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lundi 1 août 2011

NGEN ITG, a foresearch project launched in 2009 to address relationship oriented IT governance

July 29. 2011 : ITIL 2011 Edition is available as planned.

Congratulations for its sharesholders to be "On Time".

We believe that the reputed IT governance framework should change the way IT is governed. As a matter of fact, three new processes have been created in the framework : "Business Relationship Management", "Dermand Management", "Design Coordination".

For the digital enterprise, IT governance should be relationship oriented whereas traditional IT governance has been process oriented.

We anticipated this change two years ago by launching on August 2009 NGEN ITG project and creating The Archilogy Institute with extreme limited means.

Underneath is duplicated the blog on and migrated into this blog as of today.

NGEN ITG an original approach to address the next generation of IT governance practices
Today, innovative service oriented architectures (SOA)and software as a service (SaaS)offers are believed to bring to both multinational companies (MNC) and small medium enterprises (SME) an unprecedented agility.
The promise would be fully met if some new IT governance capabilities are put in place.

These capabilities should
  1. Requirement 1. Bridge together the various in-house IT governance approaches and outsourced IT governance approaches,
  2. Requirement 2. Be supported by dedicated training tools and operation support systems,
  3. Requirement 3. Allow upfront light/lean, top down staged implementation that would deliver quick hit business results and added business value at each implementation stage,
  4. Requirement 4. Be open and creative ,
  5. Requirement 5. Put on the same level relationships and processes. 

These capabilities would characterize an approach of a entirely new kind that would merit the label "next generation" or NGEN.

NGEN ITG is an original framework to address eSourcing Governance requirements whereas eSourcing Governance designates the next generation of IT governance practices which would focus on relationships rather than on processes.

NGEN ITG is currently under development by a programme launched five years ago by Dô-Khac Decision SARL, an independent consultancy based in Paris.

As today, NGEN ITG meets two of the five requirements of the next generation IT governance:
- it delivers a unique IT governance perspective that allow merging together in-house IT governance practices and outsourced IT governance practices (Requirement 1),
- it delivers relationships patterns that would subsequently configure the IT processes and ensure their coherence (Requirement 5).

As for the lean light capability (Requirement 3), it is a little bit too early to assess how the business value is progressively delivered along a top down phased implementation of NGEN ITG. Nevertheless, some lean implementation at both large corporations and SMEs have delivered quick hit business results.
In addition, these early implementations have already produced some lessons learnt which have feed back into NGEN ITG and eSourcing Governance.
  • A unique governance perspective has called for a unique perspective for the various practices to organize business : business process outsourcing (BPO), business process re-engineering (BPR), business process insourcing, business process offshoring, etc. seems to proceed from a unique vision that NGEN ITG  called "business process transactioning".
  • For IT matters, the notion of governance regime is critical to a relationship focus. And indeed, the notion has given birth to original animals such as "IT governance regime" (which might be named IT governance regimen, should we looked at a SOA Governance Framework published in August 2009 by The Opengroup which features the notion of SOA governance regimen), "eSourcing Governance regime", ""IT governance agreement" and "eSourcing Governance agreement".
  • A differentiated intellectual property governance (e.g. using various Creative Commons and Science Commons licenses, blended copyrighted and opensource software, as well as variable confidentiality and publicity measures) should be put in place to ensure growing awareness, acceptance, development, usage and financing of the next generation of IT governance practices.
To ensure futher development of NGEN ITG, Dô-Khac Decision has created The Archilogy Institute.

First edition published by Dô-Khac Decision, Paris, on August 10, 2009 on
Updated Sept. 4, 2009 to set it under a Creative Commons license. Updated Nov. 15 to include The Archilogy Institute.
Udpated on May 18, 2010 to quote the SOA Governance Framework published by the Opengroup.
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NGEN ITG by Tru Dô-Khac, Paris, France est mis à disposition selon les termes de la licence Creative Commons Paternité-Pas d'Utilisation Commerciale-Pas de Modification 2.0 France.

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