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A Minimalist Approach to Organizing Governance Groups

Published: 27 August 2012

ID: G00238210

Analyst(s): Heather Colella , Tina Nunno


CIOs often ask what are the minimum structures and functions required for effective governance. Less is more when it comes to creating an effective governance structure. This research outlines the minimum governance structure required to effectively govern the enterprise investment portfolio.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Less Is More When It Comes to Governance Structures


  • Primary Governance
  • Secondary Governance
  • Tertiary Governance — Five Essential Governance Functions
  • Scaling Governance Functions
  • Best Practices for Designing Effective Governance

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