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Information Technology Governance: Course Outline

This course will cover security management requirements; Internal control, Audit and strategy; role of Risk analysis and management, IT Management Practices, IT professional soft skills and IT professional management.


  • Components of a framework for the governance of IT - IT governance enablers
  • Techniques used to identify strategy- Methods to manage organizational process and Cultural change
  • Models and methods to establish accountability for information requirements, data and system ownership, and IT process –Continuous
  • improvement techniques and processes
  • An enterprise’s strategic plan and how it relates to IT – Barriers to the achievement of strategic alignment
  • Policies and procedures necessary to support IT and business strategic alignment – Current and future technologies
  • Prioritization processes related to IT initiatives –IT roles and responsibilities and methods to cascade business and IT objectives to IT personnel
  • IT investment management processes, including the economic lifecycle of investments- Process and service measurement techniques
  • Processes and practices for planning, development, transition, delivery, and support of solutions and services – Procedures to mange and report the status of IT investments
  • Cost optimization strategies – Business case development and evaluation techniques
  • The application of risk management at the strategic, portfolio, program, project and operations levels – The relationship of the risk management approach to legal and regulatory compliance
  • Methods to align IT and enterprise risk management – Types of business risk, exposures and threats that can be addressed using IT resources
  • Risk mitigation strategies related to the IT in the enterprise- Stakeholder analysis and communication techniques
  • Methods to establish key risk indicators – methods to mange and report the status of identified risk
  • IT resources planning methods – processes for acquiring application, information and infrastructure resources
  • Outsourcing and offshoring approaches that may be employed to meet the investment program and operational level agreements and service level agreements – Methods used to evaluate and report on IT resources performance
  • Interoperability, standardization and economies of scale – service level management concepts

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Course Projects

  • Industrial Survey to see how business strategy and IT strategy are linked together, in Pakistan
  • Risk Management Project using a Risk Management Software
  • Gap Analysis between organizational practices and an International Standard (ISO27001)