In this white paper series, we describe a proven process for undertaking an information governance project: we call that process the Corporate Information Governance Program (CIGP). This is the first of a four-part series that will be delving into each of the distinct phases of the CIGP framework; 1) Understand & Assess, 2) Plan & Document, 3) Implement and 4) Manage. This paper gets started by examining the five steps that comprise the Understand and Assess phase.
**To download Part 2, visit the following link: http://hsinfo.sherpasoftware.com/white-paper-implementing-an-information-governance-program-cigp-part-2
**To download Part 3, visit the following link: http://hsinfo.sherpasoftware.com/white-paper-implementing-an-information-governance-program-cigp-part-3