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Cobit 5: bridge too far or giant leap forward?

Cobit 5: bridge too far or giant leap forward?

With COBIT 5 out in the open for over three years now, the time has come to step back and review its accomplishments and acceptation so far.

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With COBIT 5 out in the open for over three years now, the time has come to step back and review its accomplishments and acceptation so far. Does ISACA’s latest achievement in the art of COBIT live up to the expectations it created? And does it fulfill its ambitions? How does it differ from its predecessor? Are there now two camps – advocates and opponents – who have retreated into their trenches, harassing one another with arguments? Is the framework slowly but firmly gaining ground? Can we conclude that COBIT 5 is indeed a giant leap forward in the art of IT Governance and IT Management, or can we deduce that COBIT 5 has overplayed its hand and is just a bridge too far? This is an article with a critical tone, combined with the opinion of three subject-matter experts closely related to COBIT.

 

 

COBIT 5 was released about three years ago. We observed initial enthusiasm at several organizations but this was also followed by hesitance about moving from COBIT 4.1 to COBIT 5. The focus remains basically on IT processes, and much less on the newer ‘features’ such as the principles, enablers and others. Furthermore, despite the fact that several COBIT 5 and related publications are already available and more continue to be published, the existing adoption rate in organizations seems to moving very slowly, at least in the Netherlands and Belgium. With the addition of enthusiastic online discussions on different platforms, between die-hard believers and critical and wandering spirits, this has brought us to explore COBIT 5 further and to offer some comments on the evolution and changes made by ISACA. The purpose of this article is not to provide an in-depth overview or insight of all elements of COBIT 5, nor to provide a guide on how to use COBIT, but to list and explain some observations and thoughts based upon our professional experience.

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