ISACA Invites Public Comment on New COBIT Process Assessment Model

Taken from BlogRolling Meadows, IL, USA (12 April 2011)—An exposure draft of the upcoming COBIT 4.1 Process Assessment Model (PAM) is now available for review and comment on the ISACA web site at The PAM provides a process capability assessment based on ISO/IEC 15504 and COBIT.


After conducting a global survey to determine market need, ISACA found that 89 percent of the nearly 1,400 respondents expressed a need for a rigorous and reliable IT process capability assessment.


“Since COBIT’s release, many organizations have been using it to assess and improve their IT processes.  However, until now there hasn’t been a consistent and reliable assessment approach,” said Gary Baker, CGEIT, CA, member of the COBIT Assessment Process (CAP) development team. “ISACA’s COBIT Assessment Process and the Process Assessment Model provide this consistency and reliability so business and IT executives will have confidence in the assessment process and the quality of the results as they maximize the business value of their IT investments.”


Two documents are planned for the CAP series:

  • COBIT 4.1 Process Assessment Model (PAM), available for review on the ISACA web site
  • COBIT Assessment Process Guide for Certified Assessors, designed to support certified assessors; more information will be available later in 2011


The exposure draft will be available on the ISACA web site for one month. The final PAM is expected to be available for use in the third quarter of 2011.


COBIT is a globally accepted set of tools that helps minimize IT-related risks and maximize the benefits of technology investment. COBIT acts as an integrator of more detailed international IT standards and guidance. Based on industry standards and best practices, it is a comprehensive approach to ensure that IT is meeting the needs of an enterprise and enabling the achievement of strategic business objectives. The COBIT framework is available as a free download at