Why should you invest in improving your IT Governance?
The right governance can ensure timely support for business development, support innovation, deliver financial predictability, ensure audit and security compliance, and finally support successful project implement and cost efficiency.
The wrong governance can result in duplication of efforts, overruns, bad quality services and majority of resources going into fire fighting and day-to-day operations.
But governance is difficult. You can read about organisation theory or optimal split of responsibility between In and Outsourcing, you can also apply large frameworks like COBIT, however the fact is that no size fits all. The basis of success should be the resources available including the employees of your organisation. Designing an organisation and putting governance in place without caring for the existing situation is guaranteed to fail.
The typical approach to improve IT Governance would be to start with an assessment.