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Ten rules for developing Knowledge Management solutions - by Joshua Milsapps | Focused on Performance

"One of the hot topics in many organizations right now is knowledge management. Whether its in the context of customer service, business strategy, human resources, or information technology managing knowledge is a serious concern in most organizations. Whenever one of these projects or programs is getting ramped up the temptation is always there to try to create the ultimate source of knowledge and wisdom. DON’T DO IT!K.I.S.S is the right approach for knowledge management, especially as you get ramped up. Trying to do too much out of the gate or getting overly complex is where you run into trouble."
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Realising the Value of Knowledge on Major Projects, by Sarah Dillingham

Realising the Value of Knowledge on Major Projects, by Sarah Dillingham | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it
Abstract: Analysis by knowledge management consultancy Knoco shows that the majority of projects under-resource KM compared to the value it delivers. Sarah Dillingham examines how knowledge managers could use such analysis to better allocate staff hours, how they can ensure that projects realise their full knowledge potential, and why the number of man hours applied doesn't necessarily correlate to value realised.
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Integrating Knowledge Management and Learning in Projects

Integrating Knowledge Management and Learning in Projects | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

Posted by Ann T :

"Derived from an interview with Jasper Hatwinda, Rural Finance Project, Zambia


IFAD provided a three-year grant to IFADAFRICA towards integrating knowledge management and learning in IFAD supported projects in Eastern and Southern Africa. Through this grant, projects were brought together and began to explore how to improve project performance and create greater impact for project beneficiaries.

 

After three years, Jasper Hatwinda shares what he has learned and how the Zambia portfolio has benefited from the KM initiatives, what they have achieved, what they are doing differently, and what they would like to do differently when it comes to integrating KM in projects and institutions."     "To have relevant KM initiatives, there is need to start by identifying existing bottlenecks, setting objectives and coming up with an action plan on how to change the situation"
read more: http://ifad-un.blogspot.com/2013/08/integrating-knowledge-management-and.html
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The 5 barriers to knowledge management

The 5 barriers to knowledge management | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

"However, more often than not, people fall into one or more traps – and the whole KM process is compromised. Here’s what to avoid to ensure your knowledge management initiatives are successful.

1. Lack of a clear ROI2. Resistance to change3. The irritating tendency to transform KM into IT projects4. Ruining KM with a bad tool5. Lack of Accessibility



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Managing Social Communications | Project Management Tips || Project Management, Collaboration and Knowledge Management Blog

Managing Social Communications | Project Management Tips || Project Management, Collaboration and Knowledge Management Blog | Future Knowledge Management | Scoop.it

"We’ve all seen business stakeholders on their smart phones in meetings or sponsors who whip out their iPads in project board meetings. But is this really productive? And do project managers need to be in on it too?

In a new book released in September, The Handbook of People in Project Management, I explore what social communications are and how project managers can tap into social communications to improve the collaboration on their projects. Here’s a brief introduction to social communications in a project environment.

Introducing social communications

Humans are sociable creatures, and we’ve been finding ways to interact with each other for thousands of years. In that respect, social communication is not new. However, the tools in use this century make a big difference to the way in which we can communicate and collaborate with others.

Social communications are exactly that – communicating and collaborating with purpose. In a work environment it’s not about sharing funny pictures of cats or telling the world what you had for lunch. It’s about using web-enabled technology to get things done more effectively, tapping into the way people are running their lives outside of your project team.

Ultimately, for project management professionals, it’s about doing things the way that other people are doing them and being easy to do business with. A project manager who insists on monthly status updates on a complicated slide template is not going to be popular with stakeholders who can get real-time information that displays clearly on their smart phone screens on any other topic except your project."

(This is an edited excerpt, reprinted by permission of the publishers from ‘Managing Social Communications’ in The Gower Handbook of People in Project Management, edited by Dennis Lock and Lindsay Scott (Farnham, Gower, 2013)."

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