The purpose of governance is to ensure that as change
happens on a daily basis, that change is guided in accordance with the bigger
strategic and long term picture of the Enterprise.
Governance must not put up barriers and stop work from
happening, but should allow decisions to be made in the context of understanding
the implications of the Transformation Debt™ that may be incurred.
Even though strategic plans are put into place, it is not
long into the financial year that events can overtake an Enterprise where those
plans need adjustment. In addition, by the time work gets down to the projects
and programmes to carry out the work, the strategic intent can be easily lost
amongst the (rightly) blinkered focus of projects.