When you are working on Governance (for SharePoint or any other platform) you can benefit from implementing a standard, such as COBIT, or just use some material that someone else wrote.
As I am now not only working with SharePoint, but also other technologies in Document Management and Portals, I came across another Information Management standard: MIKE 2.0.
MIKE stands for Method for an Integrated Knowledge Environment and is an Open Source delivery standard for Enterprise Information Management.
MIKE2.0 is a comprehensive set of IM Solutions delivered in 5 Phases from Strategy to Operate with a detailed Usage Model based on the SAFE Architecture managed by Information Governance integrated with a Collaborative Community providing free Assets and Accelerators to benefit the Industry and Individuals which has been implemented many times
In short, it has 5 fases:
The first 3 fases create a foundation layer, where you can build upon. The other fases are increments where you can add more functionality and go further in documentation, strategy and deployment improvements.
Ofcourse, a governance policy has to be present in order to fully beneft from the model:
- Information Management Practices
- Information Management People/Organisation
- Information Management Compliance Levels
- Information Management Policies
- Information Management Measurement Techniques
The MIKE2.0 approach for improving Data Governance goes across all 5 phases of the methodology. The most
critical activities for improving Data Governance are as follows:
Activity 1.4 Organisational QuickScan
Activity 1.6 Information Governance Sponsorship and Scope
Activity 1.7 Initial Information Governance Organisation
Activity 2.7 Information Governance Policies
Activity 2.8 Information Standards
Activity 3.5 Business Scope for Improved Information Governance
Activity 3.6 Enterprise Information Architecture
Activity 3.7 Root Cause Analysis on Information Governance Issues
Activity 3.8 Data Governance Metrics
Activity 3.11 Data Profiling
Activity 3.12 Data Re-Engineering
Activity 5.11 Continuous Improvement – Compliance Auditing
Activity 5.13 Continuous Improvement – Data Quality
Activity 5.14 Continuous Improvement – Infrastructure
Activity 5.16 Continuous Improvement – MIKE2.0 Methodology
Other MIKE2.0 Activities are also relevant, but these are particularly focused on Data Governance