The EDRM Metrics Glossary contains definitions for terms used in connection with the updated EDRM Metrics Model published in June 2013.
A common element within each e-discovery Phase which refers to measurable tasks and actions working directly with the ESI.
The major elements common to each e-discovery Phase around which identifiable metrics activity aggregates: Custodians, Systems, Media, Status, Format, QA & Control, and Activities.
Cost refers to the measurable dollars associated with each identifiable task, activity or action. Cost is also a variable element of Time and Volume. Cost may also include discrete elements that may be independent of Time or Volume.
A common element within each e-discovery Phase which refers to the individual(s) responsible for data types or repositories for a given entity. Individuals in possession of data that is potentially relevant to a case.
EDRM is an organization that creates practical resources to improve e-discovery and information governance. Since 2005 the e-discovery community has relied on EDRM for leadership, standards, best practices, tools, guides and test data sets to improve electronic discovery and information governance. Member individuals, law firms, corporations and government organizations actively contribute to the direction of EDRM.
The EDRM diagram is conceptual, non-linear, iterative model of the e-discovery process.
It represents a conceptual view of the e-discovery process, not a literal, linear or waterfall model. One may engage in some but not all of the steps outlined in the diagram, or one may elect to carry out the steps in a different order than shown here.
The diagram also portrays an iterative process. One might repeat the same step numerous times, honing in on a more precise set of results. One might also cycle back to earlier steps, refining one’s approach as a better understanding of the data emerges or as the nature of the matter changes. 1
The EDRM framework guides are a series of practical guides developed for each stage of the e-discovery process as depicted in the EDRM framework.