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The Final IGRM Model 4.1 is Out! Let’s Talk About What’s Next: Information Governance Best Practices

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This week’s blog post for IPRO’s blog is about EDRM’s release of the final IGRM model 4.1 (i.e., the Information Governance Reference Model) and what’s next after the release!

This week, EDRM announced the release of the final IGRM model 4.1, which is available here. That’s a great accomplishment! But a model like IGRM only establishes the framework of what an effective information governance program looks like, which EDRM recognizes in their statement about the model where they stated: “The entire project team continues the work to organize explanations of each segment and element and how they work together.”

Identifying the stakeholder groups via IGRM is a great start. But effective information governance requires stakeholders to buy-in to information projects – without that, IGRM is just a terrific concept. Stakeholders may range from adverse to specific information projects to an evangelist for those projects, or they may even be unaware they exist (which is arguably even worse than adverse to the projects).

EDRM will hopefully update the EDRM diagram with the new IGRM 4.1 model (to replace the IGRM 3.0 version) as soon as possible as well! Show it off – it’s beautiful! 😀

So, what changes did EDRM make for version 4.0 and the final IGRM model 4.1? And how can you get stakeholders to buy-in to information projects? You can find out on IPRO’s blog here!  😉

So, what do you think? What do you think of the final IGRM model 4.1? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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