Monday, 26 February 2007

Knowledge Management : Asking the right questions

A slightly old but nonetheless very useful looking link

  • Knowledge Management : Asking the right questions this is an audio recording of "Ron Friedmann, founder of Prism Legal Consulting (www.prismlegal.com), on the subject of how law firms can best understand and take advantage of knowledge management, or KM. The interview covers the challenges of implementing KM as well as some promising strategies for doing so"

Creating intranet applications for Knowledge Sharing

This is an article by Jason Eiseman in the latest issue of LLRX.com. Jason talks in great detail about the new breed of web applications that allow you to create Knowledge Sharing applications inside a company.

The article also talks about the benefits of knowledge sharing applications and how to encourage employees to share their knowledge.

"The key to encouagring emloyees to share their knowledge is by making it easy, and leveraging that user-generated content through and enterprise. Intranet applications which make use of user-generated content might be as trendy as blogs and wikis, or as simple as allowing employess to edit and maintain their own biographical information for expertise and specialized skill location"

The article also includes two examples of firms where intranet applications that use Web 2.0 technology have been implemented.

Monday, 19 February 2007

The machine is us/ing us : Web 2.0 in 4 and a half minutes

Not sure what Web 2.0 is or means then have a look at this splendid 4 and half minute video on YouTube It's definitely worth watching!

Thursday, 15 February 2007

Using Blogging software to create guides

If you Blog on a regular basis or even if you don't your probably aware of the major blogging tools, Blogger, Wordpress, Typepad, I've just stumbled across some new Blogging software called Blogridge which has some interesting applications.

One of these is the ability to create guides (essentially reading lists of your favourite RSS feeds and Blogs) which you can then display on your Blog, it seems to me to be a more logical way or organising web content on a blog. The most useful of those created so far is the Knowledge Management Guide.

Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Avoiding the typical barriers to effective KM

Those lovely people at Melcrum (the publishers of Knowledge Management Review) have made a normally pay to view article free to view. The article by Chris Collison (editor of KM Review) looks at the pitfalls to avoid when trying to encourage people to share their knowledge and ideas.

Thursday, 8 February 2007

Hot KM Topics : Part 1

What's hot in Knowledge Management, what are some unfulfilled KM Desires, Prism Consulting report on the results of a survey of 40 large US, UK and Canadian Law Firms.

Knowledge Management and Technology: Finding a Balance

This is an interesting article in Law.com which discusses how existing "KM Basics" are being built on and enhanced by some more "agressive" firms.

The article doesn't cover any particularly new ground, technology is a key theme with intranets and extranets discussed briefly. What is interesting is the articles view that the "boundaries" of KM, or who does KM are becoming increasingly blurred so that KM is now touching almost every department and practice group within a law firm.