Parent Framework: COBIT 2019
Domain: Align Plan and Organise
Maintain an awareness of ICT and related service trends and monitor emerging technology trends. Proactively identify innovation opportunities and plan how to benefit from innovation in relation to business needs and the defined ICT strategy. Analyze what opportunities for business innovation or improvement can be created by emerging technologies, services or ICT-enabled business innovation; through existing established technologies; and by business and ICT process innovation. Influence strategic planning and enterprise architecture decisions
Achieve competitive advantage, business innovation, improved customer experience, and improved operational effectiveness and efficiency by exploiting I&T developments and emerging technologies
APO04.01 Create an environment conducive to innovation. Create an environment that is conducive to innovation, considering methods such as culture, reward, collaboration, technology forums, and mechanisms to promote and capture employee ideas
APO04.02 Maintain an understanding of the enterprise environment.
APO04.03 Monitor and scan the technology environment.
APO04.04 Assess the potential of emerging technologies and innovative ideas. Analyze identified emerging technologies and/or other I&T innovative suggestions to understand their business potential. Work with stakeholders to validate assumptions on the potential of new technologies and innovation.
APO04.05 Recommend appropriate further initiatives. Evaluate and monitor the results of proof-of-concept initiatives and, if
APO04.06 Monitor the implementation and use of innovation.
The following SFIA skills are relevant to innovation:
EMRG: Emerging technology monitoring
The identification of new and emerging technologies, products, services, methods and techniques. The assessment of their relevance and the potential impacts (both threats and opportunities) upon business enablers, cost, performance or sustainability. The communication of emerging technologies and their impact.
The capability to identify, prioritise, incubate and exploit opportunities provided by
The systematic creation of new knowledge by data gathering, innovation, experimentation, evaluation and dissemination. The determination of research goals and the method by which the research will be conducted. The active participation in a community of researchers; communicating formally and informally through digital media, conferences, journals, books and seminars.