“If it Wasn’t Documented, it Didn’t Happen”

Without a “Governance Control System” (GCS), Execution and Performance Metrics are Difficult to Collect, Manage and Analyze

What is Governance?

Corporate governance is the system of rules, practices and processes by which a company is directed and controlled. Corporate governance essentially involves balancing the interests of a company’s many stakeholders, such as shareholders, management, customers, suppliers, financiers, government and the community.

What is Governance Control?

Currently, Internal corporate governance controls (internal controls) play a vital role in ensuring the success of a business organization. Internal control activities that ensure proper corporate governance include: monitoring. internal audits and robust policies.

What is a Governance Control System?

Most governance documents only go so far into the requirements for process and include high level process workflow diagrams.  Additionally, they state the need to monitor and/or audit where appropriate.  However, what they do NOT do is reference the use of a governance control system designed to manage, schedule, complete, track, document and report the requirements.  Without a governance control system, the performance against the value / benefit statements associated with any aspect of governance, cannot be measured; thus, the effectiveness, either in execution or in terms of benefits achieved cannot be determined.  A governance control system needs to manage what we do as well as provide a platform to better understand what we know.  A governance control system manages process, workflow, communications and information exchange.

PI Confluence has developed a suite of web based applications to accomplish this end.   ICAM is a process / workflow management platform, pSEc is an information exchange / communications platform.  The outputs of these two functions are then integrated in a series of dashboards to support analytics associated with both leading and lagging performance metrics to drive improvement.

 

Process / Workflow Management            Stakeholder Engagement