Following a successful conference in London in early July entitled Making knowledge work beyond lessons learned, APM are delighted to announce that a 13th Specific Interest Group has been adopted. The new SIG is the APM Knowledge SIG and is chaired by Dr Judy Payne and supported by a committee of 7 people Andy Wall, Katie Ball, Dr Steve Simister, Martin Fisher, Adrian Malone, Robin Millardand Philip Pamment.
The new group are all about sharing key business knowledge in project environments - making this easier, more natural and more effective. This means within, across and between project teams, looking at the relationships not only between the individuals and teams working on and overseeing projects, but also with their overarching/sponsoring organisation(s).
The committee has backgrounds including both project management and knowledge management and includes project management and knowledge management practitioners, researchers and managers who are from industry, utilities and construction, from education and health, from public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
The group are initially interested in answering questions such as;
How can one project really learn from another?
How can project managers and (organisational) project management itself support this learning?
How can an organisation learn from its projects and vice versa?
What and where are the important stocks of knowledge?
Perhaps more importantly, where and how does knowledge flow to, from and between these knowledge stocks?
While a lot of project information is explicit and easy to share, what about the knowledge in project managers heads?
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