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How About a Little Knowledge Management for Congress?

March 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

Maxine Waters (D-CA), in reply to a hectoring interview from Nora O’Donnell of MSNBC, related to the AIG bonus fiasco, spoke her version of the truth about how the sausage is finished in the US House of Representatives. Rep. Waters made it clear that no representative can read, or does read, all of a major [...]

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Tags: KM Software Tools · KM Techniques · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Management · Politics

National Governmental Knowledge Management: KM, Adaptation, and Complexity: Part Ten, Comment on Federal KM Solutions

March 5th, 2009 · Comments Off

On March 3, Neil Olonoff posted a blog entitled “KM Solutions for the Coming Federal Hiring Wave.” He also posted the blog to the actkm group listserv, saying: “I’d appreciate your opinions as to whether you consider the solutions below to be KM services. I also would love to hear your thoughts on how KM [...]

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Tags: KM Software Tools · KM Techniques · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Management · Politics

National Governmental Knowledge Management: KM, Adaptation, and Complexity: Part Eight, Coordinating Information About KM and Its Impact on Knowledge Processing

February 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

In this post, I’ll provide a more detailed envisioning of the Information Clearinghouse, or, if you like, the external knowledge and information integration, function of a proposed Knowledge Accountability Office (KAO), established by Congress. In an earlier post, I listed the functions of the KAO as: 1) perform KM Research and Development, 2) coordinate information [...]

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Tags: KM 2.0 · KM Software Tools · KM Techniques · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management

The Problem Solving Pattern Matters: Part Twelve, Enhancing Communicating Solutions to People Who May Need Them

February 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments

(Co-Authored with Steven A. Cavaleri) New solutions to problems are always inventions, however humble. They don’t become innovations however, until they’re communicated to people, and get used in practice. In an Open PSP organization, new ideas are communicated by interpersonal and electronic means in four categories of communication (or integration) activity: broadcasting, search and retrieving, [...]

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Tags: KM 2.0 · KM Software Tools · KM Techniques · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management

The Problem Solving Pattern Matters: Part Eight, Still More On Enhancing Developing Solutions: Coming Up With New Ideas

February 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment

(Co-Authored with Steven A. Cavaleri) This post is the third discussing the question of enhancing processes and activities we use to develop new ideas. Fourth, current organizational knowledge bases don’t distinguish knowledge from information, and given the importance of previous cultural knowledge for creating new ideas, this is a very big problem for present technology. [...]

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Tags: Epistemology/Ontology/Value Theory · KM Software Tools · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making

The Problem Solving Pattern Matters: Part Seven, More On Enhancing Developing Solutions: Coming Up With New Ideas

February 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

(Co-Authored with Steven A. Cavaleri) This post is the second discussing the question of enhancing processes and activities we use to develop new ideas. Second, introduce openness to new ideas as a policy and get the organization to commit to it. This is easy to say, but because “openness” is not always easy to see [...]

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Tags: Complexity · KM Software Tools · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making

The Problem Solving Pattern Matters: Part Six, Enhancing Developing Solutions: Coming Up With New Ideas

February 14th, 2009 · Comments Off

(Co-Authored with Steven A. Cavaleri) Enhancing problem seeking, recognition, and formulation alone, will move an organization some way toward the Open PSP. But enhancing developing new solutions is equally necessary to get there. There are two important stages in developing new solutions: 1) coming up with new ideas; and 2) evaluating them before communicating them [...]

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National Governmental Knowledge Management: Part Four, Continuing Assessment of Federal KM Initiative Action Plan

February 13th, 2009 · 5 Comments

This post continues the discussion begun in Part Three of this series with an analysis of problems with the underlying conceptual model of the presentation on the Federal KM Initiative. Here’s a graphic of that model as I’ve reconstructed it from the text of the presentation. Reconstruction of Neil Olonoff’s Conceptual Model Let’s work backwards [...]

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Tags: Complexity · KM Software Tools · KM Techniques · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management

Bodies of Knowledge

January 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

Interesting discussion going on at the actkm group. A few days ago, Cory Banks proposed collaboration on a KM Body of Knowledge (BOK). Last night (eastern US time), and yesterday, the discussion intensified about what was involved in creating such a BOK, and, of course about what a Body of Knowledge is. For the ongoing [...]

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Tags: Epistemology/Ontology/Value Theory · KM Software Tools · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Management

KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part 27, KM and the “Culture War” Conjecture

January 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

In a noted blog posted on September 28, 2008, Venkatesh Rao made a number of claims about the relationship between the KM and social media movements. I’ll end this examination of the relationships between KM and the 2.0 cluster by using aspects of my previous analysis to examine his primary claims about the existence of [...]

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Tags: Complexity · KM 2.0 · KM Software Tools · Knowledge Integration · Knowledge Making · Knowledge Management