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0460 Governance Execution Points

A governance execution point defines specific activity that is implementing a requirement of the governance program.


ExecutionPointDefinition entity

An execution point is represented by an ExecutionPointDefinition entity. There are three subtypes:

  • ControlPointDefinition describes a decision that must be made to resolve a situation. The decision is typically passed to a human, but it could be an analytical process.
  • EnforcementPointDefinition describes an action that is taken to enforce a governance control.
  • VerificationPointDefinition describes a test that must be made to determine if a particular condition is true. The result is logged, and typically follow-on actions are initiated if the result is not what was expected.

The ExecutionPointDefinition entities are created during the design of the governance program. They characterize the types of implementation components that are needed to support the governance requirements.

ExecutionPointUse relationship

ExecutionPointDefinition entities are linked to the appropriate Governance Definition using the ExecutionPointUse relationship. Typically, the governance definitions linked to the governance execution point definitions are Governance Controls.

ControlPoint, VerificationPoint and EnforcementPoint classifications

The classifications ControlPoint, VerificationPoint and EnforcementPoint are used to label entities describing implementation components such as Processes with the type of execution point and its qualified name that they implement. They are often found on elements such as:

These classifications can be used to drive additional audit logging when the implementation component is running. Logging information about the activities of these components with the qualifiedName of the execution point definition makes it easier to correlate the activity with the governance definitions.

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