The IT Governance working group of Standards Australia Committee IT-030-01 is undertaking market research, to inform the development of an Australian Standard for the Governance of Information and Communications Technologies.
Marghanita da Cruz, a member of the working group, is co-ordinating this research.
AS8015 Australian Standard for Corporate Governance of ICT was published in January 2005
Standards Australia has received a call for the development of new Standards in the field of IT Management and Governance. This area covers a broad range of topics, some of which are covered in part by existing Australian standards and publications by other bodies. The aim of this project is to develop Standards that incorporate best practice in the areas of information technology projects and management, including project management, contract conditions, advice for boards and senior management.
In Sydney on 24th September 2002, the working group decided that a qualitative survey of a few CIOs and CEOs would help to gauge the level of interest and position of an "IT Governance" Standard. A set of questions would be identified, as a basis for members of the working group to informally survey CEOs and CIOs in their personal networks.
At a subsequent meeting of the working group, in Canberra on 30th September 2002, the initial reactions to the market research were discussed and it was generally agreed that the "Governance of Information and Communications Technologies" would be a more accurate reflection of the emerging scope of the standard. The questionnaire was revised accordingly.
The Standards Australia URL for this work is https://committees.standards.com.au/COMMITTEES/IT-030-01/
Members of the working group have been invited to informally interview members of their personal networks to:
The questions below are provided as a guide for face-to-face or telephone discussions with CIOs, CEOs and board members.
In undertaking this research, it has been noted that governance is commercially sensitive and confidentiality needs to be preserved. To this end, findings will be reported and collated in a general way - without identification of the specific source/s of the information.
Findings are being collected via emails to the Standards Australia IT-GOV mailing list or firstname.lastname@example.org. The results will be reported to the working group at the end of November 2002.
Examples: disaster recovery, late/over-budget projects, responsiveness to the business demands, cost, ROI, complexity, skill shortages, internal/external electronic transactions, other e-business issues, risks arising from your customer or suppliers use of ICT, risks from connection to the Internet, ability of senior management to stay abreast of issues relating to Information and Communications Technologies, Privacy, SPAM. use of email, other.
Update:AS8015 Australian Standard for Corporate Governance of ICT was published in January 2005 and adopted as ISO/IEC 38500 in 2008