ISACA issues COBIT process assessment model

Since COBIT was issued 15 years ago, enterprises worldwide have been using it to assess and improve their IT processes. However, until now there has not been a consistent and reliable assessment approach.

ISACA’s new COBIT Assessment Program, which includes the new Process Assessment Model (PAM), provides this consistency and reliability so business and IT leaders can have confidence in the assessment process and the quality of the results as they maximize the business value of their IT investments.

After conducting a global survey in 2010 to determine market need, ISACA found that 89% of the nearly 1,400 respondents expressed a need for a rigorous and reliable IT process capability assessment.

Gary Baker, CA, CGEIT, said: “COBIT PAM provides the basis for an assessment of an enterprise’s IT processes against COBIT 4.1 and enables process capability assessments to support improvement. The assessment is evidence-based to ensure a reliable, consistent and repeatable assessment process in the area of governance and management of IT.”

Two additional guides in the COBIT Assessment Programme series will be issued later in 2011. COBIT Assessor Guide Using COBIT 4.1 will detail how to undertake a formal assessment by a trained certified assessor.

COBIT Self-Assessment Guide Using COBIT will help enterprises perform basic self-assessment of current IT process capability levels against COBIT 4.1.

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