Category Archives: Knowledge

How to Be an Expert in a Changing World

How to Be an Expert in a Changing World.

The first step is to have an explicit belief in change
Change that matters usually comes from an unforeseen quarter
You have to be disciplined about not letting your hypotheses harden into anything more
Startup investors have extraordinary incentives for correcting obsolete beliefs.
Betting on people over ideas: Good new ideas come from earnest, energetic, independent-minded people.

10 things that a project manager that ‘gets’ KM will do before a project

Organisational learning, knowledge management and more!: 10 things that a project manager that ‘gets’ KM will do before a project.

1.      I recognise that I’m about to start something that, for me, is new.
2.      Has anyone else done this before?  Have they worked in this part of the world before? Have they worked for this client before?  
3.      Do we have a Community of Practice (CoP) where people can share what they learn?
4.      Where are those people?  Can I speak to them?  If they have left our company, do we have an arrangement whereby we can call them back in, either for a meeting or two, or for longer, as an advisor?
5.      When they did this stuff before, did they write down their experiences in a report, or on a blog, or on a wiki?  Are there Q&A sessions on the intranet that I can use?
6.      Was the project team interviewed at the end of the project?  Where are those interviews?
7.      Did they capture any lessons?
8.      Where are those lessons now?  
9.      Did anyone do anything with them?  
10.   Did we change things as a result of what we learned last time?