Category: Governance

  • GDPR made Simple

    GDPR made Simple

    One year on from the enforcement of GDPR I was invited to give a talk by APS Bank on the topic. Whilst due to new priorities, I have less time to dedicate to this blog, I thought to share the presentation below. The talk was targeted at citizens and employees to ensure they not only […]

  • 5 steps to designing your Data Processing Activities inventory

    5 steps to designing your Data Processing Activities inventory

    Following my last post on a few things to consider when going through the exercise of creating your GDPR data processing inventories, I realised that there is much more that can be said on this particular topic. As such in this post, I would like to  provide more specific information, as to the best practices […]

  • Brexit and it’s affect on EU companies – A GDPR perspective

    Brexit and it’s affect on EU companies – A GDPR perspective

    A short, straight to the point summary of the current status and GDPR implications.

  • The Process Elements series: Enforcement

    The Process Elements series: Enforcement

    Here we are, the last post of this series. At the end of this post we’d have gone through all the elements and considerations that go into defining and documenting a process. Today’s post will focus on enforcement. If you’ve missed our previous posts find a small recap of the different elements below. The importance […]

  • The Process Elements Series: Risk identification

    The Process Elements Series: Risk identification

    Introduction As we get closer to the conclusion of this series, the more our process becomes defined. There are yet 2 elements to be discussed. Today’s post will focus on risk. If you’ve missed our previous posts find a small recap of the different elements below. The importance of processes; The Scope; Who owns the […]

  • The Process Elements Series: RACI Matrix

    The Process Elements Series: RACI Matrix

    Introduction If you’ve been following us from the beginning you know that we’ve been through the major elements already. By now you should have a pretty well defined process; documented both visually and in text, defined who owns the process and who is responsible to manage it. So what further roles and responsibilities are left […]

  • The Process Elements Series: The Value Chain

    The Process Elements Series: The Value Chain

    So far we’ve discussed a number of elements including the biggest chunk, the process itself. That, however,  doesn’t mean that we’re done. Today we’ll be tackling the visual part of the process that will bring to light how the process fits in with the rest of the business. If you’ve missed our previous posts find […]

  • The Process Elements Series: 10 Commandments to Process creation.

    The Process Elements Series: 10 Commandments to Process creation.

    Now that we’ve gone over the scope, the owners and the stakeholders. It’s time to get down to the main event. The process itself. This article will list a few of the things to take into consideration in the process write-up itself. If you’ve missed our previous posts find a small recap of the different […]

  • The Process Element Series: 4 steps to identifying stakeholders

    The Process Element Series: 4 steps to identifying stakeholders

    In this little series we’ve discussed the benefits of well documented processes, the scope, it’s owner and manager. The next element are the stakeholders. If you’ve missed our previous posts find a small recap of the different elements below. The importance of processes The Scope; Who owns the process; Who does the process affect; The […]

  • The Process Elements Series: Process owners vs Process Managers

    The Process Elements Series: Process owners vs Process Managers

    This weeks’ instalment of the Process elements series will tackle the ownership of a process. In this series we’re discussing all those elements that make up a well written process. If you’ve missed it find a small recap of the different elements below. The importance of processes The Scope; Who owns the process; Who does […]

  • The Process Elements Series: Process Scope

    The Process Elements Series: Process Scope

    Last week we discussed the importance of well defined processes and as promised in my previous post this series will be a weekly instalment discussing the important elements required to make up a well defined process. For those of you who missed it, find the elements below. Today’s topic is scope definition. The Scope; Who […]

  • The Process Elements Series: Why are processes important.

    The Process Elements Series: Why are processes important.

    The Process Elements Series – Introduction I’ve been working at orchestrating operational processes for a number of years. I’ve designed processes for Human Resources, Finance, development teams, sales and every part of a business you can imagine. However I never stopped to take the time to think and define; what is a process? What is […]

  • 10 steps to creating a Data Retention policy

    10 steps to creating a Data Retention policy

    A data retention and deletion policy has always been considered as good practice, especially in IT circles. The main reason historically was cost related as when a company grows and the amount of data being stored starts to accumulate, storage becomes expensive. This need is however now growing stronger and becoming a priority for businesses […]

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    Hello world!