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Information Management Guide

The Information Management Guide provides recommendations for the organization and implementation of information management (IM) and especially the quality management of documents and data in organizations. It defines IM as a kind of change management process in which new, modified or obsolete information is added to or deleted from an information base. During that process, the quality of data and documents should be verified and maintained conform predefined standards and requirements. Furthermore, versions and history should be recorded appropriately and retrievability shall be ensured.

The Gellish Information Management Methodology is a structured approach for that process with the objective to achieve that all data and documents about facilities, products or processes:

  • Is created conform standards, using common standardized terminology
  • Have high qualities (complete, consistent, timely, accessible)
  • Is consistent across systems
  • Can be exchanged smoothly and at low costs
  • Can easily be retrieved

The methodology is documented in the Information Management Maturity Assessment Guide, which can be purchased via the webshop.

The Gellish Information Management Methodology provides organizations with guidance and key performance indicators (KPI's) for eight 'dimensions' of information management quality dimensions:

1. Information requirements specification in a computer interpretable form.

2. Common language definition and use covering multiple application systems and databases.

3. Information Model quality management.

4. Integration of internal application systems.

5. Interoperability with application systems of third parties.

6. Information management organization quality.

7. User organization quality with respect to information creation.

8. Information management procedures and application system quality.