- Most organizations don't view governance holistically. In other words, they address it in chunks as governance-related challenges arise. This leads to different processes and subcultures for areas like data governance and EA governance, for example.
- Far too often, organizations attempt governance with little or no automation. Microsoft Excel is a great tool, but it is not the best way to manage complex process workflows.
- Too often governance is not seen as central or vital to the overall mission of the IT group. There are many competing interests and priorities, and often, even after a governance initiative has been started, it gets shoved to sidelines only to be dropped altogether.
The Key to Streamlining IT Governance
Governance as a service is a relatively new concept, with few vendors currently providing tools specifically targeted to it. At first glance, IT governance doesn't seem like a particularly complex topic. Remarkably, though, governance tends to be one of the hardest tasks facing the typical enterprise today, for many reasons. Among them: