Governing Practices



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Below you can find examples on governing and supporting practices that provide essential support and guidance for the systems development life cycle.

Note that the commonly used term “Enterprise” does not only mean big organizations – it refers to an organization or sub-activity whose boundary is defined by commonly held goals, processes, and resources.

Organizational Culture & Management

Organizational Culture is the foundation for everything and a basis for success, and a management system of an organization provides a framework to manage and integrate all activities.

Organizational Culture

How do you achieve and maintain organizational culture and values that enable success?

Organizational culture is the expression of assumptions, values, and beliefs that parties bring to an organization. It is important as it shapes people and their experience, and therefore it is the basis for success of the organization.

Management System

How do you manage and integrate all activities in an organization?

Service management provides one way to combine, integrate and coordinate the various components and activities of an organization in a flexible way.


There is a variety of practices that provide support and guidance for the product life cycle. Some of these practices are listed below.

Enterprise Architecture

How do you get an understanding of the processes, data, applications, and technologies of an organization?

Enterprise Architecture provides an abstract representation of the organization. By having both current and future versions of this kind of holistic view, it is easier to manage the transition from current to future operating states.

Business Process Management

How do you oversee how work is performed in the organization?

Business Process Management helps to oversee how work is performed in the organization, by taking a process-oriented approach contrary to a function-oriented approach. The goal is to ensure consistent outcomes and take advantage of improvement opportunities.

Enterprise Project Management

How do you manage projects successfully?

Enterprise project management (EPM) refers to the practice of managing projects across the whole organization. It includes project portfolio management, program management, and project management.

Change Management

How do you guide and support teams, organizations, and individuals in the constantly changing environment?

Change Management refers to the structured approach in the transitioning of teams, organizations, and individuals from the prevailing state to the desired future state. It happens on two dimensions – both the business side of change and the people side of change need to be addressed.