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Seven Best Practices to Make Information Governance Work

Published: 13 November 2013

ID: G00258724

Analyst(s): Svetlana Sicular


Many organizations have the ingredients to make information governance work, but the recipe for success that combines them is often amiss. This guidance document explains the important "recipe" points that many governance programs overlook or miss when building a complete, cohesive program.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Guidance Context

  • Problem Statement
  • Guidance Applicability
  • Related Guidance
  • Gartner Definitions

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework: Ingredients
    • All Ingredients
    • Key Ingredients
  • Recipe #1: A Data Governance Council Charter
    • The Data Governance Charter Template
  • Recipe #2: An Elevator Pitch About Data Governance
  • Recipe #3: A Name of the Information Governance Program
  • Recipe #4: Data Governance and EIM Responsibilities
    • Individual Roles and Responsibilities
    • Organizational Roles and Responsibilities
  • Recipe #5: The Role of Information Governance Program Reporting
  • Recipe #6: Quantifying the Results
    • Define Metrics With the LOBs and Financial Partners
    • Take Baseline Measurements
    • Be Able to Reproduce Calculations
    • The Information Governance Problem Alert Template
  • Recipe #7: Marketing
    • The Information Governance Case Study Template
  • Follow Up

Risks and Pitfalls

Recommended Reading


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