Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology ( COBIT ) is a framework created by ISACA for information technology (IT) management and IT governance . It is a supporting toolset that allows managers to bridge the gap between control requirements, technical issues and business risks. [ edit ] Overview COBIT was first released in 1996; the current version, COBIT 5, was published in 2012. Its mission is “to research, develop, publish and promote an authoritative, up-to-date, international set of generally accepted information technology control objectives for day-to-day use by business managers, IT professionals and assurance professionals.”. [ 1 ] COBIT, initially an acronym for 'Control objectives for information and related technology', defines a set of generic processes to manage IT.
The Kepner-Tregoe Matrix is a special, well-orchestrated, synchronized and documented Root Cause analysis and decision-making method. It is a conscious, step-by-step approach for systematically solving problems , making good decisions, and analyzing potential risks and opportunities. It helps you maximize critical thinking skills, systematically organize and prioritize information, set objectives, evaluate alternatives, and analyze impact. Kepner-Tregoe describes the following steps to approach decision analysis: