Putting a data governance process in place for Microsoft SharePoint is a critical task for managing the lifecycle of enterprise content. The process involves gathering information from various stakeholders such as Risk/Compliance Officers, IT administrators, Content Owners and Information Workers in every area that generates and uses content within SharePoint. With this input, activities within the content lifecycle can be defined, and responsibilities can be appropriately assigned.
This leads to a data governance model that suits individual organizations, along with policies that can be implemented and enforced. The following diagram illustrates a data governance model that corresponds to the SharePoint document management cycle, including security policies, technology safeguards and user activities related to security.