Introduction – Governance of Enterprise IT based on COBIT®5

INTRODUCTION

This book is a guide to the governance of enterprise IT (GEIT) and how this may be implemented using COBIT®5.

It covers the key concepts of COBIT 5 in order that IT service management and IT governance, risk and compliance (IT-GRC) practitioners can readily understand COBIT 5 and see how to drive implementation of GEIT using COBIT 5 and how process assessment is conducted.

The chapters in the book are:

Chapter 1: Governance – a discussion of the concepts of enterprise and governance and an explanation of the path from corporate governance to the governance of enterprise IT.

Chapter 2: Key Frameworks and Standards Supporting GEIT – a summary of the large number of frameworks and standards that COBIT 5 is built on.

Chapter 3: COBIT®: From Audit to GEIT – a brief discussion of the origin and history of COBIT.

Chapter 4: Overview of COBIT 5 – GEIT – the key concepts of COBIT 5, the 5 principles, 7 enablers and the goals cascade.

Chapter 5: The 7 Enablers of COBIT 5 – a detailed look at all the concepts and features of all 7 enablers.

Chapter 6: Domains and Processes – the structure of the 37 COBIT 5 processes.

Chapter 7: Implementation of GEIT with COBIT 5 – the approach to implementation of GEIT using COBIT 5 and an implementation lifecycle.

Chapter 8: COBIT 5 Process Assessment Model (PAM) – the approach to process assessment of COBIT 5 processes based on international Standard ISO/IEC 15504.

Chapter 9: COBIT 5 Resources – a discussion of the official ISACA® documentation and training courses and certifications for COBIT 5.

This book covers all parts of the syllabus for the COBIT 5 Foundation course, so it is a useful and readable guide for those planning to take the exam. It has practical advice and guidance too, so it is also a valuable resource for implementing the governance of enterprise IT and fully understanding how process assessment is conducted.