Wednesday, 27 June 2007

More on the Balanced Scorecard

At our last meeting this was mentioned as process by which organisations could measure the success or otherwise of Knowledge Projects. In addition to the resources I mentioned then there are a number of other useful sources of information on the "Balanced Scorecard"

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Knowledge Management : How to run a successful KM initiative

This is the title of an article in the June 2007 edition of Inside Counsel. This is a nicely laid out clear article which highlights the 7...that's right 7 steps to having a successful KM Initiative, they are:

  • Step 1 - Create an objective
  • Step 2 - Sell it
  • Step 3 - Appoint a leader
  • Step 4 - Get buy in
  • Step 5 - Leverage existing technology
  • Step 6 - Consider other stakeholders
  • Step 7 - Maintain it

There you go, now all you have to do is do it!

Is technology really necessary for KM?

This is the question posed by Arjun Thomas in a recent post on his blog Gridlock. Arjun argues that creating a technology platform that supports KM initiatves is one of the most important things you can do in an organisation.

Arjun goes on to say that technology isn't Knowledge Management but a way in which Knowledge Management initiatives should be supported.

The Management of Wikis

Penny Edwards is trying to evaluate the impact Wikis have in organisations, to facilitate this she has created a short survey (30 questions) where you can share your thoughts on how Wikis are being used internally or not.

Monday, 11 June 2007

Blogging from the Backroom 8 June 2007

Last friday I attended this event the event was a very practical session demonstrating how Blogs, Blogging and Web 2.0 tools can be used by Librarians.

Of interest for Knowledge Managers was a presentation by Helen Nichol from NHS Connecting for Health. Helen presented the outcomes of a project which saw her create a Blog for 15 managers in the NHS. Some of the barriers to Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration are identical to those experienced in the Corporate Sector. Having spoken to Helen at some length it turns out she has her own blog called "The Business of Knowing" which looks to have some interesting posts on Web 2.0, Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration. Her post which contains a link to the "Green Chameleon Blog" is fascinating.

Friday, 8 June 2007

Librarians are the Ultimate Knowledge Managers!

Finally the news I have been waiting to hear for a long time. This is actually the title of an article in the Australian Library Journal which even if you are not a Librarian is well worth reading for the table of skills required. Nothing new here really but good background reading.

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Extranets extolled and explained

This is the title of a post on Strategic Legal Technology which contains links to two articles on the benefit and value of providing extranets to clients.

Monday, 4 June 2007

Wikis in Plain English

This is brillant! Another video from the team that brought us RSS in Plain English!