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[TW] IT documents, audit and leaders

IT documents comes with different names such as the following: - Manual or handbook, - Policies and procedures, - Management systems, - Project plans. In the real world we have various names with unique descriptions and purposes when in fact they could be made to do a uniform direction for which actions are based for the entire IT initiatives, probably the longest in IT lifecycle is operation. The problem is our inclination on something else which is wrong. IT remains an IT area. Business remains a business area. The same problem is carried out when we conduct IT audit. Most audit are missing the gists in which IT is being used by businesses. We once said that an effective IT audit is conducted by IT people themselves but there is something wrong with that even. Business and accounting people have been doing it with a different bias and preconceived notions which doesn't make the cut for IT direction and audit respectively. Leaders play the same game and so the problem continues an

IT practitioners as decision-makers


While the IT practitioner is charged to the job, still the most responsible decision-maker is the organization’s senior management or business owner. It ensures a direction and/or strategy for the whole enterprise, its business objectives including but not limited to relevant activities. Meaning, the entire organization have set both, the job and strategy, correctly and diligently.

In our kind of work, the professional experience we have since been accumulating, we know firsthand that some decisions are left for the IT practitioners to make. 

When they do, IT practitioners need to counterbalance and be upfront what they have in their resources. What they create will have an impact to their organizations’ well-being. Worst, drastic to financials or bottom line. Their failure will be their companies’, too, and they don't want that to happen. Do they? 

As an aspiring IT practitioner, you already need to see what impact your surroundings are causing to your apprehensions or output and the prospect of your organization or business. As a practicing individual you need to appreciate and be conscious how you must be running your affairs effectively and efficiently. Or in the case of our industry, and the society as a beneficiary, that big, we must be discharging our duties and responsibilities decently.

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[TW] IT documents, audit and leaders

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