Extract from Doug Austin’s article “The New IGRM is Out! Next Comes Getting Stakeholder Buy-In.”
As I wrote back in December, EDRM released the Final Draft of the Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM) 4.0 diagram for public comment in June last year. The IGRM Revision Project team established a deadline for public comments, extended it, and ultimately had to push back the release of the final version of the new IGRM model to address the large number of comments they received during the public comment period (which shows how much interest there was in it).
This week, EDRM announced the release of the final IGRM version 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.
Let’s look at the latest IGRM model and what comes next in terms of putting it to use.
Looking at the IGRM 4.0 and 4.1 Model Versions
Version 4.0 involved a significant redesign of the IGRM model, providing a new updated design graphic. It also expanded the stakeholder groups from five to seven, breaking Risk into its own group and breaking Privacy and Security into separate groups as well.