IT Guidance Framework
- 1. What exactly IS the Framework?
- 2. How does the Framework benefit senior management?
- 3. What are the primary benefits of the Framework?
- 4. What technology was used to develop the Framework?
- 5. Who developed the Framework?
- 6. What background & skillset is needed to use the Framework?
- 7. Does every association utilize the entire Framework?
- 8. Does our staff at-large have to become experts on the Framework?
- 9. What if we don’t have time to use the Framework on our own?
- 10. Is the Framework designed for small or large associations?
- 11. Why do we need a Framework?
- 12. If we use the Framework, what is ISCG’s role in the project?
- 13. Why did ISCG develop the IT Guidance Framework?
- 14. Will it help us with implementation-only efforts?
- 15. Are there other frameworks available for associations?
- 16. Do the templates contain actionable content?
- 17. Will it help us set realistic expectations?
- 18. Does the Framework clash with the vendor's methodology?
- 19. Does the Framework replace the consultant?
- 20. Will the Framework help with an IT Assessment?
15. Are there other frameworks available for associations?
The IT Guidance Framework is the first and only IT Framework created specifically for associations.
Corporate-based frameworks such as COBIT, ITIL, CMMI, and others have been used successfully for years in the Fortune 1000 corporate world, providing best-practice procedures for selecting and implementing large, complex, enterprise level systems. These frameworks are typically too vast for most associations to utilize without hiring systems professionals who already have experience using them.
Until now, IT frameworks have not been available to associations for AMS, LMS, or Website implementations. ISCG developed the ground-breaking IT Guidance Framework to help associations that have no prior experience using a framework. The IT Guidance Framework provides sound governance mechanisms and addresses vital issues such as risk mitigation, business process transformation, project management, acceptance testing, resource allocation, and go-live readiness assessment for association-specific IT systems. The Framework includes content specific to associations, whereas the corporate-based frameworks are generic in nature.