Identify 10 guidelines for building a knowledge asset, and answer the following questions:

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Knowledge Asset

It is not enough simply to capture information in order to create a knowledge database. A context of the information is also necessary. However, how specific the context should be is debatable. Therefore, a set of conditions needs to be created to guide the decisions on what knowledge to store and why. In this Discussion, you will create 10 such guidelines.

Based on your reading for this week and pages 237–245 from the course text below:

Collison, C., & Parcell, G. (2004). Learning to fly: Practical knowledge management from leading and learning organizations(Updated ed. with free CD-ROM). West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons Limited/Capstone Publishing Limited.

Identify 10 guidelines for building a knowledge asset, and answer the following questions:

  • What personal knowledge asset will you build after completing this course?
  • Which two guidelines are most important to your knowledge asset at this point in the course and why?

With these thoughts in mind: Write 3-4 paragraphs that expresses your thoughts.

APA format and references must be listed.

Learning Resources


Please read and view this week’s Learning Resources before you complete the Discussion.

Reading

  • Course Text: Collison, C., & Parcell, G. Learning to fly: Practical knowledge management from leading and learning organizations
    • Chapter 12, “Leveraging What We’ve Learned—Capturing Knowledge”

      Any information when presented without a context loses its meaning for the audience. This chapter explains the benefits of and the various guidelines on capturing knowledge with a context.

      Focus on the guidelines on capturing knowledge necessary in an organization.

    • Chapter 13, “Embedding It in the Organization—Preparing to Let Go”

      Chapter 13 focuses on the application of KM. The chapter also emphasizes various methods that organizations use to enable their employees to apply KM methods without excessive support from senior managers.

      Focus on the section that deals with KM and health, safety, and environmental performance. In addition, note the capital value process (CVP), which provides a framework for the successful execution of a project by a team.

    • Chapter 14, “Review of the Book—W hat Did We Set Out to Do?”

      Chapter 14 reviews the entire book. The chapter discusses the why, what, and how of actual performance versus planned performance.

      Focus on the section that provides the gist of what was learned from this book.

Optional Reading

  • Web Site
    • Knowledge Research Institute
      http://www.krii.com/

      This Web site provides an overview of the Knowledge Research Institute (KRI). KRI is committed to rendering assistance to its clients through an expert advisory process that suggests specific KM strategies for effective productivity.

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