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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 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

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

KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part 26, KM and Enterprise 2.0, and KM 2.0 Conceptual Relationships

January 24th, 2009 · 5 Comments

1. KM and Enterprise 2.0: As defined by McAfee, E2.0 synthesizes Web 2.0, social software, and social media. Social Software tools focused on Web 2.0 technology that can be useful inside the organizational firewall, emergence and self-organization, egalitarianism in software applications, these draw the primary features of all three components into E2.0. We’ve already seen [...]

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KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part 24, Defining “KM 2.0”

January 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

The KM 2.0 meme first appeared on October 5, 2005. Euan Semple (who may have originated the term) seemed to equate it with: “ . . . people, connected people, empowered people, people who don’t always do what you expect or what you tell them but invariably end up taking you to exciting places you [...]

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KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part 23, Defining “Social Media” and “Enterprise 2.0”

January 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

Today, I’ll continue with definitions I need to clarify relationships among the members what I’ve been calling the “2.0 cluster.” Social Media The least clearly formulated idea in the “2.0 cluster” is “social media.” While the proliferation of definitions and conceptions surrounding this term is not yet as fulsome as with KM itself, the ambiguity [...]

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KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part 20, “2.0” This and “2.0” That

January 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

In earlier posts on KM 2.0 I’ve critically reviewed many interpretations of aspects of the “2.0” trend relating to the idea of KM 2.0. Of course, such interpretations don’t end in April 2008, but have continued since then, and, if my purpose was to complete an up-to-date survey, I could continue my critical discussions through [...]

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KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part Sixteen, Web 2.0 Culture and E 2.0

October 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off

The topic of the Boston KM Forum on April 9, 2008 was “KM 2.0 – Real or Hype?” Let’s review presentations given at the meeting. Mark Frydenberg offered an excellent slide show called “Web 2.0 Tools for Knowledge Management.” Its strength was its coverage of Web 2.0. It included a slide with a number of [...]

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

KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part Fifteen, E 2.0 and Mike Gotta

September 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

Over the past week, I’ve taken a break from this series, but I think that now is a good time to get back to it, since there’s still much to do. In April of 2008, the debate over KM 2.0 received a number of interesting contributions. The first I’ll consider here is Mike Gotta’s blog [...]

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KM 2.0 and Knowledge Management: Part Eleven, E 2.0, Oscar Berg and David Gurteen

September 15th, 2008 · Comments Off

Oscar Berg, in a blog entry on February 24, 2008, writes about Andrew McAfee’s take on Enterprise 2.0 and its relationship to KM. He says:   “What strikes me about Andrew McAfee’s definition is that it is very technology-oriented. It does not say anything about the purpose and potential value of emergent social platforms for [...]

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