The COBIT 5 framework implements the ISO 38500 standard for the corporate governance of IT. Those who "govern" act as stewards and take responsibility for ensuring the organisation delivers "what" the stakeholders expect. This they do by evaluating the internal and external environment, directing management and monitoring operational performance.  

Management are expected to align IT operations with business' needs and focus IT activities on the achievement of the business' objectives and the organisation's strategic goals. The integrated process model of the COBIT framework assists with identifying the essential activities and establishing the roles and responsibilities required to deliver "what" is expected. The COBIT 5 framework provides the basic structure which organisations will need to adapt to suit their own particular needs.

The management system (described in APO1) is an important component of the governance framework. It drives efficiency and effectiveness in the use of resources. The management system also supports continuous improvement across all areas, but in particular for service management, information security management, risk management, quality management or the entire IT environment.  

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POPI Risk Assessment

The COBIT 4 Maturity Model can provide management with an initial, high-level view of the current level of organisational maturity.

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PAIA Preparation

Illustration of the process and a management system for the implementation of COBIT 5.

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IT Legal Register

Used to perform the capability assessment and manage the subsequent improvement of the IT organisation.

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POPI Management System

Managing the IT function and continuously improving its capability.

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POPI Capability Assessments

COBIT 5 capability assessments are highly subjective and depend entirely on the assessor's IT knowledge and experience.

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POPI Management System

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IT governance experts are available to assist establish, implement and improve the governance of IT based on the ISO 38500 standard and COBIT 5 good practices.


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