Who do you need on the KM team?

Here are 4 key skill areas you must not ignore when putting together your Knowledge Management implementation team. Image from wikimedia commons You know the four enablers of People, Process, Technology and Governance? What we call the four legs on the KM table? These four areas should be reflected in the people

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Shared by Nick Milton January 24, 2017

How to apply Guerrilla Knowledge Management

What if you have no senior management backing for your Knowledge Management program?  In a situation like this, your only recourse is to take a strategy known as “Guerrilla KM,” or “Stealth KM.” ExplosionOriginally uploaded by ˙Cаvin 〄 A Guerrilla Knowledge Management program is one where you work undercover, out

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Shared by Nick Milton January 20, 2017

Communities of practice – wild gardens, or market gardens?

What sort of garden is your community of practice? Barnsley House kitchen garden, from wikimedia commons One of my stock sayings is that if knowledge is organic, KM is gardening. This recognises that knowledge is not a uniform commodity than can be counted out like money, but also recognises that

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Shared by Nick Milton January 19, 2017

6 danger signs for a Knowledge Management Strategy

How do you know your Knowledge Management strategy is in danger of crashing? Here are 6 signs. These 6 danger signs are from a 2009 blog post by Lucas McDonnell, reproduced as a Linked-In Pulse article in 2015. Image from wikimedia commons 1. People outside your group don’t understand what you’re doing. Assuming

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Shared by Nick Milton January 18, 2017

More success factors for Communities of Practice

Building on yesterday’s post, here is some more data on the success factors for CoPs. As part of the Knoco 2014 survey on Knowledge Management, participants were asked whether Communities of Practice (CoPs) formed part of their KM approach. 73% answered Yes.  Interestingly, the people who answered Yes (and therefore

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Shared by Nick Milton January 17, 2017

Why communities of practice succeed, and why they fail

This blog has already published several articles about KM success factors. Here is another slant on the topic. Communities of practice are such as core component of any Knowledge Management Framework that people are very interested in why they work, and why they fail. We find, for example; the 10

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Shared by Nick Milton January 16, 2017

6 reasons why After Action reviews are such a great tool.

After Action reviews are one of the core tools in Knowledge Management – but what makes them so powerful? After Action review by US Army Europe on Flickr After Action Reviews (AARs) are like the Hammer in the Knowledge Manager’s toolkit – one of the most basic and most important

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Shared by Nick Milton January 13, 2017

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