Is "classical" governance over ?
The way we do it is not at all the same as we did this just 10 years ago. 10 years, is short!. Some trends grow quickly and seem to question the way information systems are managed. In terms of ITSM, some say ITIL is dead and knowledge management and automation will drastically increase and reduce ITSM cost. Another aspect is the cloud computing. It is very tempting to access the power of cloud computing and avoid the hassle of IT management around that. But we might underestimate the risks with the company confidential data. What about the way we develop information systems ? Agility is another extreme compared to waterfall cycles. Both have theirs pros and cons. At the end we often face organisations that are confused because they are urged to move agile but do not know how to move on this way. People expect their information systems to evolve quicker, leaner and always bring additional value to the company at the same time.
Due to the need to master this complexity, to do the right moves, but also to move on good manner, we see it still makes sense to have a methodic and governed approach to manage the information systems. What changed are the tools available to move on. But common sense did not change that much. Information Systems took back their place in the strategy of the company after being considered as commodities. So Governance must take into account new paradigms to be successful nowadays.