Guidelines for the Implementation of Enterprise Governance of IT

  • Wim Van Grembergen
  • Steven de Haes


There is no real “silver bullet” (the ideal way) for implementing and maintaining effective Enterprise Governance of IT within an organization. Having developed a high-level Enterprise Governance of IT model does not imply that governance is actually working in the organization. Conceiving the governance model is the first step, implementing it into the organization is the next challenging step. An important challenge is, how do you get started? This chapter provides some guidelines to get started and outlines a balanced scorecard for Enterprise Governance of IT, to manage and measure the outcome of the governance project. Readers who are not familiar with the balanced scorecard perspective should first read Chapter 4 on the IT Balanced Scorecard.


Corporate Governance Maturity Level Relational Mechanism Future Orientation Governance Practice 
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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wim Van Grembergen
    • 1
  • Steven de Haes
    • 2
  1. 1.Sint PauwelsBelgium
  2. 2.MalleBelgium

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