Here’s some articles, web sites, or books that I’ve found interesting.
- Knowledge-Worker Productivity: The Biggest Challenge
California Management Review – Winter 1999 (subscription required)
– An interesting article on why Knowledge-Worker productivity is one of the biggest challenges facing organizations going into the 21st century. Mr. Drucker builds to his conclusion through a look at the history of productivity and how developing countries have/are changing from manual work to knowledge work. He addresses the questions of what this shift will mean to the productivity of knowledge workers and to the organization. It is a very thought provoking read.
You can not find this article online, but I believe that you can order it from the CMR web site.
- Corporate Culture Counts
– A very short but oh so relevant quote from Scott Smith of IBM on the role culture plays in KM. All I can say is amen brother!
- Self-Service Information Retrieval
– This article focuses largely on information reporting tools, for data warehouse, data mart applications, and even ERP systems. It provides some useful examples of why and how companies are implementing tools to get the right information into the hands right hands.
- Non-Profit Consortium Plans to Develop Specification for Storage and Distribution of XML Entities
Intranet Design Magazine
– I think the title says it all. Why should you care? We’ll I imagine if your company isn’t looking at XML that it will, and it is only a matter of time before we see XML schemas for KM. So, wouldn’t it be helpful to have a sort of clearing house for XML ‘stuff’ so that when we want to transparently share information with little or no effort we can? Of course we do.
KM Jobs & Links:
KM Career Opportunities and Links — let me know of any opportunities and I’ll post them here (and don’t forget to tell me when the positions are filled). An asterisks (*) denotes a new item.
- Methodologist at Scient – http://www.scient.com/careers/jobpostings.htm#met
- Knowledge Liaison at Scient – http://www.scient.com/careers/jobpostings.htm#kls
- Knowledge Systems Designer at Scient http://www.scient.com/careers/jobpostings.htm#ksd
- Arthur Andersen — Americas Knowledge Services Business Solutions Team (a detailed job description is posted at )
- Knowledge Jobs http://www.knowledgejobs.com/
- Enterprise Software Career Center — thanks J.B.
- KM Focused Technical Jobs at Verge Software http://www.vergesoft.com/companies/index.html
- Course developer at Scient http://www.scient.com/careers/jobpostings.htm#course
- WEB DEVELOPER – KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS at Bay Networks http://www.baynetworks.com/cgi-bin/ShowJob?jobid=735 (contact Bret Riner at Bret_Riner@BayNetworks.com). There are also several other openings that are not yet posted on the Bay Networks web site.
- Job links on @Brint http://www.brint.com/km/ken/jobs.html
- Knowledge Management Consortium Job listing
This is a list of events I’m interested in, and think you should be too. As I come across web sites that have detailed listings of events, I’ll post them here. An asterisks (*) denotes a new item.
- *4/13/99 San Francisco Bay Area Knowledge Management Roundtable http://www.hoytconsulting.com/sfkmround.htm
- 3/23/99 – 3/24/99 Using the Balanced Scorecard, Chicago, IL email@example.com
- 3/28/99 – 3/31/99 IKMS’99 Delphi’s International Knowledge Management Summit in San Diego, CA http://www.ikms.com
- 3/29/99 – 3/31/99 Internet Librarian International/LibTech’99 Olympia, London UK, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- *4/9/99 INFOLLENIUM a summit on Information Management for the 21st Century, Sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapters of ARMA International 9am – 12 noon at the Oakland City Hall, Oakland CA contact David Gaynon at email@example.com
- 4/11/99 – 4/15/99 AIIM ’99, Atlanta, GA http://www.aiim.org
- 4/14/99 – 4/15/99 Benchmarking your KM Intranet, London contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- 4/14/99 – 4/15/99 Using the Balanced Scorecard, New Orleans, LA email@example.com
- 4/15/99 – 4/16/99 Conference on Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning, NY, NY, sponsored by the Conference Board and IBM Global Services http://www.conference-board.org
- 4/19/99 – 4/22/99 Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning Conference, London, United Kingdom http://www.linkageinc.com/kmol99
- 4/22/99 – 4/23/99 Benchmarking your KM Intranet, New York City contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- 4/27/99 – 4/28/99 Using the Balanced Scorecard, San Francisco, CA email@example.com
- 5/2/99 – 5/5/99 Change 99 Conference & Expo, Atlanta, GA http://www.linkageinc.com
- 5/11/99 – 5/13/99 Designing, Implementing & Managing The Knowledge Value Chain, Chicago, Ill http://www.iqpc.com
- 5/11/99 – 5/12/99 Knowledge Management and the Legal Profession, London (2-day conference) firstname.lastname@example.org
- *5/11/99 – 5/14/99 Intelligence Community Collaboration, Virginia Beach, VA http://www.ncsievents.com
- 5/25/99 – 5/27/99 Knowledge Management in Practice, London (2-day conference with 1-day workshop) email@example.com
- 11/1/99 – 11/4/99 Knowledge: Creation, Organization and Use — ASIS 1999 Annual Conference, Washington, D.C http://www.asis.org/Conferences/am99call.html
I’ll try and point you to interesting products, tools, and companies that are dabbling in the KM space. A (P) after a product name indicates that it connects people to people, and an (I) indicates that it connects people to information.Â These categories are based on my definition of KM.
- IBM KnowledgeX Workgroup Edition from IBM (I)
– KnowledgeX is one of IBM’s 1998 technology acquisitions focused on KM. The KnowledgeX product is a KM tool that plays in the Competitive Intelligence space. It is designed to be an enterprise tool that will help organizations leverage their knowledge through the acquisition, discovery, publishing, and distribution of information. Like similar products, it graphically represents the relationship between different sources of information enabling the users to make connections between information. This tool takes advantage of IBM’s DB2 and appears to not compete in the same space as Notes/Domino. It will be interesting to see over time how/if IBM weaves together their separate KM products.
If you’ve seen or are using a cool and useful product that falls into the KM space (or close to it), let me know about it, I’ll include it here and you’ll get the credit for it.