IT Governance Framework

What Does IT Governance Framework Mean?

IT governance framework is a type of framework that defines the ways and methods through which an organization can implement, manage and monitor IT governance within an organization.


It provides guidelines and measures to effectively utilize IT resources and processes within an organization.

Techopedia Explains IT Governance Framework

IT governance framework primarily helps organizations to provide a road map and evaluate the performance and effectiveness of the IT governance processes. It provides insight into the performance of the IT department and achieves legal and regulatory compliance with respect to IT.

An IT governance framework typically provides reference models for:

  • IT processes
  • Input and output of processes
  • Key process objectives
  • Performance measurement techniques

Commonly used IT governance frameworks include:

  • AS8015-2005
  • ISO/IEC 38500:2008

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