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Nine Tips to Ensure Information Governance Success


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!


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.

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Jeff Tujetsch

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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Bob Williams is the founder and president of Cohasset Associates, Inc. and founder of the National Conference on Managing Electronic Records, (MER).Mr. Williams is renowned for his leadership in addressing the legal, technical, and operational challenges associated with the life-cycle management of records, especially electronic records.  He has edited two definitive legal research studies: Legality of Microfilm and Legality of Optical Storage.  His also has overseen many industry white papers focused on compliance the SEC’s requirements for the storage of computer stored information (CSI).As a renowned speaker, Mr. Williams has given more than 1,000 presentations at briefings, seminars, and conferences throughout the United States as well as in Europe and South America.Mr. Williams’ primary focus now is organizing, running, and co-chairing the MER, Cohasset’s nationally renowned conference on managing electronic records