Friday, 31 October 2008

Knowledge Management and the Subprime/Credit Crisis

Its been a while but eventually I knew we were going to have to post something about the current economic crisis and how it affects Knowledge Management, so here we go, not one but two posts about Knowledge Management and the Subprime/Credit Crisis.

The first post "The Credit Crisis and Social Software - Part 1 - Why we need a return to credit based on social relationships" from the Fast Forward Blog discusses a social Credit system and how wealth within organisations doesn't necessarily mean how healthly your bank balance is but how healthly your social network is.

The second post Knowledge management and the world financial crisis from the Brad Hinton Blog describes how important Knowledge Management is and will be during the current crisis. From the post...

"Knowledge management also works to reduce costs through improving workflow, facilitating efficient and effective information capture, access, and dissemination, facilitates conversation and human networks, and enhances collaboration and connectivity between individuals for common purpose"

The second blog post is definitely worth reading.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Understanding Knowledge Management

This is the title of a White Paper published by Parachute Consulting in July of this year. The report has been designed for people just starting out in Knowledge Management and looks at how Knowledge Management can:

  • Reduce costs
  • Increase effectiveness
  • Improve quality
  • Drive innovation
  • Reduce operational risks

Although the report has been written for the public sector this looks like a useful introduction to Knowledge Management for anybody.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Using Open Source & Web 2.0 to share knowledge

This is a useful if slightly abstract post on the KM World & Intranets 2008 Blog, which looks at how Capgemini went from a static, ageing and expensive Know How system to an Open Source, Collaborative system.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Taxonomy Development for Knowledge Management

The Green Chameleon Blog has posted a link to this article by two Librarians at Boeing who have written about the development of a Taxonomy for Knowledge Management.

This discusses the stages involved in developing a Taxonomy, which include:

  • Determining Requirements
  • Identifying Concepts
  • Developing a draft Taxonomy
  • Reviewing with users
  • Refining the Taxonomy
  • Applying the Taxonomy to content
  • Managing and maintaining the Taxonomy

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

The future of Knowledge Management

From the KM World & Intranets 2008 Blog comes this thought provoking post on the "Future of Knowledge Management" in it the author points to this post from Stuart Henshall. From the blog post:

"Individuals are increasingly using personal tools, blogs, wikis, social networks, mobile phone, etc. As they move into this realm publicly they create more information about themselves. I’m increasingly seeing these tools being put to use by marketing / PR. KM seems to be missing these social media implications. Thus adoption of these tools is not being driven by the need to manage knowledge. Rather it’s driven by responding faster, being more adaptive, building on what others do, opening up systems so they can find that they need just in time."

"I’m thinking more and more that the social media experts are likely to usurp or overturn many KM practices in time. The fact that SAP, Oracle and IBM are today all working with Twitter like updates is at least encouraging"

A very interesting post, epsecially with the development of tools like Yammer

Monday, 6 October 2008

Real Life Sharepoint Experiences

Doug Cornelius from the KM Space blog has put together an interesting post about "Real Life experiences/implementations" of Sharepoints within enterprises. The full post is available here.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Knowledge Management Blogs

Not enjoying reading Knowledge Connections? You wont hurt my feelings if you admit you are also reading one of the 50 Knowledge Management Blogs listed in this study, from the Website of the company running the Study:

"In an explorative study about Knowledge Management weblogs Pumacy Technologies AG has been analysing active KM-blogs by comparing figures from August 2008"

There are quite a few blogs here, which I didn't know about so I'll be taking a look at some of these in due course.

[Hat Tip - Above and Beyond KM]

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Knowledge Management for Legal Professionals

If you're interested in Knowledge Management or just want to see what other people are saying about the subject, then a good place to start might be some of the Groups highlighted in this post on Slaw.

If you belong to any of these Social Networking Groups I'd encouarge you to sign up!