Autonomous Software Governance

You’re Slow And
Insecure Because
of Your Governance

Governance Is Today’s Software Development Bottleneck

Governance is good! We do not advocate for the removal of your governance approach.

Traditional governance approaches do not allow the same speed-to-market as modern software development approaches. Why so?

Modern software development automates repetitive work effort and codifies human judgement. Current governance approaches depend upon decision by fallible people.

1. GRC Tools Aren’t Enough

First, Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) tools make it easier to track checklists. That’s cool, although those do not remove humans from the software delivery governance process.

GRC tools drive the wrong behaviors for modern governance. These tools require people to be hands-on. This behavior is the opposite of what modern governance needs.

2. Require Explicit Evidence

Second, Give the same evidence and controls to two different auditors for your organization. Will they respond the exact same way, every single time?

No, they wont, why? Current governance is based upon implicit evidence and decisions made by error-prone people.

Modern Governance is the means by which evidence and decision are explicitly stated. This means the same controls, applied to the same evidence, will always yield the exact same result.

3. Be Autonomous

Third, the epitome of modern governance is automated execution and explicit codification of policy, controls, standards, and procedure.

Achieve Modern Governance

Modern Governance solves governance problems with software engineering. Just as Site Reliability Engineering solves infrastructure problems with software engineering.