IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results

IT Governance: How Top Performers Manage IT Decision Rights for Superior Results


By (author) Peter Weill, By (author) Jeanne W. Ross

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  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 236mm x 28mm | 581g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Boston, MA
  • ISBN 10: 1591392535
  • ISBN 13: 9781591392538
  • Sales rank: 112,384

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Firms with superior IT governance have more than 25% higher profits than firms with poor governance given the same strategic objectives. These top performers have custom designed IT governance for their strategies. Just as corporate governance aims to ensure quality decisions about all corporate assets, IT governance links IT decisions with company objectives and monitors performance and accountability. Based on a study of 250 enterprises worldwide, IT Governance shows how to design and implement a system of decision rights that will transform IT from an expense to a profitable investment.

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Author information

Peter Weill is the Director of the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) and a Senior Research Scientist at MIT's Sloan School of Management. Jeanne W. Ross is Principal Research Scientist at CISR.

Table of contents

Table of Contents Preface and Acknowledgments Chapter 1 - IT Governance Simultaneously Empowers and Controls Chapter 2 - Five Key IT Decisions: Making IT a Strategic Asset Chapter 3 - IT Governance Archetypes for Allocating Decision Rights Chapter 4 - Mechanisms for Implementing IT Governance Chapter 5 - What IT Governance Works Best Chapter 6 - Linking Strategy, IT Governance and Performance Chapter 7 - Government and Not for Profit Organizations Chapter 8 - Leadership Principles for IT Governance Appendix A - Research Sites Appendix B - Measuring Governance Performance Index