The Capgemini IGMM consists of 13 different building blocks:
- IG culture, awareness
- IG organization, decision-making and accountability
- Glossary of definitions & business terminology, data attributes roadmap
- Information Architecture, Data Modeling, Metadata Management
- Data classifications & hierarchies, Naming & coding conventions
- Data Quality rules, policies & scorecards
- Master data policies & workflows
- Data Privacy, Data Protection, Information Security
- Legal & regulatory compliance practices, Discovery
- Information Lifecycle: Retention/Archiving, Masking, Disposition
- Information exploitation (internal, external)
- External reference data
- IG program reach: Data domains, systems, programs in scope
There are five stages of maturity (rated 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest level), with a somewhat detailed description of what each level means for each of the 13 components.
The exercise is best conducted with at least 3 or 4 seasoned executives, depending on the scope of the IG program. Best results are achieved if they’re all jointly in one room (though it can be done individually). Both Business and IT must be represented if the outcomes are to be meaningful and find support from other executives later on.
You can either run an As-Is assessment by itself or, additionally, collect the organization’s medium- to long-term IG maturity ambition (To-Be). The Capgemini IGMM automatically maps this out in a neat spider diagram and produces a maturity score, rounded to one decimal point, e.g. 2.7.
Where is your organization today? Is your maturity at level 1.6, or 2.3 or even 3.1 already? And where would you like to be in 12 months’ time? At 3.5 or even 4.0? Few organizations will ever need to evolve their IG maturity much beyond 4.0, unless you’re in highly regulated industries (financial services, pharma, food manufacturing, aerospace), hyper competitive markets (retail, consumer products, telco) or strive to be among your industry’s top 2 players.
An IG maturity assessment, using e.g. Capgemini’s IGMM, is a highly effective way to kick-start an IG program. It’s simple, effective, replaces estimates with reliable metrics, and typically generates much debate about a particular organization’s maturity position compared to its immediate market peers. And it provides ample ammunition for the next steps of the IG program.
For more information on Capgemini’s QuickStart Information Governance framework, please contact Ralf Teschner.