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Knowledge Management and Engineering Workflows


While attending site visits for APQC’s “Transferring and Applying Critical Knowledge” study, I’ve been thinking about how KM is practiced in scientific, technical, and engineering organizations vs. other types of firms. Obviously the types of content and expertise being shared are different, but I…

Knowledge Management Tools for Expertise Location


As many of you know, APQC held its 18th (!!) Annual Knowledge Management Conference in Houston last week. This is my sixth conference, and it’s always one of my favorite weeks of the year—getting to hear what’s going on in people’s KM programs, what challenges they’re facing, and all the success…

Change Management for Knowledge Management


When I talk to our members about their knowledge management challenges, change management is always near the top of the list. It’s one thing to create a KM strategy and select knowledge-sharing and collaboration approaches you want to implement, but it’s another to actually roll out the new…

Social Media’s Role in Knowledge Management


Is your organization using social media to enhance internal knowledge sharing and collaboration? Here at APQC, we’re engaged in new research to understand how firms get value from blogs, wikis, microblogging, social tagging, and other similar tools. If you have a social media success story (or some…

Gamification in Knowledge Management


APQC is hosting a Gamification in Knowledge Management virtual roundtable later this month. If your organization is using game elements in its KM program (or seriously considering it), email me to find out more about this cool knowledge-sharing opportunity. (It’s complimentary and involves no prep…