COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology) is an internationally recognised IT governance control framework that helps organisations meet business challenges in regulatory compliance, risk management and aligning IT strategy with organisational goals.
COBIT 2019, the latest iteration of the framework, was released in November 2018. It builds on COBIT 5, introducing new concepts and addressing the latest developments affecting enterprise IT.
ITIL- IT service management
Widely adopted around the world, ITIL is a framework for ITSM (IT service management). Its latest iteration, ITIL 4, was launched in February 2019.
ITIL is supported by ISO/IEC 20000:2011 – the international standard for ITSM against which organisations can achieve independent certification.
ISO 38500 – The international IT governance standard
ISO/IEC 38500:2015 is the international standard for corporate governance of IT.
It sets out principles, definitions and a high-level framework that organisations of all types and sizes can use to better align their use of IT with organisational decisions and meet their legal, regulatory and ethical obligations.
Calder-Moir IT Governance Framework
This framework provides structured guidance on how to approach IT governance. It can help benchmark the balance and effectiveness of IT governance practices within an organisation.
The IT Governance Control Framework Implementation Toolkit provides practical assistance and guidance for practitioners and board members tackling the subject.
Other IT governance frameworks and models
In addition to the frameworks listed above, there are several other models and frameworks you should consider for effective IT governance:
- King reports of corporate governance (versions I to IV).
- ISO/IEC 31000:2018 (risk management).
- ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (information security).
- Business continuity management and disaster recovery.
- Knowledge management, including intellectual capital.
- Programme management and project governance, including PRINCE2® and PMBOK®.