This audit report provides findings from a company’s IT organization assessment and presents options for a future-state IT organization and governance structure.
In this sample, internal audit was engaged by IT leadership to study the current IT organization structure and, given overall business strategy, anticipated growth, and expected international expansion, present options for a future-state IT organization and governance structure. IT’s organization, strategy and activities should be driven by the overall organization’s strategy. Before an IT organization model can be considered, it is important to understand organization strategic objectives.
Company leadership has defined organization-wide breakthrough objectives that are expected to drive top-line growth while increasing operating profits. One of the key breakthrough objectives that has been defined by leadership is that business systems will become a competitive advantage. This objective represents a significant shift in how IT is viewed by executive management. It represents a need to derive better information from the data that is already available to the business and to identify information gaps that could lead to better decision making. Other key considerations regarding business strategy include aggressive continued growth, several acquisitions and international expansion.