Presentation on theme: "1 IT Governance Presentation to DCO’s Forum 8 June 2005."— Presentation transcript:
1 IT Governance Presentation to DCO’s Forum 8 June 2005
2 Governance and Management IT governance: the assignment of decision rights and the creation of an accountability framework to encourage desirable behaviour in the use of IT. IT management: the making and implementation of IT-related decisions.
3 Need of University-wide IT Governance Increasing dependence on IT –University-wide systems Increasing interdependence of units –Facilitating inter-working –Help everyone move in similar direction Regulatory Compliance –University Reputation Effective resource utilisation Minimising support costs
Computing Service Library Registry Finance DoFM Dept A Dept B
9 Governance Effectiveness What works well –Federal input to all domains –Duopoly approaches to IT Principles and IT Investment and Prioritisation What doesn’t work well –Federal decision-making for all except Business Applications needs –Feudal style for Business Applications Needs
14 IT Principles Reflect enterprise business maxims –World Class University Typical commercial approaches –Operational efficiency – eg retail –Customer intimacy eg professional services organisations –Innovation eg high-tech products or services
15 Input to IT Principles
16 Input to IT Infrastructure Strategies
17 Input to IT Architecture
18 Input to Business Applications Needs
19 Input to IT Investment and Prioritisation
20 Characteristics of high governance performers Strongly differentiated business strategies Clear business objectives for IT investments High-level executive participation in IT governance Stable IT governance, with few changes year-to-year Well-functioning, formal exception processes Formal communication methods
21 Outcome Information Committee to oversee IT Governance University-wide IC to consider principles for deployment of IT in a World Class University Revise Terms of Reference for Computing Committee to replace DCO Forum
22 University Computing Committee To inform Information Committee and the Director of the Computing Service of the computing needs of the academic and administrative departments and centres, with particular reference to strategic issues as well as applications software and services for research, teaching, and standard office applications. To enable the Director of the Computing Service to consult with and inform academic and administrative departments and centres on relevant matters of Computing Service’s policy and management. To keep academic and administrative departments and centres informed of computing developments and of those aspects of the University’s Information Strategy that have a bearing on computing provision.
23 University Computing Committee To provide information on requirements and priorities for central facilities and services to assist the Computing Service in the formulation of the Computing Service budget. To provide a forum for sharing information and to advise departments on best practice in departmental computing provision To ensure that computing needs and developments take account of equality of opportunity. To report to Information Committee.
24 University Computing Committee To provide information on requirements and priorities for central facilities and services to assist the Computing Service in the formulation of the Computing Service budget. To provide a forum for sharing information and to advise departments on best practice in departmental computing provision To ensure that computing needs and developments take account of equality of opportunity. To report to Information Committee.
25 University Computing Committee - membership it is anticipated that the Computing Committee representative will be the DCO; but it is important that those with strategic roles within departments are represented, and is some cases the DCO and chair of departmental computing committee or equivalent may both attend.
26 Outcome Set up Infrastructure Forum Develop approaches to IT investment prioritisation Develop exception processes Investigate KPIs/benchmarks for IT deployment Develop communication methods