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Step by step through DIRKS

It is important to realise that you don't need to progress sequentially through the manual. The DIRKS methodology is based in a Step A - Step H structure, but it does not need to be read or applied in this way.

Reading the manual as a whole will give you a good overview of:

  • how to understand your organisation's business needs, and
  • to build recordkeeping infrastructures that meet these needs.
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Step A - Preliminary Investigation understand your organisation
Step B - Analysis of business activity know how it performs its business
Step C - Identification of recordkeeping requirements know its recordkeeping needs and business requirements
Step D - Assessment of existing systems assess its current systems and approaches
Step E - Identification of strategies for recordkeeping design recordkeeping strategies and systems to help it meet its business needs
Step F - Design of a recordkeeping system design recordkeeping strategies and systems to help it meet its business needs
Step G - Implementation of a recordkeeping system effectively implement solutions
Step H - Post implementation review effectively implement solutions