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The MIKE2.0 Governance Association helps provide the long-term version for the MIKE2.0 Methodology, reviews release assets and acts as the owners of the content. To meet this goal requires roles and responsibilities at multiple levels to drive content creation, resolve disputes and coordinate activities across individuals.
The Contribution Model defines roles and responsibilities for adding content to the methodology. The Contribution Model also provides a governance framework for changing existing MIKE2.0 assets to improve quality and stability.
Key features of this approach are as follows:
This model, which is expected to evolve over time, has 6 categories of active participants. Their responsibilities are as follows.
MIKE2.0 Governance Association
MIKE2.0 Leadership Team
MIKE2.0 is a collaborative effort by Information Management professionals from around the world. We are delighted to announce that the initiative has moved to its next logical stage by transitioning to an independent governance body, the MIKE2.0 Governance Association (MGA). The MGA has been formed as a Swiss non-profit association with a board which includes representatives from BearingPoint and Deloitte. Board appointments from other major contributing organisations are imminent. The MGA gratefully acknowledges the vision shown by BearingPoint to establish this initiative and looks forward to continuing this collaborative venture.
The Mission Statement of the MGA is to elevate the status of information as an asset in our organisations through proper governance and management architectures, methodologies and implementation techniques. Our community will work together in a collaborative, open and honest fashion.
Key principles for how our group will operate are as follows:
Becoming a Sponsor/Member
The MGA provides options to become a sponsor. If you are interesting in sponsoring, please contact us at mike2openmethodology.org
Another way to become of member of the MGA is to become an active contributor to the MIKE2.0 Methodology. The MGA employs a model based on meritocracy to determine the roles where Contributors could best help within the Consortium.
The leadership team for MIKE2.0 consists of the founding members of the MIKE2.0 Governance Association:
Philosophy on Contribution
You don't need to be an expert in Enterprise Information Management to contribute to MIKE2.0. Content in MIKE2.0 goes through a Peer Review process and users will be able to see if your content is in the early stages. What you should expect is that your content will be edited by other users of the methodology; in some cases you may not consider these edits to be an improvement.
Having different types of contributors will be important to MIKE2.0. That means that we need points of view from business users, testers, domain experts and senior management. It is the differing perspectives that will help make the MIKE2.0 methodology better over time.
We consider the meritocracy-based approach followed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) to be an excellent model to building the MIKE2.0 Methodology. Our aim is to have the Data Governance and Management Consortium operate in a similar fashion.
As has happened with the ASF, we hope that this model will scale well and without creating significant issues. We also believe there is no conservative resource at stake (money, energy, time) to building a new approach to Information Development and that there is plenty of work to go around! Like the ASF, selection of DGMC team members s will also be based on finding people that we believe are committed enough for the task and can work well with others, especially in disagreement.
Roles and Responsibilities
In terms of roles, we once again believe the ASF provides an excellent starting point. We have defined the MGA's Roles and Responsibilities and we will actively recruit members based on their contributions to MIKE2.0.
Although we expect this model to evolve, our belief is that it is better to get content out in front of a user community sooner rather than wait until our organisation structure is more fully formulated.
Whereas all members of the Data Governance and Management Consortium are included as part of the user community, not all users will want to become dedicated contributors to the MIKE2.0 Methodology and will act in more of a "user" role.
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