Friday, March 31, 2006

Knowledge Workers, Collaboreation and personalization will be critical to a companies success in the future

Now here is an interesting article. A study of over 1000 CxO's projects that Knowledge Workers, Collaboreation and personalization will be critical to a companies success in the future.

So how is this prediction different from other predictions that had said that KM will change everything ? And then it had not happened ?

Looking around market activities, company strategies, development of professions, job market and other developments - it all seems to steer towards a global economy that has to be flexible and adaptive. Products will need to be customizable to a customers specific needs. Inventing, creating, marketing and support will need to be functions provided by someone specialized in this area. All of this can only be achieved if we break down the paradigm of having to be in the same phyical location in order to work together effectively. Technoloy (wireless, video communication, etc.) is developing rapidely towards allowing us to communication and collaborate anywhere with anybody with an increasing set of functionality. With this in mind, the article makes sense.

I would be interested to hear about your point of view.

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Friday, March 17, 2006

Job trends for Knowledge Management

If you have not checked out, you should do so. It is a google for jobs, searching through the internet for openings. One interesting feature is that you can create a graph for how often a keyword appears in job postings, giving you some idea about how sought for a certain job may be. Look at the trend analysis for Knowledge Management:

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Is Talent Management part of a KM concept

This article referes to Talent Management as similar to Knowledge Management:

Talent Management as a Discipline
WebCPA - New York,NY,USA
... Just as knowledge management came to the forefront a number of years ago and companies and some of the larger accounting firms created executive level ...

This brings up the question - what falls within KM and what doesnt ? Can one consider the management of talent and competency as a way of managing a companies knowledge and intelligence. I would say yes. Please feel free to discuss this at

Another case of Microsoft and Knowledge Management

Microsoft, Government Partnerships Solve Challenges for Citizens ...
Yahoo! News (press release) - USA
... their connected government strategy, Microsoft showcased the Illinois Department of Central Management Services' (CMS') Knowledge Management solution as an ...

Monday, March 13, 2006

New communication tool for knowledge exchange:

Just popped up on the Internet (launched 3 days ago): is a chat tool that is very easy to use. Simply put in front of the website you want to access and this website will open with gabbly as a website-specific chat (example: This is a great tool for customer support, meeting friends and exchanging experiences with others about a certain website. BAD websites watch out !!!

Monday, March 06, 2006

Stan Garfield (KM at HP) presents at KMChicago

HP Services Consulting & Integration KM Program (Mar 14th)

The March 14th KM Chicago meeting will play host to Stan Garfield of Hewlett-Packard's Worldwide Consulting & Integration Knowledge Management organization. He will talk about the KM program in the consulting organization.

The meeting will be held from 5-7 pm at both Factiva in the Loop and at Allstate in Northbrook. Stan will be joining us via webinar from Detroit. See location and connection details in the right navigation bar.

Bio: Stan Garfield is responsible for Worldwide Consulting & Integration Knowledge Management for Hewlett-Packard. He joined Digital Equipment Corporation in 1983 and launched Digital's first knowledge management program in 1996. Stan helped develop the corporate KM strategy for Compaq. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

The HP Services Consulting & Integration KM Program: The mission of the HP Services Consulting & Integration KM Program is to increase the reuse of intellectual capital to:

Increase win rate
Drive down sales and delivery costs
Increase engagement quality
This presentation will explain the details of the HP Knowledge Management Program, including people, process, and technology components. Detailed examples of the following tools will provided

Knowledge Advisors
Project Team Collaboration
Project Profile Repository
Communities of Practice
Knowledge Briefs
Specialized Repositories
HP and Digital Equipment Corp. each started a KM program for their consulting businesses in 1996. Through the subsequent years, the organizations changed frequently, culminating in the merger of Compaq and HP in 2002.
The newly-merged consulting & integration business had to deal with different cultures, KM systems, and personnel. The KM program has continued to experience significant change, including system migrations, team membership, and leadership.
Our challenge has been to move from an emphasis on technology to an approach that balances people, process, and technology. We are also managing a demanding list of projects with a very small team.

For information on how to attend this meeting, please visit the KMChicago weblog.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

GeekCorps for KM

The non-for-profit GEEKCORPS (like peacecorps for computers) is helping with technical development work including in Africa. They currently have a need for Knowledge Management expertise. Please check it out at: