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All organizations need to govern some of their information. This could be about employee records, customer records, or customer deliverables. Right-size the information governance effort to meet the type and amount of information that needs to be managed.
- The most important driver of the information governance program is your risk profile; if this is small, build standard templates and move on to information organization to maximize the value of the information that you have.
- Take advantage of the steering documents for your collaboration, acceptable use policies, and HR policies to build the higher level information governance document.
- Re-evaluate the information governance program to ensure your effort matches your risk and is increasing the value of your information assets.
Use best practices to speed up the process is developing an information governance program. Break program development into discrete projects that will be evaluated for their effort and the value to the business.