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CGICT Implementation Workshop

Training Topic: 
IT Governance
Training Framework/Standard: 
Public Sector Training

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is playing an increasingly strategic role as an enabler of public service delivery. This importance has been highlighted by among other, the King III Report on Corporate Governance, a Presidential Review Commission (PRC) report and the Findings of the Auditor General (AG). 

To enable Political and Strategic leadership to embrace ICT as an enabler of service delivery, the DPSA, in consultation with the GITOC and the AG, developed the Corporate Governance of ICT Policy Framework (ICT Governance Policy Framework).  

Mandatory Compliance Requirement

South African Government Departments, Provinces, Municipalities and other institutions are required to comply with the requirements of the ICT Governance Policy Framework, which has been adopted by the Cabinet in 2012.

Compliance with the requirements of the Framework will be monitored / measured by the AG and the Department of Planning. Government institutions are required to adopt of a phased implementation approach that shall be completed according to strict deadlines.

Two Day Training Workshop

The 2-day training workshop is designed to equip both non-IT managers as well as IT management who have to serve as members of ICT Steering committees with the necessary knowledge with regards to their roles and responsibilities so that they can offer a valuable service and make more meaningful contribution to ICT Corporate Governance in government and public sector organisations.

Session 1: Course Introduction & Overview of Role of IT to Support the Business

  • To understand the role of IT in the successful achievement of business goals and strategies
  • Develop a perspective and understanding of how IT can help to enhance business processes and functions
  • Understand the how IT functions, i.e. IT’s Strategic Partner-, Business Partner-, and Service Provider Roles and functions
  • Understand the responsibility of business management in managing IT related risks, Business Continuity and Information Security

Session 2: Overview of Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC)

  • Introduction to Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Overview of Corporate Governance (King III)
  • Overview of Enterprise Risk Management (COSO ERM, ISO 31000)
    • ICT Risk Management as part of the government's Risk Management Framework
    • Overview of Compliance Management (ISO 19600 and the PFMA)

Session 3: Overview of ICT Governance (COBIT 5 and DPSA ICT Governance Framework)

  • Overview of the COBIT 5 ICT Governance Framework Format & product Architecture
    • ICT Governance
    • ICT Management
  • IT Planning Processes
  • Strategic ICT Value Investment / Projects
  • ICT Risk Management as part of the DPE Risk Management Framework
  • IT Application Development and Implementation Processes
  • ICT Service and Support Processes
  • Information Security
  • ICT Continuity Management
  • COBIT 5 and Other Frameworks
  • Assessing ICT Capability
  • Implementing ICT

Session 4: Governing and Managing ICT in the Public Sector 

  • Strategic role of ICT
  • Establish the ICT Governance and Management Framework
    • Defining the ICT Management and Leadership roles and responsibilities
    • ICT Governance Structures
    • Role of the ICT Steering Committee
  • Evaluating, directing and monitoring ICT
  • ICT Management and Leadership
    • ICT management structures and committees
    • IT Management roles and responsibilities
  • Planning, Building, Running and Monitoring

Session 5: The ICT Steering Committee 

  • Role of the ICT Steering Committee in Evaluating, Directing and Monitoring ICT
    • Aligning the ICT and Business Strategies
    • Evaluating ICT Investments, ICT Portfolio and Projects
  • Composition of the ICT Steering Committee
  • The ICT Steering Committee Charter
  • The ICT Steering Committee Agenda
  • Simulating and ICT Steering Committee meeting and reporting

The objective is to provide attendees with the necessary perspective, knowledge and skills to understand the following:

  • The role of IT in the successful achievement of business goals and strategies
  • Requirements to comply with the ICT Governance Policy Framework, which has been adopted by the Cabinet in 2012
  • Role of the ICT Steering Committee
  • ICT Corporate Governance
  • ICT Management and Leadership
  • Strategic role of ICT
  • Strategic ICT Value Investment / Projects
  • ICT Risk Management as part of the Risk Management Framework
  • ICT Security Management
  • ICT to Business Strategic Alignment

 Non-IT Management as well as IT Management required to serve on ICT Steering committees.

This is not a certification course. There is no exam.