Note to Self – Don’t say “Data Driven” Anymore

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Jim Harris just wrote a nice piece titled “It’s not about being Data Driven” over on his wonderful Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality Blog.  If you don’t have Jim’s blog on your radar, you should…he does great work over there. In this recent post, Jim writes about the difference between being ‘data-driven’ and using data to make […]

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. […]

The importance of story

Stories and Storytelling

I love a good story. I love to read a good story and I love to create stories…although they may not always be “good.:) In fact, I love a good story so much that I’m researching the topic of stories and storytelling as a mechanism for knowledge capture & transfer within project teams.  See a […]

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 […]

Is Creativity & Innovation enough?

I just finished reading Chase Jarvis‘ post titled “Creativity alone is not enough“. In this article, Chase argues that Creativity isn’t enough for people working in the creative world (photographers, designers, etc).  Jarvis argues that creative folks need to embrace other mindsets (such as being different, brilliant and innovative) to be successful. According to Jarvis, The key to […]

Book Review: Andrew McAfee’s Enterprise 2.0

Andrew McAfee's Enterprise 2.0

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 […]

Using Stories to share knowledge

As part of a research project for my doctorate work I’ve been looking at the use of storytelling for knowledge sharing in project teams.  I’ve found the topic extremely interesting and perhaps even something I can find a dissertation topic out of. While looking through my RSS Reader last week I ran across Glenn Whitfield‘s […]