Daily archives: April 28th, 2015

Systemic Governance

Like defense or offense, governance is a high-level orchestration of multiple concurrent activities, conducted to create an overall state – in this case, a state of assurance of stakeholder values. Governance provides an orientation to activities that, by executing them under known constraints, aligns their impacts cooperatively towards assurance. This framework guides the orchestration.




The background notes for this framework are here on Slideshare.

[Framework builder courtesy eXie]

Performing Innovation Under Governance

For those who manage performance, governance appears to offer a layer of security for meeting performance targets. But the scope of governance’s concern naturally exceeds the scope of production performance, representing a need to protect opportunity above and beyond performance targets. Inappropriate performance management will hold back innovation unless governance is appropriately influential on production.



The notebook accompanying this table traces the influence on the production environment that governance brings, with regards to supporting innovation. Click here to access the notebook.