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What are These People Called?
Data / Information
Technology Governance [SharePoint Example]
• SharePoint roadmap
• Patching, site provisioning, etc.
• Use of custom code
• What will we support / not support?
Information and Data Governance
• What data goes where?
• Security and compliance
• Taxonomy, metadata, and content types
• Business Intelligence
• Knowledge Management
• Leverage Information as a Strategic Asset
• Program / Project Management
• Business Process Management
• Roles and Responsibilities
• Core and support operational structures that transcend
functional and organizational boundaries
• Strategic Goals of the Organization
• Business Model
• Performance management
• Investment decisions
• Decision making path
• Organizational Change Management
• Ethical guidelines and values
Data / Information
Your Areas of Influence
Project / Solution Level
• How does the project support organizational goals?
• How are we making decisions?
• Drive culture change, e.g., collaboration
• Why should we invest in this?
• Are we creating or improving a process?
• Who owns the solution when we are done?
• How will we manage risks from the final solution?
• Does our solution comply with data policies?
• Are we following information lifecycle guidelines?
• What data should not be stored on our solution?
• How does this project fit into the technology roadmap?
• Are we following architecture policies?
• What opportunities do you see in the next 12 months?
• Where is your culture toxic? How should it change?
• What is going well? Can this be leveraged elsewhere?
• Do we have the right people in the right roles?
• Are we managing our projects as a portfolio?
• Does another department have data that we can use?
• How can we use business intelligence to drive insights?
• Can we leverage a solution another department has created?
• Are there any opportunities for innovation?
• How can we support our business model through better technology
• Where are there opportunities to gain efficiency?
• Why do we do things this way?
• How can we tie our data systems together?
• Will this metadata term be useful to other people?
• How are we going to leverage technology to be more competitive?
• How can we use technology to serve our customers better?
• When things are clearly defined it’s easier to change
quickly: can clearly communicate WHAT is changing
• Gives people a framework for independent decision
making – reduce the need for micro management
– Social can add value with transparency
– Speed of execution is a differentiator
• Consistent delivery of outcomes and experiences
• You have a unique perspective in your organization
• Speak up based on your experience
• Drive broader conversations
• Be succinct and fact based
• You can be a thought leader in your organization!
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