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IT Management vs IT Governance

IT governance is primarily concerned with facilitating (strategic) decision making. IT management is more focused on the operational excellence of the IT function. The ultimate goal of both processes is to maximise organisational value creation by achieving better business-IT alignment. In this regard, IT governance and IT management are not mutually exclusive.

Corporate Governance Defined

If management is about running businesses, governance is about seeing that it is run properly. All companies need governing as well as managing. Bob Tricker coined the term “corporate governance”.