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NEW! Intranet Governance MasterClass

EnigmaQuest is proud to announce the availability of a 1 day master class on the critical subject of the Governance of your intranet.  Using a highly practical, hands on approach, you will cover the critical stages in developing a governance model, and at each stage will participate in practical exercises, documented in your 36 page workbook, which will ensure that by the end of the session, you will have a solid starting point for developing this further when you return to your business.

Consider the following questions:

36 page workbook

  • Do you feel you are in control of your intranet?
  • Do you know what benefits it is bringing? Do you know what benefits it should be bringing?
  • How well does It support your business strategy?  Do you know?
  • Are you redesigning your intranet and need to know that your efforts are moving it in the right direction?
  • What will the introduction of new technologies mean to your business?
  • Are your employees finding it more of a distraction than a benefit?
  • Do you have a plan?

If you identify with any or all of the above questions this Governance Masterclass will give you some tools to help you answer them.


The objective of this hands on workshop is to examine the basic process of building a Governance model for an intranet project, and includes:

  • The importance of Governance
  • Building a vision for your intranet
  • Linking the vision with benefits that drive your business forward
  • Translating the benefits into a detailed Benefits Realisation Plan taking into account change management and identifying the enablers
  • Identifying and developing guidelines and standards to support governance decisions and documenting these in a Governance Handbook
  • Designing and populating  the Governance Team to ensure delivery
  • Pitfalls to watch for

What will you take away?

This hands-on workshop run by our experienced consultant  will help you start to construct a robust Governance framework that will help you maximise the benefits of your intranet.  During the day, you will use the practical exercises to get you on the road to developing a vision for you intranet, creating a benefit realisation plan and governance handbook.  You will explore the structure of your governance team and identify and agree the guidelines and standards that will be necessary for them to effectively govern.

You will walk away at the end of the day with a completed workbook containing a draft plan to get you started and worked examples that you can expand into a complete model when you get back to your business.

This approach has been developed over an extended period, and has based on experiences of major global companies including GSK, Novartis, DHL, Informa and SABMiller.

Contact Simon at EnigmaQuest for any further questions or to discuss booking a session.


Simon Evans is an experienced consultant with a background in global Pharmaceuticals and other multinational organisations.  He set up EnigmaQuest Consulting in 2005 to help organisations realise the true benefits of intranet technology in particular by deploying effective governance to drive the realisation of these benefits and maximising their impact on the business.  He also has an interest in innovation leadership and is also Director of InnovoFlow ltd where he has developed “InnovoZone, the Innovation Game”.

September 13, 2012 - Posted by | Enigmaquest, Governance | , ,

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