Week 5: Knowledge Management Applications
How often have you reflected on the fact that things did not turn out the way you wanted them to? Probably quite a number of times! What do you do with this realization? Most of us contemplate it and then move on. Very few of us actually compare what happened with what should have been and use the learning experience to enrich our lives.
This week, you will focus on applying knowledge management (KM) in your work environment.
By the end of this week, you will be able to:
- Identify and describe the components of an effective KM program.
- Summarize a real KM program that has been implemented.
Discussion – Week 5
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It is not enough simply to capture information in order to create a knowledge database. A context of the information is also necessary. However, how specific the context should be is debatable. Therefore, a set of conditions needs to be created to guide the decisions on what knowledge to store and why. In this Discussion, you will create 10 such guidelines.
Based on your reading for this week and pages 237?245 from the course text:
Identify 10 guidelines for building a knowledge asset, and answer the following questions:
- What personal knowledge asset will you build after completing this course?
- Which two guidelines are most important to your knowledge asset at this point in the course and why?
With these thoughts in mind: