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5 goals IT should use to show it can meet changing enterprise priorities and demands

IMG_1614-Edit_SML.jpgLast week, we considered what COBIT 5 prescribes for innovation. This included looking at the need to ensure that innovation is focused upon extending the differentiation of what Booz and Company calls the enterprise capabilities system (in other words, its tools, talent, processes, infrastructure, etc). This week we extend these ideas to consider what the COBIT standard says about the portfolio process. The aim of this process so it is clear is to optimize the performance of the overall portfolio of programs in response to program and service performance and changing enterprise priorities and demands. To me this describes a cradle-to-grave view where IT is charged with ensuring that the portfolio of services (whether existing or extension) meets the enterprise’s priorities and demands. Do this and you are strengthening the enterprise’s capabilities system, and thus its capacity for innovation.

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