Knowledge Management + Asset Integrity = A-OK

Back again after some stillness and the KM journey continues, this time in the world of Oil & Gas. It’s a serious, yet exciting area to be working in. This post doesn’t focus on typical applications within Oil and Gas (past KMers from the original BP team already made massive inroads with knowledge intensive challenges … More Knowledge Management + Asset Integrity = A-OK

Knowledge Management in 87 Seconds – Creating an “elevator” animation

Reputation before brand were words that stuck with me following a Marketing talk. Yet it could be argued that everything is about just that these days. Marketing. This seems to apply to knowledge management too. Despite some solid concepts, value adding approaches and genuine innovation, KM experts aren’t getting the plaudits they deserve because of … More Knowledge Management in 87 Seconds – Creating an “elevator” animation

Straits Knowledge – Working with a David

Consultancies have had their share of bad press. Whether that’s because of a lack of sincerity in their offering (as described by a former consultant) or the result of clients who call on outside expertise without understanding if it already exists within their organisation. Despite this, the consultancy model appeals to me. With an honest … More Straits Knowledge – Working with a David

Technology. A knowledge managers guide to tackling this dirty area

I’m actually going to stop apologising for the long pregnant pauses I’ve shown between posts. Rest assured though, I’m still about! I’ve also tried to make this entry a little more illustrated through the use of a groovy annotating tool I came across called thinglink. Please do have a go at hovering across the image … More Technology. A knowledge managers guide to tackling this dirty area

Is a picture really worth a thousand words? Images and Knowledge Management

 Before I explain the seemingly odd looking images in the photo below, I wanted to give my take on KM and innovation. Some would argue otherwise, but effective KM promotes innovation, by supporting diversity, encouraging new ideas and helping to seek out new approaches. This is still a fairly high level view and innovation, … More Is a picture really worth a thousand words? Images and Knowledge Management

When knowledge walks. Tactical Knowledge Retention in KM

  You never forget a good teacher… The lovely Mrs Lowe managed to communicate the importance of good dental hygiene, where dentists and countless ad campaigns had failed. Her humble props of a jar, an egg and a litre of cola were enough to convince us kids not to wait for decay and use Colgate … More When knowledge walks. Tactical Knowledge Retention in KM

Chocopedia * – How the sweet stuff acted as a perfect enabler for collaboration.

Whoever said “When no one understands you, chocolate is there” probably didn’t realise how profound a statement this could actually be. “Team Building” sessions are part and parcel to many company offsites and one I attended in Coventry recently was no different. Forrest Gump’s mother might have said, they’re just like a bunch of a … More Chocopedia * – How the sweet stuff acted as a perfect enabler for collaboration.