Date   

Re: Use of SharePoint to support portfolio management and virtual team working #SharePoint #remote-work #webinar

Fingerman, Susan M. <susan.fingerman@...>
 

Rick,

I’d be interested as well.

Susan

 

Susan Fingerman
Science & Technology Information Services

The Information Group
JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, 5-128
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723-6099
Phone: (443)778-4301/Baltimore  (240)228-4301/DC
Fax: (443)778-6614
susan.fingerman@...

 

From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of Rick Wallace
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2010 6:18 PM
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: Re: RE: [sikmleaders] Use of SharePoint to support portfolio management and virtual team working

 

 

I would like to attend as well.  Cheers

On Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 11:08 PM, Marie-Michelle Strah <marie.strah@...> wrote:

 


Would love to attend as well... great opportunity.

Thanks!

Marie-Michelle Strah, PhD via wireless

 


From: Chris Riemer <jcr@...>;
To: <sikmleaders@...>;
Subject: RE: [sikmleaders] Use of SharePoint to support portfolio management and virtual team working
Sent: Tue, Dec 14, 2010 1:46:30 PM

 

I'd be interested in attending this virtual presentation, schedule permitting. Thanks for asking.


Chris

 

Chris Riemer
Principal

Knowledge Street LLC

www.knowledgestreet.com

+1 973.292.2949

 

 

From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of dennieheye
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:42 AM
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: [sikmleaders] Use of SharePoint to support portfolio management and virtual team working

 

 

Hello,

I was scheduled to present at the Online Information conference in London two weeks ago, but due to family circumstances had to cancel my trip. I am now hosting a virtual presentation in January 2011 for those who are interested (for free).

If you are interested in attending, please send me an e-mail and I will send you the details later.

Presentation abstract:

The Use of SharePoint to Support Virtual Team Working and Streamline Portfolio Management
The Shell HR IT department implemented SharePoint for virtual team working and streamlining portfolio management. Early 2010, there were two opportunities for the use of SharePoint:

1.Virtual team working Teams were looking for an easy to use, fit for purpose platform to facilitate virtual teams with document management, resource planning, task management and stakeholder management. For each team the author worked with a focal point to set up a virtual collaboration SharePoint site to facilitate team working, working closely with the end users to meet user requirements. Especially the tailoring of timesaving features like calendar sharing, task management and team communication were winning hearts and minds. As teams were new and most had not worked with SharePoint before, an iterative implementation approach was used to meet user demands and ensure user buy in. During this implementation, several success factors came to light: knowledge manager working closely with the team, quick iterations and ensuring quick wins to convince end users of SharePoint's value.

2. Facilitate end-to-end portfolio management At the same time, there was a need to develop a platform for portfolio management. In the past there were multiple sources of misaligned and incomplete information, which made it difficult to track projects and spend. Different spreadsheets were used which were manually updated. For portfolio management, all spreadsheets were migrated to the SharePoint platform, using the list functionality. This enabled the portfolio manager and the involved stakeholders to maintain and report data in a central, linked location offering one version of truth. This enabled an end-to-end view of the portfolio from innovation to application portfolios. The author used the MIKE2 (ECM implementation) methodology to implement SharePoint with different teams. MIKE2 uses an iterative approach called continuous implementation. This approach divides the development and rollout of the entire system into a series of implementation cycles, which identify and prioritise the portions of the system that can be constructed and rolled out before the entire system is complete.

Key conclusions:

- Position SharePoint as an enabling platform, not as a tool
- A critical success factor is translating user requirements into SharePoint and iterate until the customer is satisfied

 




--
Rick Wallace

636-357-5235

 


Re: Use of SharePoint to support portfolio management and virtual team working #SharePoint #remote-work #webinar

Rick Wallace <rickwallace73@...>
 

I would like to attend as well.  Cheers


On Sat, Dec 18, 2010 at 11:08 PM, Marie-Michelle Strah <marie.strah@...> wrote:
 


Would love to attend as well... great opportunity.

Thanks!

Marie-Michelle Strah, PhD via wireless



From: Chris Riemer <jcr@...>;
To: <sikmleaders@...>;
Subject: RE: [sikmleaders] Use of SharePoint to support portfolio management and virtual team working
Sent: Tue, Dec 14, 2010 1:46:30 PM

 

I'd be interested in attending this virtual presentation, schedule permitting. Thanks for asking.


Chris

 

Chris Riemer
Principal

Knowledge Street LLC

www.knowledgestreet.com

+1 973.292.2949

 

 

From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of dennieheye
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:42 AM
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: [sikmleaders] Use of SharePoint to support portfolio management and virtual team working

 

 

Hello,

I was scheduled to present at the Online Information conference in London two weeks ago, but due to family circumstances had to cancel my trip. I am now hosting a virtual presentation in January 2011 for those who are interested (for free).

If you are interested in attending, please send me an e-mail and I will send you the details later.

Presentation abstract:

The Use of SharePoint to Support Virtual Team Working and Streamline Portfolio Management
The Shell HR IT department implemented SharePoint for virtual team working and streamlining portfolio management. Early 2010, there were two opportunities for the use of SharePoint:

1.Virtual team working Teams were looking for an easy to use, fit for purpose platform to facilitate virtual teams with document management, resource planning, task management and stakeholder management. For each team the author worked with a focal point to set up a virtual collaboration SharePoint site to facilitate team working, working closely with the end users to meet user requirements. Especially the tailoring of timesaving features like calendar sharing, task management and team communication were winning hearts and minds. As teams were new and most had not worked with SharePoint before, an iterative implementation approach was used to meet user demands and ensure user buy in. During this implementation, several success factors came to light: knowledge manager working closely with the team, quick iterations and ensuring quick wins to convince end users of SharePoint's value.

2. Facilitate end-to-end portfolio management At the same time, there was a need to develop a platform for portfolio management. In the past there were multiple sources of misaligned and incomplete information, which made it difficult to track projects and spend. Different spreadsheets were used which were manually updated. For portfolio management, all spreadsheets were migrated to the SharePoint platform, using the list functionality. This enabled the portfolio manager and the involved stakeholders to maintain and report data in a central, linked location offering one version of truth. This enabled an end-to-end view of the portfolio from innovation to application portfolios. The author used the MIKE2 (ECM implementation) methodology to implement SharePoint with different teams. MIKE2 uses an iterative approach called continuous implementation. This approach divides the development and rollout of the entire system into a series of implementation cycles, which identify and prioritise the portions of the system that can be constructed and rolled out before the entire system is complete.

Key conclusions:

- Position SharePoint as an enabling platform, not as a tool
- A critical success factor is translating user requirements into SharePoint and iterate until the customer is satisfied





--
Rick Wallace
636-357-5235


Re: Use of SharePoint to support portfolio management and virtual team working #SharePoint #remote-work #webinar

Marie-Michelle Strah <marie.strah@...>
 


Would love to attend as well... great opportunity.

Thanks!

Marie-Michelle Strah, PhD via wireless



From: Chris Riemer ;
To: ;
Subject: RE: [sikmleaders] Use of SharePoint to support portfolio management and virtual team working
Sent: Tue, Dec 14, 2010 1:46:30 PM

 

I'd be interested in attending this virtual presentation, schedule permitting. Thanks for asking.


Chris

 

Chris Riemer
Principal

Knowledge Street LLC

www.knowledgestreet.com

+1 973.292.2949

 

 

From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of dennieheye
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:42 AM
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: [sikmleaders] Use of SharePoint to support portfolio management and virtual team working

 

 

Hello,

I was scheduled to present at the Online Information conference in London two weeks ago, but due to family circumstances had to cancel my trip. I am now hosting a virtual presentation in January 2011 for those who are interested (for free).

If you are interested in attending, please send me an e-mail and I will send you the details later.

Presentation abstract:

The Use of SharePoint to Support Virtual Team Working and Streamline Portfolio Management
The Shell HR IT department implemented SharePoint for virtual team working and streamlining portfolio management. Early 2010, there were two opportunities for the use of SharePoint:

1.Virtual team working Teams were looking for an easy to use, fit for purpose platform to facilitate virtual teams with document management, resource planning, task management and stakeholder management. For each team the author worked with a focal point to set up a virtual collaboration SharePoint site to facilitate team working, working closely with the end users to meet user requirements. Especially the tailoring of timesaving features like calendar sharing, task management and team communication were winning hearts and minds. As teams were new and most had not worked with SharePoint before, an iterative implementation approach was used to meet user demands and ensure user buy in. During this implementation, several success factors came to light: knowledge manager working closely with the team, quick iterations and ensuring quick wins to convince end users of SharePoint's value.

2. Facilitate end-to-end portfolio management At the same time, there was a need to develop a platform for portfolio management. In the past there were multiple sources of misaligned and incomplete information, which made it difficult to track projects and spend. Different spreadsheets were used which were manually updated. For portfolio management, all spreadsheets were migrated to the SharePoint platform, using the list functionality. This enabled the portfolio manager and the involved stakeholders to maintain and report data in a central, linked location offering one version of truth. This enabled an end-to-end view of the portfolio from innovation to application portfolios. The author used the MIKE2 (ECM implementation) methodology to implement SharePoint with different teams. MIKE2 uses an iterative approach called continuous implementation. This approach divides the development and rollout of the entire system into a series of implementation cycles, which identify and prioritise the portions of the system that can be constructed and rolled out before the entire system is complete.

Key conclusions:

- Position SharePoint as an enabling platform, not as a tool
- A critical success factor is translating user requirements into SharePoint and iterate until the customer is satisfied



Re: Improving our monthly calls #monthly-call

Steven Wieneke <swieneke@...>
 

Hi Stan,

As we spoke, I am happy to host 3 calls starting in May 2011 using the
Midwest KM Community "Insight" format.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Regards,

Steven Wieneke
President
Enterprise Learning & Knowledge Awareness Coach
Wieneke & Wieneke, Inc.
www.elkawareness.com
cell: 248.535.0427


I'm following up on the recent thread on improving our monthly calls.
If you are willing to test any of the ideas suggested, or any new one
not previously suggested, I am asking for volunteers to step forward who
will agree to host a future call or series of calls. Please reply to
indicate your willingness to do so, and what you would like to try.
Thanks for your help.



Request for Doctoral Interview #research #knowledge-transfer

Thomas Blumer
 

Hello,

My name is Thomas Blumer and I am working on my doctoral dissertation entitled "Best Practices for Knowledge Transfer in Mergers and Acquisitions." The purpose of the study is to identify and explore best practices of knowledge transfer in M&A with a focus on the US enterprise software industry. Finding best practices in such harsh conditions may improve the outcome of future M&A integrations and may enhance knowledge transfer in general.

If you are a SIKM member and have first hand M&A experience, preferable in the high-tech industry, I would be very interested to talk to you. Your participation would involve a telephonic interview of approximately 60 minutes and your identity remains strictly confidential.

I look forward to hearing from you. Simply send me an email and propose a few meeting options and I will set up a meeting and provide you with more information. I wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

Best regards,

Thomas Blumer
tfb@...
+1 (805) 452 5731

PS: The results of the study will be presented at one of the future SIKM calls and study participants will receive a copy of the full dissertation.


Re: Improving our monthly calls #monthly-call

Stan Garfield
 

I'm following up on the recent thread on improving our monthly calls.
If you are willing to test any of the ideas suggested, or any new one
not previously suggested, I am asking for volunteers to step forward who
will agree to host a future call or series of calls. Please reply to
indicate your willingness to do so, and what you would like to try.
Thanks for your help.


Midwest KM Supper Dec 16 6:30 pm Clarkston, MI #local

Stan Garfield
 

For those of you in the Detroit area.

Midwest Knowledge Mangement Supper

  • Thursday, December 16, 2010 • 6:30 PM
  • Hosted by Karla Phlypo-Price
  • Union Woodshop
  • 18 S. Main
  • Clarkston, MI 48346
  • 248.394.0510

The Midwest KM Community is celebrating the holidays! You and your partner are invited to attend a holiday supper at the new Union Woodshop restaurant in Clarkston (formerly the Clarkston Cafe).

Please RSVP to Karla Phlypo karla.s.phlypo@... today so she can reserve the right number of seats.


SIKM Boston Meeting December 23, 2010, 8-10 AM #local

Stan Garfield
 

For those of you in the Boston area, if you are interested in participating in  the SIKM Boston local chapter, contact Kate Pugh at katepugh@...

SIKM Boston Meeting December 23, 2010, 8-10 AM
Location: Isaacson, Miller - 263 Summer Street, Boston
 
For those of you joining us on Thursday, Dec 23rd, below please see directions and phone-in information.
 
Host: Core Team (Glynys Thomas, Joe Wehr, Kate Pugh, Paula Cohen, and Jack Vinson) 
Dialin: Conference number:  605 475 6036, Participant code:  329055
Location: Isaacson, Miller (new office, for those of you who attended in our sad old office space in the Back Bay): 263 Summer Street, 7th floor. This is just over the (very windy) bridge from South Station, at the corner of Melcher and Summer Streets -- it's the curved building with "Boston Wharf Co. Industrial Real Estate" on a giant red sign on the roof. There is a fair amount of on-street parking, and parking lots nearby.


Re: Use of SharePoint to support portfolio management and virtual team working #SharePoint #remote-work #webinar

Chris Riemer
 

I'd be interested in attending this virtual presentation, schedule permitting. Thanks for asking.


Chris

 

Chris Riemer
Principal

Knowledge Street LLC

www.knowledgestreet.com

+1 973.292.2949

 

 

From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of dennieheye
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:42 AM
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: [sikmleaders] Use of SharePoint to support portfolio management and virtual team working

 

 

Hello,

I was scheduled to present at the Online Information conference in London two weeks ago, but due to family circumstances had to cancel my trip. I am now hosting a virtual presentation in January 2011 for those who are interested (for free).

If you are interested in attending, please send me an e-mail and I will send you the details later.

Presentation abstract:

The Use of SharePoint to Support Virtual Team Working and Streamline Portfolio Management
The Shell HR IT department implemented SharePoint for virtual team working and streamlining portfolio management. Early 2010, there were two opportunities for the use of SharePoint:

1.Virtual team working Teams were looking for an easy to use, fit for purpose platform to facilitate virtual teams with document management, resource planning, task management and stakeholder management. For each team the author worked with a focal point to set up a virtual collaboration SharePoint site to facilitate team working, working closely with the end users to meet user requirements. Especially the tailoring of timesaving features like calendar sharing, task management and team communication were winning hearts and minds. As teams were new and most had not worked with SharePoint before, an iterative implementation approach was used to meet user demands and ensure user buy in. During this implementation, several success factors came to light: knowledge manager working closely with the team, quick iterations and ensuring quick wins to convince end users of SharePoint's value.

2. Facilitate end-to-end portfolio management At the same time, there was a need to develop a platform for portfolio management. In the past there were multiple sources of misaligned and incomplete information, which made it difficult to track projects and spend. Different spreadsheets were used which were manually updated. For portfolio management, all spreadsheets were migrated to the SharePoint platform, using the list functionality. This enabled the portfolio manager and the involved stakeholders to maintain and report data in a central, linked location offering one version of truth. This enabled an end-to-end view of the portfolio from innovation to application portfolios. The author used the MIKE2 (ECM implementation) methodology to implement SharePoint with different teams. MIKE2 uses an iterative approach called continuous implementation. This approach divides the development and rollout of the entire system into a series of implementation cycles, which identify and prioritise the portions of the system that can be constructed and rolled out before the entire system is complete.

Key conclusions:

- Position SharePoint as an enabling platform, not as a tool
- A critical success factor is translating user requirements into SharePoint and iterate until the customer is satisfied


Use of SharePoint to support portfolio management and virtual team working #SharePoint #remote-work #webinar

Dennie Heye
 

Hello,

I was scheduled to present at the Online Information conference in London two weeks ago, but due to family circumstances had to cancel my trip. I am now hosting a virtual presentation in January 2011 for those who are interested (for free).

If you are interested in attending, please send me an e-mail and I will send you the details later.

Presentation abstract:

The Use of SharePoint to Support Virtual Team Working and Streamline Portfolio Management
The Shell HR IT department implemented SharePoint for virtual team working and streamlining portfolio management. Early 2010, there were two opportunities for the use of SharePoint:

1.Virtual team working Teams were looking for an easy to use, fit for purpose platform to facilitate virtual teams with document management, resource planning, task management and stakeholder management. For each team the author worked with a focal point to set up a virtual collaboration SharePoint site to facilitate team working, working closely with the end users to meet user requirements. Especially the tailoring of timesaving features like calendar sharing, task management and team communication were winning hearts and minds. As teams were new and most had not worked with SharePoint before, an iterative implementation approach was used to meet user demands and ensure user buy in. During this implementation, several success factors came to light: knowledge manager working closely with the team, quick iterations and ensuring quick wins to convince end users of SharePoint's value.

2. Facilitate end-to-end portfolio management At the same time, there was a need to develop a platform for portfolio management. In the past there were multiple sources of misaligned and incomplete information, which made it difficult to track projects and spend. Different spreadsheets were used which were manually updated. For portfolio management, all spreadsheets were migrated to the SharePoint platform, using the list functionality. This enabled the portfolio manager and the involved stakeholders to maintain and report data in a central, linked location offering one version of truth. This enabled an end-to-end view of the portfolio from innovation to application portfolios. The author used the MIKE2 (ECM implementation) methodology to implement SharePoint with different teams. MIKE2 uses an iterative approach called continuous implementation. This approach divides the development and rollout of the entire system into a series of implementation cycles, which identify and prioritise the portions of the system that can be constructed and rolled out before the entire system is complete.

Key conclusions:

- Position SharePoint as an enabling platform, not as a tool
- A critical success factor is translating user requirements into SharePoint and iterate until the customer is satisfied


Information Management Clinic & ECM Maturity Survey #survey #content-management #maturity

Matt Moore <innotecture@...>
 
Edited

Hello,

A couple of things:


- I can't seem to get enough of surveys at the moment. So Keith DLR & I have
taken the open source ECM3 maturity model https://ecmmaturity.wordpress.com/about/ and survey-fied it.

I really have no idea what the results will produce but it will be fun to give
it a go (and there is, naturally, a prize draw).

- Keith & I will also be running a "back to basics" session on information
management in Melbourne in March 2011. I certainly seem to get a lot of interest
from clients and potential clients about these
topics: https://innotecture.com.au/2010/12/13/im/

Regards,

Matt


Session on using social media to enable knowledge transfer? #knowledge-transfer #social-media

Kent <kentgreenes@...>
 

Stan et al,

i'd like to share some recent findings from a research working group i recently completed on 'knowledge transfer in a digital world'. let me know if this is something you'd like to schedule...

Kent


Re: Improving our monthly calls #monthly-call

Stan Garfield
 

Thanks for all of the suggestions.  Here is the current upcoming schedule of calls:

  • 2010-12-21 Albert Simard Knowledge Agenda for the Centre for Security Science
  • 2011-01-18 Michael Brown A Net-Centric Approach to Tacit Knowlege Management
  • 2011-02-15 Steve Cayzer KM for Students
  • 2011-03-15 Dave Thomas Implementing content rating behind the firewall
  • 2011-04-19 Steve Denning Why Great KM Programs Fail

Steve Wieneke, are you willing to coordinate your suggested approach beginning in May 2011?


--- In sikmleaders@..., "Steven Wieneke" wrote:
>
> Stan,
>
> I would like to experience all of the suggestions. I suspect that the
> proposed formats may prove more effective based on the "chemistry" of the
> presenter, the topic and the interest of the participants. Regardless of
> the format, a robust conversation/discussion requires a commitment from
> all participants to participate.
>
> My suggestion is to experiment in 2011/2012 with all of proposals. Those
> interested in a particular format would sign up in quarterly blocks (3
> month intervals) and demonstrate that format. Suggest starting with the
> less complex formats first allowing time for the more complex formats to
> prepare.
>
> Suggest a small core team (3 – 4 folks) for each format defines their
> format. The core team administrates their 3 month block. The alternative
> is the Presenter/Facilitator selects which format to use (sign up would
> need to be organized by format type by Quarter).
>
> The 2011/2012 presentation would provide learning opportunities in
> discussion formats and topics.
>
> Listed in increasing complexity (requiring Web 2.0 technologies) are six
> (6) proposals found in the string of emails:
>
> 1. Anonymous (Stan Garfield)
>
> Midwest KM Symposium Format – Short structured presentation followed by a
> group discussion. Structured Insight includes: Scenario, Insight,
> Application and Source.
>
> 2. Tom Short
>
> Facilitator led discussion on a specific topic.
>
> 3. Bruce Karney and Matt Moore
>
> Ninety minute discussion divided into three 30 minute blocks of 20 minutes
> of content followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. Where appropriate, the Host
> would interact with Facilitator encouraging discussion.
>
> 4. Tom Flanagan
>
> An Expert Review format of a case study or a story format (story created
> by a small group) and supplement with interpretative structural modeling.
>
> 5. Clifford Sacks and Al Simard
>
> Facilitator led Q&A session using a combination of chatting and phone
> discussion.
>
> 6. Jack Vinson, Patrick Lambe and John David Smith
>
> Facilitator led webinar with a chat/IM session along with a moderated back
> channel discussion.
>
> Regards,
>
> Steven Wieneke
> President
> Enterprise Learning & Knowledge Awareness Coach
> Wieneke & Wieneke, Inc.
> www.elkawareness.com
> cell: 248.535.0427


SharePoint Consulting Opportunity in Bay Area #jobs

Bruce Richard
 

This came into from one of my LinkedIn Groups...Mariela appears to be a legitimate recruiter.

Sharepoint Consultant – Santa Cruz CA (Onsite Interview Required) – Please email resume to mgagnon@...

Position Duration: 2-3 Months
Location: Santa Cruz CA
Start: ASAP
Openings: 1
Employment Type: W2 Hourly / Corp to Corp

*** If this position is not the right fit for your background - Do you possibly know anyone that may be a fit - referring a friend is a great thing to do.

Our Client is looking for some help with an upcoming SharePoint 2007 to 2010 upgrade project. They need someone who has successfully done this in an enterprise environment. You would be working with a Junior team – so they need someone who can advise the group of all the new features on 2010. However Client is looking for a consultant who has actually done this before.

Please email resumes to mgagnon@...

I am always looking to network, so if you are in the market or are just interested in hearing about future opportunities, please send me a current resume and your salary or hourly requirements. We receive over 15 direct opportunities per week- so we are always looking for top quality candidates like yourself. I hope you connect with me on Linkedin (www.linkedin.com/in/marielagagnon) and follow me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/RecruitmentProf)

Best of luck!


Re: SIKM Leaders Dinner @ KM World 2010 - Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm - please RSVP by November 11 #KMWorld

Arthur Shelley
 

Stan,

 

Sorry I missed the gathering, but seems like a good conversation as always.

I enjoyed being involved in the SIKM leaders meeting in Boston whilst I was there a few weeks ago.

Fantastic conversations on a range of opportunities (and continued afterwards).

 

The idea of using SIKM leaders to push boundaries in a safe fail way is a great idea and something that we can practice m ore as professionals.

 

Regards,
Arthur Shelley
Founder: Intelligent Answers & Organizational Zoo Ambassadors Network
Author:
The Organizational Zoo & Being a Successful Knowledge Leader
Twitter:
Metaphorage
Blog: http//organizationalzoo.blogspot.com 
Ph +61 413 047 408  Skype: Arthur.Shelley 
Free Zoo Behavioural Profiles:
www.organizationalzoo.com


From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of StanGarfield
Sent: Saturday, 20 November 2010 3:38 AM
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: [sikmleaders] SIKM Dinner at KMWorld

 

 

Thanks to the efforts of Sue Hanley, we held a wonderful dinner on Wednesday during KMWorld.  36 people attended and spent the evening networking, talking, and enjoying a fine meal.

I asked the participants to discuss three topics during dinner:

  1. What can you present on a monthly SIKM Leaders Community call?
  2. How can we improve the monthly calls?
  3. What would you recommend to someone new to knowledge management who wants to develop expertise in the field?

I would like to ask all of you to reply to this thread with your answers to these questions.  To get you started, here is what Paul Neiswander, Bill Dixon, and the rest of the table in the corner near the door came up with:

  1. Possible topics
    1. multi-lingual taxonomy
    2. personal knowledge management
  1. Improvements
    1. identify some specific initiatives that SIKM could collaborate on to achieve insights.
      1. Perhaps SIKM Insights
      2. Perhaps we can set up a collaboration site (wiki)
    1. instigate a mentor program for new SIKM members (or those who would like a mentor)
  1. Tell something to someone
    1. Bill Dixon suggests that advising new members to "challenge your KM boundaries" and not to be afraid to "engage in conversations where you might feel vulnerable". 
    2. The SIKM community is an ideal place to push some boundaries in a "safe" environment.

I will reply to this thread with the responses of others who attended, but before doing so, I would like to hear from other members, both those who attended and those who were unable to attend.  Thanks for your participation in this discussion.


Re: Improving our monthly calls #monthly-call

Steven Wieneke <swieneke@...>
 
Edited

Stan,

I would like to experience all of the suggestions. I suspect that the
proposed formats may prove more effective based on the chemistry of the
presenter, the topic and the interest of the participants. Regardless of
the format, a robust conversation/discussion requires a commitment from
all participants to participate.

My suggestion is to experiment in 2011/2012 with all of proposals. Those
interested in a particular format would sign up in quarterly blocks (3
month intervals) and demonstrate that format. Suggest starting with the
less complex formats first allowing time for the more complex formats to
prepare.

Suggest a small core team (3 4 folks) for each format defines their
format. The core team administrates their 3 month block. The alternative
is the Presenter/Facilitator selects which format to use (sign up would
need to be organized by format type by Quarter).

The 2011/2012 presentation would provide learning opportunities in
discussion formats and topics.

Listed in increasing complexity (requiring Web 2.0 technologies) are six
(6) proposals found in the string of emails:

1. Anonymous (Stan Garfield)

Midwest KM Symposium Format Short structured presentation followed by a
group discussion. Structured Insight includes: Scenario, Insight,
Application and Source.

2. Tom Short

Facilitator led discussion on a specific topic.

3. Bruce Karney and Matt Moore

Ninety minute discussion divided into three 30 minute blocks of 20 minutes
of content followed by 10 minutes of Q&A. Where appropriate, the Host
would interact with Facilitator encouraging discussion.

4. Tom Flanagan

An Expert Review format of a case study or a story format (story created
by a small group) and supplement with interpretative structural modeling.

5. Clifford Sacks and Al Simard

Facilitator led Q&A session using a combination of chatting and phone
discussion.

6. Jack Vinson, Patrick Lambe and John David Smith

Facilitator led webinar with a chat/IM session along with a moderated back
channel discussion.

Regards,

Steven Wieneke
President
Enterprise Learning & Knowledge Awareness Coach
Wieneke & Wieneke, Inc.
www.elkawareness.com
cell: 248.535.0427


Here is a comment made by one of our members:

"The SIKM calls have been feeling dry to me. I wish there was more
interaction between members beyond the occasional questions that
are directed at the presenter. How about changing up the format a
little and going with a format more like the insight format used at the
Midwest KM Symposium (http://sites.google.com/site/midwestkmcommunity/
<http://sites.google.com/site/midwestkmcommunity/> )?

The presenter would need to be more focused on facilitating a
conversation more than presenting their story for the call. They would
need to limit themselves to 10 or 15 minutes and plan for facilitating
discussion in the remainder of the time.

If we have too many people on individual calls, maybe we have people
sign up to be the primary discussers on a particular call."

What do you think of this suggestion? What other suggestions do you
have for improving the calls? Are you willing to present, lead a
discussion, share an insight, or otherwise facilitate a call?


Re: Improving our monthly calls #monthly-call

TRflanagan@...
 

Tom,
 
I'd like to respond to your proposal for a new approach to organize a topic for group discussion ..... It seems that we could either take a case study approach, use an expert review, or we could create a story around a preliminary consensus crafted in a small group .... and then challenge our understanding of the consensus view with a larger audience.  The case study approach tends to open up the scope of different experiences yet seldom comes toward some generalized take-home conclusions (which is, of course, fine too).  Expert reviews are the norm.  I think that challenging a preliminary or proto-consensus view might be interesting.  My suggestion would be to consider using some interpretive structural modeling (ISM) tool with a small group to construct a map (like a root cause diagram) and then bring this to the larger group were we might focus on the "influence" that specific elements of the map seem to have upon each other.  Talking across ISM maps helps focus dialogue, particularly in large groups.  This is, of course, a generic approach.. which, if successful with our audiences, might be used for any number of topics. 
 
I could add detail off line if this sounds interesting.
 
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In a message dated 11/21/2010 11:21:51 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, thomas.m.barfield@... writes:

I'd like to see us mix it up a little bit. Maybe once in a while one of us (or a group) could organize a topic that is less presentation of what we have done and more of a discussion. The discussion might be focused on an area that is challenging one or more of us. Some of this sort of thing happens in our discussion board - might be nice to bring this into the live call.

Example topics that I am thinking about:
- Am I a SME in a subject area (ex. banking) that also has some knowledge sharing skills or am I knowledge management expert that has some SME skills in a topic area? When is one model better than the other?
- Is there a level of granularity for a CoP (size of audience, topics, geographic presence..) - we are experiencing what feels like too many granular communities forming (ex. banking, banking London, Commercial banking Spain...) which is making it difficult for users and content owners.
- Related to the last two questions - what are success stories at engaging a topic champion in setting clear goals/outcomes for a community. I am seeing a bigger demand for communities - though many die on the vine. We are starting to turn the heat up on champions before we agree to create communities - which is creating other challenges.

A good meaty discussion gets tougher the more people we have on a call. Anyone have ideas on how to facilitate a deeper dive in that forum? Maybe we'd have to have to publicize the topic and take a couple volunteers who want to be the featured discussers who'd take the lead in discussing.

Tom


Re: Improving our monthly calls #monthly-call

tombarfield75 <thomas.m.barfield@...>
 

I'd like to see us mix it up a little bit. Maybe once in a while one of us (or a group) could organize a topic that is less presentation of what we have done and more of a discussion. The discussion might be focused on an area that is challenging one or more of us. Some of this sort of thing happens in our discussion board - might be nice to bring this into the live call.

Example topics that I am thinking about:
- Am I a SME in a subject area (ex. banking) that also has some knowledge sharing skills or am I knowledge management expert that has some SME skills in a topic area? When is one model better than the other?
- Is there a level of granularity for a CoP (size of audience, topics, geographic presence..) - we are experiencing what feels like too many granular communities forming (ex. banking, banking London, Commercial banking Spain...) which is making it difficult for users and content owners.
- Related to the last two questions - what are success stories at engaging a topic champion in setting clear goals/outcomes for a community. I am seeing a bigger demand for communities - though many die on the vine. We are starting to turn the heat up on champions before we agree to create communities - which is creating other challenges.

A good meaty discussion gets tougher the more people we have on a call. Anyone have ideas on how to facilitate a deeper dive in that forum? Maybe we'd have to have to publicize the topic and take a couple volunteers who want to be the featured discussers who'd take the lead in discussing.

Tom


Call for Presentations for APQC's 2011 KM Conference #call-for #conferences #APQC

Lee, Jim <jlee@...>
 

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The deadline to submit an abstract is December 3, 2010. Visit www.apqc.org/km2011call to review the guidelines for submission, and then submit your abstract using our online form. If selected to present, you will receive a complimentary registration for the entire two-day conference.

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Re: Improving our monthly calls #monthly-call

Matt Moore <innotecture@...>
 

My experience last year was kinda interesting. I recorded the presentation as a 20 min slidecast and then ran the session as a discussion* with structured questions. I enjoyed it even if no one else did.

If you are going to have a discussion then you do need to have questions to ask participants and some kind of structure to fall back on (altho be prepared to deviate from that if a promising discussion thread emerges).

I also like the the use of chat - altho again a little structure goes a long way ("hey, let's stop and review some key points here"). One observation I would make is that if you use virtual meeting / online classroom tech (webex, dimdim, netmeeting, etc), you can guarantee that out of 100% of possible attendees - 60% will have everything work perfectly, 10% will not be able to join, 10% will drop in and out, 10% will get a horrible lag and 10% will have an equipment issue (e.g. forgetting headsets for VOIP).

I would agree with Al, Bruce, John & others that session benefit from a structured mix of activities (presenting, discussing). I myself can last about 10 mins before I start fighting the urge to interupt, to question, etc** but I realise that this is not true for others.

*I was also slightly late because I handed my then newborn son just before I was about to fire up my laptop. Advise to presenters: Ensure infants are stowed at least 15 mins before the call commencing.
**I am a notorious pain in the !!! at F2F conferences in Australia.

 

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