Trust the Process, As Long as the Process Keeps Evolving: eDiscovery Best Practices

It’s NBA Playoffs time!  Trying to forget that my Houston Rockets are the worst team in the league this year and nowhere near the playoffs, I can take solace that the top seed in the Eastern Conference this year, the Philadelphia 76ers, were even worse just a few years ago.  To get better, the team and (their best player today) Joel Embiid said to “trust the process”.  In a recent post by Doug Kaminski of Cobra Legal Solutions, he discusses that you can trust the process, but if we don’t continue to evolve the process, that process may cause you to fall behind and be less efficient than you can be.

Doug’s article Trust the Process discusses how, from an eDiscovery standpoint, processes are always evolving and he demonstrates that by looking at how eDiscovery processes have evolved, phase-by-phase.  Here’s what he has to say about the Information Governance phase:

Information Governance: The process associated with InfoGov used to be primarily procedural, which is why the term “records management” used to be synonymous with “information governance”. Not anymore. Now, effective information governance leverages technology to enable companies to identify where important and sensitive data is located within the company and also helps identify data that can be defensibly deleted. You can’t have an effective InfoGov program any more without leveraging technology.

So, how have the rest of the phases evolved over time?  I won’t steal Cobra Legal Solutions’ (and Doug’s) thunder, you can check out the article here on the specifics.  You’ll even get a mathematical equation on process improvement!

So, what do you think?  How have eDiscovery processes evolved within your organization?  Do you “trust the process”?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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