Aligning Cobit, ITIL and ISO 17799

The recently launched ‘Aligning Cobit, ITIL and ISO 17799 for Business Benefit‘ is a welcome step toward making IT governance more usable for most organizations. There has long been confusion over which of these three frameworks is really an IT governance framework; for an equal length of time, the answer has been that each is a component of such a framework, as I proposed in IT Governance Today: a Practitioner’s Handbook earlier this year.

While I’m delighed at this progress, there is (as I’ve already argued) further still to go in integrating and simplifying IT governance frameworks, and I will be taking this further in the 2nd edition of the Practitioner’s Handbook when it is published early next year.