The just-released COBIT 2019 is the best COBIT yet, featuring many positive changes including:

  • Modified principles and new design factors
  • Updated goals cascade and modified processes (from 37 to 40),
  • Updated performance management, and
  • New detailed governance and management objectives.

Who should attend:

This Design and Implementation course is intended for more experienced users to COBIT who are interested in more advanced use of the framework, i.e. designing governance systems and running governance improvement programs.

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, attendees will able to:

  • Describe the key concepts of COBIT 2019 as taught in the COBIT Foundation course.
  • Describe the benefits of the COBIT 2019
  • Design Guide for its target audience.
  • Describe the current design factors in COBIT 2019.
  • Apply the design factor concept to identify relevant values.
  • Describe the impact design factors can have on the design of a governance system.
  • Describe the design workflow of a governance system.
  • Use the steps in the design workflow for governance systems.
  • Apply the design workflow to a concrete situation in order to obtain a governance system design.
  • Describe and use the design guide toolkit in a concrete situation.
  • Use the mapping tables between design factors and governance/management objectives pragmatically.
  • Describe purpose and scope of the COBIT 2019 Implementation Guide.
  • Apply the implementation methodology and approach for a governance implementation program.
  • Combine the process from both the COBIT 2019 Implementation Guide and the COBIT 2019 Design Guide to use in concrete situations.
  • Apply the objectives, descriptions and tasks of the seven implementation phases in concrete situations.
  • Apply the challenges, root causes and critical success factors of the seven implementation phases to concrete situations.
  • Apply the key decision topics and related responsibilities for governance implementation to concrete situations.


This course requires the COBIT 2019 Foundation Certificate to be successfully achieved.


2 Days.

Course Outline

Welcome & Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Course Introduction
  • Exam Introduction

Module 2 – COBIT 2019 basic concepts

  • COBIT 2019 Architecture
  • COBIT 2019 Architecture and Products
  • Governance & Management Objectives
  • Components of the Governance System
  • Design Factors
  • Focus Areas
  • Performance Management
  • Designing and Implementing a Tailored
  • Governance System
  • Conclusion and Module Summary

Module 3 – Design Factors for a Governance System

  • Definition and Overview
  • Design Factor ‘Enterprise Strategy’
  • Design Factor ‘Enterprise Goals’
  • Design Factor ‘Risk Profile’
  • Design Factor ‘I&T Related Issues
  • Design Factor ‘Threat Landscape’
  • Design Factor ‘Compliance Requirements’
  • Design Factor ‘Role of IT’
  • Design factor ‘Sourcing model for IT’
  • Design Factor ‘IT Implementation Methods’
  • Design Factor ‘Technology Adoption’
  • Design factor ‘Enterprise Size’
  • Industry dimension
  • Case Study and Exercises
  • Module sample questions

Module 4 – Impact of Design Factors

  • Introduction
  • Management Objective Selection
  • Component Variations
  • Specific Focus Areas
  • Module Summary
  • Module sample questions

Module 5 – The Governance System Design Workflow

  • Introduction
  • Step 1: Understand enterprise context and strategy
  • Step 2: Determine initial scope of the governance system
  • Exercises
  • Step 3: Refine the scope of the governance system
  • Step 4 – Resolve conflicts and conclude governance system design
  • Exercise
  • Module Summary
  • Module sample questions

Module 6 – The Governance Design Toolkit

  • Introduction
  • Walkthrough
  • Example
  • Exercise
  • Module Summary
  • Module sample questions

Module 7 – Implementing and Optimizing I & T Governance Overview

  • COBIT 2019 Implementation Guide
  • Positioning I&T governance
  • Creating Appropriate Environment
  • Governance Implementation Roadmap
  • Trigger events for governance improvement
  • Stakeholder stakes and roles
  • Module Summary

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