3 Ways Better Knowledge Management Will Mean Better Projects

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APQC’s CEO Carla O’Dell is fond of pointing out that knowledge management succeeds when it is applied to the right challenges and opportunities. “Nothing accelerates KM like a knowledge problem,” she says. In many organizations, project management is a vital area where KM can be leveraged to make the business run more smoothly, prevent repetition of the same mistakes, and boost key measures related to project costs, quality, and cycle time.

Worthless Words about Priceless Memories

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I’m going to start off this blog with a few (seemingly) random facts. First, it’s springtime. Second, my friends and I are in our late twenties. Finally, I participate in social media. These facts are relatively meaningless on their own, but, when taken in combination, they can mean only one thing: I see lots and lots of wedding photos each and every day. 

The Toyota Way Starts with Long-Term Philosophy

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This post is part of a short series that will walk you through the 14 principles of Toyota’s production system (TPS) as described in Jeffrey Liker’s book, The Toyota Way, and provide you with practical tips on how and why to apply these principles at your own workplace.

What Can Baseball Teach Knowledge Management

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Do you have a child or grandchild who plays competitive sports? If so, then you may be familiar with my weekend world of tournament baseball. For those of you not familiar, tournament baseball is for boys aged 8+. It is the more rabid and expensive alternative to Little League. People pay lots of good money for their sons to go to hours of practice during the week with professional coaches, followed by 2 games that could start as early as 7 am on Saturdays, and if you win on Saturday you could be treated to up to five sequential games starting as early as at 7 am on Sundays.

5 Books Every Business Professional Must Read

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There is one quality that all successful business professionals share--regardless of their industry, talent or background--they read. So, whether you’re just starting out in your career, or consider yourself a seasoned professional, here’s a shortlist of five must-reads that are guaranteed to make you more effective in the workplace.

 

5. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

How Eli Lilly Embedded Knowledge Management in Business Flow to Change Culture and Results

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I talked to Rita Haydar, RWE knowledge management at Eli Lilly & Company, about the challenge of integrating KM into the flow of business and leveraging it to help meet business goals.

Stop Waffling and Cook Up a Better KM Program

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People everywhere celebrated Waffle Day on March 25 but remember: Waffles are delicious, but waffling is bad. If your knowledge management program leaves employees waffling about whether to choose Path A or Path B, it’s not doing its job.

Why Knowledge Management Architecture Matters, Even When You Think It Doesn’t

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I talked to Seth Earley, CEO of Earley Information Science, about the role and future of knowledge architecture in machine learning and artificial intelligence applications.

Seth Earley will be a breakout session speaker at APQC’s 2017 Knowledge Management Conference April 27-28. You can learn more about APQC’s 2017 KM Conference here.

APQC: Why do many artificial intelligence experts dismiss the role of knowledge architecture and KM in AI?

Four Myths About Millennials in the Workplace: Debunked

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There’s a lot of talk among employers about how different Millennials are from the Gen Xers and Baby Boomers who came before them. But recent APQC research on Preparing for the Future of Work found that what younger talent really wants might surprise the organizations competing to hire them. Here are four common myths about Millennial workers that the APQC study effectively debunked:

Simple Ways Liberty Mutual Made Knowledge Management Delivery Easier

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I talked to Danielle Spudich, knowledge management analyst at Liberty Mutual, about her organization’s efforts to deliver information to employees at the right time and in a format to enable them to learn quickly.

Danielle Spudich will be a breakout session speaker at APQC’s 2017 Knowledge Management Conference April 27-28. You can learn more about APQC’s 2017 KM Conference here.

Why did Liberty Mutual start to look at how people were consuming information and learning?