Posted By Jeff Tujetsch on Apr 30, 2015 | @KMWorldMagazine
The goal of creating a trustworthy enterprise-wide information governance (IG) program is to facilitate effective management of information authority, control, accessibility, and visibility throughout the information lifecycle. The below tips can help companies ensure that information governance remains a high priority and that information generated by day-to-day operations is treated as a valuable corporate asset that must be managed and disposed of in a responsible fashion.
The matrix above is an example of a corporate information governance program (CIGP). Its purpose is to provide the chronology and a checklist for a company’s IG needs. On the left you’ll note four categories which make up the foundational stages of the CIGP, along with the five steps to address in each phase… Let’s dive in!
THE PLANNING PROCESS
Tip 1—Establish a Project Structure
Make sure your initiative is enterprise wide—the whole company should be on board.
Make relationships across all of your departments—all departments must work together. It seems obvious, but it doesn’t always happen this way. Everyone should be in lock step.
Define project sponsors and stakeholders. Make sure you know who those people are and what their roles and responsibilities include.
Don’t overwhelm your sponsors and stakeholders with additional tasks—these individuals have a lot to do already and should focus on the tasks at hand.
Jeff Tujetsch is a senior consultant at Sherpa Software, a leading provider of technology-driven information governance solutions who has helped more than 3,500 companies worldwide.
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