Considering the Five Stakeholder Groups of the Information Governance Reference Model, Overview: Information Governance Best Practices

As part of the Educational partnership between Ipro and eDiscovery Today that was announced recently, I’m excited to say that I will be writing a new weekly blog post for Ipro’s blog, to supplement the excellent educational content that Jim Gill and the Ipro team regularly provide!  Just like I do on eDiscovery Today, I will write educational posts about a variety of topics related to eDiscovery, cybersecurity and data privacy.

Today’s weekly blog post for Ipro’s blog begins a new six(!) part series on considering the five stakeholder groups of EDRM’s Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM).  It’s hard to believe, but the IGRM has itself been around since 2010, for ten years now!  From outside in, the IGRM model reflects the stakeholders involved in information governance, an inner ring that combines the concepts of policy integration with that of process transparency and the workflow or lifecycle diagram that reflects all stages of the information lifecycle – from its creation through its ultimate disposition.

Over the next five weeks, I’ll discuss each of the five stakeholder groups in turn: how they relate to the other stakeholder groups in terms of their goals for information within an organization, how complimentary (or not so complimentary) those goals are in relation to other stakeholder groups, their requirements for business information, considerations for addressing challenges in today’s world and so forth.  So, this is more than another Ipro cliffhanger, it’s a whole series!


So, what are the five stakeholder groups of the IGRM?  And, what one infographic illustrates how complex information governance has become?  You can find out on Ipro’s blog here.  Don’t worry, it’s just one extra click!  And, of course, I’ll still be continuing to write plenty of posts on eDiscovery Today as well!

BTW, in case you’re wondering why this post has a picture of Dracula, it’s because he’s a “stakeholder”.  Get it?  ;o)

So, what do you think?  Does your organization have a fully developed InfoGov program involving all five stakeholder groups?   Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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