IT Management Frameworks
By Georges Cascales,
In continuing my series of blogs on Project Assurance
I was in the process of writing one on Project Assurance Framework when I was asked by one of my colleague
what did I mean by Framework.
I was taken by surprise by the question given
the industry we are in, however it prompted me to think that there was
something in the question. I was actually able to provide clear and definitive statement at the time. Before jumping too much into
my next blog on Project Assurance Framework, I thought I would consider this
question and try to provide a definitive answer.
While contemplating on the
subject, I thought it would worth presented the various types of frameworks
around to support and facilitate IT Management generally.
The best reference I could find is that of Calder-Moir
IT Governance Framework. The Calder-Moir
IT Governance Framework
evolved as a conceptual approach to help
organisations visualise effective IT governance, drawing on and integrating the
wide range of IT management tools and systems that exist in the world
today. The good about the Framework is
that is also aligns with all international standards and can provide a unifying
approach to IT management.
So when we talk about a
Framework, what do we mean and if we were developing a framework what would be
the key components that should be included.
In general, a framework is a structure
intended to guide the building of something. It would define a set of functions
or processes, the rules applying to these and their inter-relationship or
focus of a
Framework is in clearly defining a set of steps that can be re-used and or
improved, clearly describe the relationships and associations between things (processes,
people, programs, assets etc.) and described the interactions between these
A good example of a
framework is one we are all familiar with is the Zachman Framework
Architecture where the fundamentals of communication of the Framework is found
in the interrogatives: What, How, When, Who, Where, and Why.
all Frameworks should address.
Georges Cascales is a
highly credentialed Manager and Executive, with significant experience in leading
IT based change initiatives, including at CIO level. This includes CIO roles
with Queensland Urban Utilities, Endeavour Energy (prev. Integral Energy) and
NSW Health. Georges is very familiar
with government and corporate change agendas and has been responsible for the
management of business units, the provision of software and technical services,
direct management of multiple and large projects, systems implementation,
change management, the development of IT strategies, and the development of methodologies
and quality processes.
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