The COBIT 5 framework is built on five basic principles, which are covered in detail, and includes extensive guidance on enablers for governance and management of enterprise IT.
The COBIT 5 product family includes the following products:
• COBIT 5 (the framework)
• COBIT 5 enabler guides, in which governance and management enablers are discussed in detail. These include:
– COBIT 5: Enabling Processes
– COBIT 5: Enabling Information
– Other enabler guides (check http://www.isaca.org/cobit)
• COBIT 5 professional guides, which include:
– COBIT 5 Implementation
– COBIT 5 for Information Security
– COBIT 5 for Assurance
– COBIT 5 for Risk
– Other professional guides (check http://www.isaca.org/cobit)
• A collaborative online environment, which will be available to support the use of COBIT 5
1. Meeting Stakeholder Needs > Goal cascade
2. Covering the Enterprise End-to-End > Who are involved?
3. Applying a Single Integrated Framework > Completeness and Integration
4. Enabling a Holistic Approach > 7 Enablers
Refer to COBIT 5 Enabler
5. Separating Governance From Management > Segregation of duty between Governance & Management
COBIT 5 Enablers
COBIT 5 Enabler Dimensions
COBIT 5 Process Reference Model (PRM) (Enabler 2)
COBIT 5 Metadata – Information Cycle (Enabler 5)
The following descriptions can be given to the layers and information attributes:
• Physical world layer—The world where all phenomena that can be empirically observed take place
– Information carrier/media—The attribute that identifies the physical carrier of the information, e.g., paper, electric signals, sound waves
• Empiric layer—The empirical observation of the signs used to encode information and their distinction from each other and from background noise
– Information access channel—The attribute that identifies the access channel of the information, e.g., user interfaces
• Syntactic layer—The rules and principles for constructing sentences in natural or artificial languages. Syntax refers to the form of information.
– Code/language—Attribute that identifies the representational language/format used for encoding the information and the rules for combining the symbols of the language to form syntactic structures.
• Semantic layer—The rules and principles for constructing meaning out of syntactic structures. Semantics refers to the meaning of information.
– Information type—The attribute that identifies the kind of information, e.g., financial vs. non-financial information, internal vs. external origin of the information, forecasted/predicted vs. observed values, planned vs. realised values
– Information currency—The attribute that identifies the time horizon referred to by the information, i.e., information on the past, the present or the future
– Information level—The attribute that identifies the degree of detail of the information, e.g., sales per year, quarter, month
• Pragmatic layer—The rules and structures for constructing larger language structures that fulfil specific purposes in human communication. Pragmatics refers to the use of information.
– Retention period—The attribute that identifies how long information can be retained before it is destroyed
– Information status—The attribute that identifies whether the information is operational or historical
– Novelty—The attribute that identifies whether the information creates new knowledge or confirms existing knowledge, i.e., information vs. confirmation
– Contingency—The attribute that identifies the information that is required to precede this information (for it to be considered as information)
• Social world layer—The world that is socially constructed through the use of language structures at the pragmatic level of semiotics, e.g., contracts, law, culture
– Context—The attribute that identifies the context in which the information makes sense, is used, has value, etc., e.g., cultural context, subject domain context
COBIT 5 Life Cycle Implementation
COBIT 5 Process Capability Assessment Model (PAM)
COBIT 5 Coverage of Other Standards & Frameworks
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