Methods and Frameworks


This section presents a range of the major methodologies and frameworks currently in popular use across the world. These fulfil different functions, and each may not be suitable for all organizations.

We will be adding to this list regularly, but as listed on the left, our definitions currently include: COBIT, COSO, PRINCE2, ISO 9000, BASEL II, PMBOK, Six Sigma and CMM. ITIL and ISO 17799 are covered in more depth elsewhere on this portal.



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IT Governance
According to Wikipedia, the idea of IT Governance is that all members of an organization should share both the planning of, and responsibility for, IT systems. It quotes the main frameworks as being ISO 17799, COBIT, CMM, ITIL and Six Sigma.