IT Governance and its Mechanisms Minitrack

In many organizations, information technology has become crucial in the support, sustainability and growth of their businesses. The pervasive use of technology has created a critical dependency on IT that calls for a specific focus on IT Governance or Enterprise Governance of IT. Enterprise Governance of IT (EGIT) is an integral part of enterprise governance exercised by the Board overseeing the definition and implementation of processes, structures and relational mechanism in the organization enabling both business and IT people to execute their responsibilities in support of business/IT alignment and the creation of business value from IT-enabled business investments.

This minitrack is soliciting papers on theories, models and practices in the IT governance domain and aims to contribute to the understanding of IT governance and its structures, processes and relational mechanisms. Topics that this minitrack covers include:

  • Theoretical models for IT governance and business/IT alignment
  • Practices and cases on IT governance
  • IT governance structures, processes and relational mechanisms
  • IT governance related to enterprise governance
  • IT governance roles of the Board and Executive Management
  • Maturity models for IT governance and IT processes
  • IT balanced scorecard
  • Strategic information systems planning
  • COBIT, VAL IT, ITIL and other quality models
  • ISO 38500 standard for Corporate governance of IT
  • Other mechanisms for IT governance: IT steering committees, information economics, service level agreements
  • IT governance and regulatory codes/acts such as Basel II and Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Enterprise governance of IT
  • Business/IT alignment
  • Benefits realization through IT
  • IT portfolio management
  • IT investment management

Minitrack Co-Chairs:

Wim Van Grembergen (Primary Contact)
University of Antwerp

Steven De Haes
University of Antwerp

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