Monday, May 19, 2014

V3 ERDM Diagram gets more IG (Information Governance)

EDRM - New EDRM Diagram Emphasizes Information Governance

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – May 19, 2014 – EDRM, the leading standards organization for the e-discovery market, today announced the release of Version 3 of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) diagram. Originally published in 2006, the framework is a popular tool used by legal professionals and others involved in e-discovery to help clarify processes and expectations among project stakeholders.

Version 3 of the EDRM diagram offers significant updates, primarily to express the importance of information governance (IG) as a key piece of the electronic discovery process. The new model is as follows:


The leftmost item in the model has been renamed “Information Governance” and its shape has been changed from a rectangle to a circle. These edits better align this diagram with EDRM’s Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM). The adoption of a circle also is meant to show that every well-managed e-discovery process should start and end with sound information governance.


Look, it's my day job, you know, the one that pays the bills? So sometimes I have to blog about day job related stuff (that and I've been following this project since 2005). This diagram is one such thing. Since it came out, it's become a standard part of any EDD/ESI presentation, vendor display and part of the vernacular. Any change, even a small, is news of note...


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