Interactive KM Framework

Trusted by the world’s top KM programs, APQC’s Knowledge Management Framework outlines the stages of KM strategy implementation along with the actions necessary at each stage to move you to the next level. This interactive framework guides you towards the best approach to your KM strategy with detailed explanations of every step of the way. It also provides links to targeted content, best practices, and tools and templates found in APQC’s online Resource Library.

Using the Framework
Each of the actions under the four stages below is clickable. Click the action you would like more information about and a pop up with appear.

Interactive Framework CYCLES OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT CALL TO ACTION Explode Business Value of KM Program Explore Business Value of KM Program Identify Critical Knowledge Identify Critical Knowledge Align KM to Business Priorities and Functions Align KM to Business Priorities and Functions Get Buy-In Get Buy-In RESULT Call to Action Results Business Buy-in Value Proposition KM Direction DEVELOP KM STRATEGY Determine Current State Determine Current State Create Governance Framework Create Governance Framework Design Phased Implementation Plan Design Phased Implementation Plan Scope and Prioritize Opportunities Scope and Prioritize Opportunities Create Business Cases and Budgets Create Business Cases and Budgets RESULT Develop KM Strategy Results KM Strategy KM Road Map DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT KM CAPABILITIES Form Operational Design Teams Form Operational Design Teams Design Knowledge Flow Process Design Knowledge Flow Process Design KM Approaches Design KM Approaches Design Resource Model and Capabilities Design Resource Model and Capabilities Leverage and Enhance IT Leverage and Enhance IT Develop Measures Develop Measures Ratify Plans and Budgets Ratify Plans and Budgets RESULT Design and Impelement KM Capabilities Results Dynamic Plans for Project and Infrastructure Detailed Budget KM Implementation EVOLVE AND SUSTAIN Evolve KM Capabilities Evolve KM Capabilities Ensure KM Alignment to Business Priorities Ensure KM Alignment to Business Priorities Sustain Awareness and Engagement Sustain Awareness and Engagement Expand KM Infrastructure to Meet Demand Expand KM Infrastructure to Meet Demand RESULT Evolve and Sustain Results Dynamic KM Program: Valued and Embedded

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