Knowledge management in project environments
Knowledge management: what is it? How is it done? What’s the difference between knowledge and information? What do knowledge managers mean when they talk about ‘context’? Why do any of these things matter?
Knowledge management (KM) has been around as an organisational practice since the 1990s, but isn’t widely practised in project environments, and remains a mystery to many project professionals.
In this interactive event, Judy Payne will take you through some KM basics and explain why recipe-driven approaches to KM don’t work. You will find out that you know more about KM than you think you do – and that you are already ‘doing’ KM, even if you don’t think you are!
You will leave with a better understanding of what KM is (and isn’t); a list of factors you can use to plan and improve the way you approach KM in your projects and programmes; and some pointers to further sources of information and groups you can join to find out more about KM.
Bring your questions and KM challenges along to fuel the discussion. Talking about the challenges you face is part of KM, and a good way to learn how to look at your work through a knowledge lens.
Judy Payne works as a management consultant and reluctant academic specialising in knowledge management, collaborative working and learning. Her work is positioned firmly on the boundaries between academia and practice. Not the most comfortable place to be, but there’s such a huge gap between the two that there’s a lot of bridging to be done.
Judy Payne works with public, private and third sector organisations to improve their management of knowledge, with universities to develop and deliver online degree programmes and with master’s students to help them learn how to do management research.
At APM, she co-founded the Knowledge SIG (K SIG) and is co-chair of the K SIG committee. Judy has contributed new knowledge management sections to the next edition of the PMBOK® Guide and to P3O® Best Management Practice, and represents the UK as an expert on an ISO Working Group developing a knowledge management standard. She is writing a book on KM in project environments.
Judy is also known for introducing collaborative working and social software to the Henley Knowledge Management Forum and for being a member of the #teatowelclub on Twitter.
This event is suitable for professionals up to an intermediate level.
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