Shadow IT and Information Optimization

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This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Following up my Data Disconnect and Shadow IT post from yesterday, I wanted to talk about the 2nd area that is often overlooked when people undertake their own Shadow IT initiatives. In my previous post, I talked about the Data Disconnect. That space where the data in your […]

Data Driven…or Data Informed?

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I just finished reading Eric T. Peterson’s post titled The Myth of the “Data-Driven” Business. I don’t talk or write much about ‘data’…mostly because I’ve always taken it for granted as something that was always ‘there’.   If the data I needed wasn’t available in an easy to consume format, I’ve always found a way […]

Flexible tools and platforms for a changing world

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In the IT world, we tend to take a single-minded approach to our technology platforms.   We have email systems. We have web systems. We have HR and Finance systems. Many organizations are implementing collaboration tools and social tools in the enterprise.  But…most organizations are implementing these platforms with blinders on without long-term plans for how […]

A Social Approach to Knowledge Management in Projects – A White Paper

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I recently submitted a paper to be considered for an academic conference on the topic of IT Project Management. The conference uses a double-blind review process to review papers and provide feedback.  In this double blind-review, reviewer’s aren’t provided with author(s) information and author’s aren’t provided information about the reviewers. Good and fair process….and one […]

Mining for knowledge in a social word

Image via Wikipedia Last week I published a post titled Mining for Knowledge where I discussed some of the research that I’ve been doing in my doctorate program. One of the favorite lines from the article, and one that resonated with a few others as well. The line was: …converting tacit (i.e., internal) knowledge to explicit (i.e., […]

Mining for Knowledge

Mining for Knowledge

In my doctoral research, I’ve been researching ways to improve knowledge capture and sharing methods, specifically within project teams but the ideas can be dissemenated around the organization. One of the biggest issues I’ve found while working as a consultant is the amount of knowledge that I walk away with after a project is complete. […]

Knowledge Management In Projects – An Overview

I’m continuing my research into Knowledge Management practices and principles within the project world.   Currently still in literature review mode and hope to have the majority of this review done by mid-year. I put together a presentation on what I’ve learned so far…hope you enjoy it. In this presentation I talk about the need for knowledge management […]

Book Review: Andrew McAfee’s Enterprise 2.0

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Just finished reading Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization’s Toughest Challenges My review in two words: Excellent book! Whether you are an expert in the Enterprise 2.0 world or just a beginner, this book has something for you. Whether you believe in Enterprise 2.0 or not, this book has some excellent concepts that […]

Stories, Projects & Knowledge Management

Here’s the latest version of my storytelling for knowledge management in projects presentation.  Enjoy! Recorded Presentation via Vimeo: Storytelling, Project Knowledge & Knowledge Management from Eric D Brown on Vimeo. A review of stories, project knowledge and sharing project knowledge using stories. Includes an introduction to to my storytelling model for KM in projects. Don’t […]

Book Review: Learning at Work

A few months ago I ran across the IDEO Fellows website and saw a lot of really interesting authors listed and realized I’d heard of everyone on the page except for one: Daniel Wilson.  Included with Wilson are such notables as Chip Heath, Bob Sutton and Barry Katz so I found it intriguing that I […]