While the awareness of corporate governance has increased in the boardroom of UK companies, the awareness of the responsibilities of the governance of IT remains stubbornly undeveloped. Although often discussed, IT governance is not well understood by chairmen, company directors, non-execs or even sometimes by their IT advisors!
Given the importance of intellectual capital and confidential information, this is even more surprising when you consider that IT governance is now recognised as a key driver in ensuring competitive advantage and a return on the always significant capital investment in information technology.
ISO/IEC 38500:2008 is the international standard for the corporate governance of information and communication technology. Published as a Code of Practice, ISO38500 provides the guidance to help directors take direct action to apply core IT governance principles to all aspects of the information technology used within their organisation.
ISO 38500 Foundation Class Training Course
Working in partnership with Infonomics Pty Ltd (Australia), we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to attend the first ever ISO38500 Foundation training course to be held in the UK. This 2-day event will be held in London on October 3-4 and is presented by Mark Toomey.
Mark Toomey is recognised internationally as a leading expert in the governance of information technology and ISO/IEC 38500. He is a past chair of the Standards Australia committee that developed AS 8015 (the precursor to ISO38500) and was responsible for preparing the final text of the international standard. With more than six years’ experience in practical application of ISO 38500, Mark is much in-demand for his expert guidance on application of the new standard.
By attending the ISO38500 Foundation course, you will learn to:
- Explain the broad implications of the six principles of IT governance
- Describe how the principles are applied during development of business strategy
- Understand the preparation of business cases for new IT project investments
- Describe how the principles are applied as part of ongoing operational use of IT
- How to apply IT governance to business change projects
- Position ISO38500 against common IT frameworks such as COBIT, ITIL and ValIT
During the course, delegates will be asked to complete a unique individual 84-point self-assessment of their organisation’s own governance of IT. The self-assessment results are modelled and discussed within the class-room to provide the basis for further planning and implementation within each delegate’s organisation.
Build your awareness and knowledge of the application of IT governance in your organisation.