacity management, testing, technology standards, and many other areas, and can be further customized to your needs.
As well as completing the picture of IT governance, System Governance greatly simplifies IT governance and management. A lot of effort goes into ensuring that objectives, decisions, control and risk mitigation are actually implemented. System Governance provides a simple and effective framework for this, and allows the governance and management effort to focus on pursuing business value and setting direction, secure in the knowledge that the direction they set will be followed.
Metrici System Governance helps you actually achieve the benefits of strong IT governance, allowing your IT to deliver better business value, lower risk and better controls. System Governance turns IT Governance into reality.
For an in-depth discussion on system governance, read System governance: the missing link in IT governance.
Getting Started with Metrici System Governance
Metrici System Governance uses the web-based Metrici Advisor service. This provides a complete set of System Governance materials, which you can use as is, or tailor to meet the particular needs of your organization. The System Governance Handbook provides comprehensive guidance on processes for System Governance.
You can use these yourself to implement System Governance in your own organization. However, if you want to take advantage of our experience, or if you simply can not free up your own staff, Metrici can put together a tailored package of services to meet your needs. This can range from initial work to get the implementation up and running, to a complete managed service for System Governance.