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Re: Wiki #wikis

Arthur Shelley
 

I have been experimenting with wikis to facilitate collaborative behaviours between my MBA students.  They work together in their assignments to build an on line knowledge encyclopedia.  We are in the third iteration of this and the stand of work has got better with each iteration.  Just as I left Cadbury last year we were also “playing” with wikis to build collective tome of knowledge using internal experts from different parts of the world.

 

Certainly I would expect we could build a very interesting volume within this community.  The KM pages of Wikipedia are quite limited and could do with some updating as well.  Maybe there is a challenge for us.  I will contribute to our SIKM community next week.

Regards

Arthur Shelley
Author: The Organizational Zoo A Survival Guide to Workplace Behavior
www.organizationalzoo.com
Ph +61 413 047 408


From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of Lee, Jim
Sent: Saturday, 26 July 2008 7:39 AM
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: [sikmleaders] Re: Wiki

 

Thanks for the opportunity to weigh in. Interestingly, as Stan points out the ability of any SIKM member to lead a wiki is independent of a host source, such as APQC. A wiki is the perfect example of a true peer-to-peer app, as well as being one of the most visible open source tools as well. So while we use wikis within APQC, I think Stan’s guidance here to start one through the many sources available is the way to go. Good luck with it, and I hope we’ll be able to make useful contributions to it also.

 

 

Jim Lee, PMP

APQC

123 North Post Oak Lane

Houston, TX 77024

O: +1.713.893.7790   C: +1.216.338.3548

email: jlee@...

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Re: Wiki #wikis

John D. Smith <john.smith@...>
 


 
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Re: Wiki #wikis

Yao Ge
 

hmm.... maybe invitation is required. I have invited your a few others. Let me know if that makes a different.
-Yao


From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of Mark D Neff
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 6:17 PM
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: [sikmleaders] Edit function?


Just went to the site. It is not clear how to edit the page or even if I can. If it is open then we should all be able to edit it.

Mark




"Ge, Yao (Y.)"
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I justed created one, it currently open to public.
http://sites.google.com/site/midwestkm/
-Yao


From: sikmleaders@yahoogroups.com [mailto:sikmleaders@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Lee, Jim
Sent:
Friday, July 25, 2008 5:39 PM
To:
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Subject:
[sikmleaders] Re: Wiki

Thanks for the opportunity to weigh in. Interestingly, as Stan points out the ability of any SIKM member to lead a wiki is independent of a host source, such as APQC. A wiki is the perfect example of a true peer-to-peer app, as well as being one of the most visible open source tools as well. So while we use wikis within APQC, I think Stan’s guidance here to start one through the many sources available is the way to go. Good luck with it, and I hope we’ll be able to make useful contributions to it also.

Jim Lee, PMP

APQC

123 North Post Oak Lane

Houston, TX 77024

O: +1.713.893.7790   C: +1.216.338.3548

email: jlee@...

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Wiki #wikis

Mark D Neff <mneff@...>
 


Just went to the site. It is not clear how to edit the page or even if I can. If it is open then we should all be able to edit it.

Mark




"Ge, Yao (Y.)" <yge@...>
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I justed created one, it currently open to public.
http://sites.google.com/site/midwestkm/
-Yao


From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of Lee, Jim
Sent:
Friday, July 25, 2008 5:39 PM
To:
sikmleaders@...
Subject:
[sikmleaders] Re: Wiki

Thanks for the opportunity to weigh in. Interestingly, as Stan points out the ability of any SIKM member to lead a wiki is independent of a host source, such as APQC. A wiki is the perfect example of a true peer-to-peer app, as well as being one of the most visible open source tools as well. So while we use wikis within APQC, I think Stan’s guidance here to start one through the many sources available is the way to go. Good luck with it, and I hope we’ll be able to make useful contributions to it also.

Jim Lee, PMP

APQC

123 North Post Oak Lane

Houston, TX 77024

O: +1.713.893.7790   C: +1.216.338.3548

email: jlee@...

Yahoo, AOL, Skype IM: jimpmp2000

Windows Live Messenger: jimleesr@...

text messaging: 2163383548@...



Re: Wiki #wikis

Yao Ge
 

I justed created one, it currently open to public.
-Yao


From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of Lee, Jim
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 5:39 PM
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: [sikmleaders] Re: Wiki

Thanks for the opportunity to weigh in. Interestingly, as Stan points out the ability of any SIKM member to lead a wiki is independent of a host source, such as APQC. A wiki is the perfect example of a true peer-to-peer app, as well as being one of the most visible open source tools as well. So while we use wikis within APQC, I think Stan’s guidance here to start one through the many sources available is the way to go. Good luck with it, and I hope we’ll be able to make useful contributions to it also.

Jim Lee, PMP

APQC

123 North Post Oak Lane

Houston, TX 77024

O: +1.713.893.7790   C: +1.216.338.3548

email: jlee@...

Yahoo, AOL, Skype IM: jimpmp2000

Windows Live Messenger: jimleesr@sbcglobal.net

text messaging: 2163383548@messaging.sprintpcs.com


Re: Wiki #wikis

Lee, Jim <jlee@...>
 

Thanks for the opportunity to weigh in. Interestingly, as Stan points out the ability of any SIKM member to lead a wiki is independent of a host source, such as APQC. A wiki is the perfect example of a true peer-to-peer app, as well as being one of the most visible open source tools as well. So while we use wikis within APQC, I think Stan’s guidance here to start one through the many sources available is the way to go. Good luck with it, and I hope we’ll be able to make useful contributions to it also.

 

 

Jim Lee, PMP

APQC

123 North Post Oak Lane

Houston, TX 77024

O: +1.713.893.7790   C: +1.216.338.3548

email: jlee@...

Yahoo, AOL, Skype IM: jimpmp2000

Windows Live Messenger: jimleesr@...

text messaging: 2163383548@...

 

 


Re: Wiki #wikis

Martin@Cleaver.org <martin@...>
 


Re: Wiki #wikis

Stan Garfield
 


Re: Document aging related to Expertise #expertise-location

vs_shenoy <vs_shenoy@...>
 

Michael,

I've been thinking about this one, and the more I think about it I
keep coming back to what Relevance you want for your search. And some
interesting questions related to that:
1. Would expertise (read document) related to a patent show come up
higher if the patent was close to expiry?
2. Would the document's content/context always rank higher compared to
age?

Those are the ones I could think of without convoluting what you are
trying to do. There are mathematical models that revolve around tf-idf
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tf-idf). I had only read about this
stuff since first working in book indexing years ago, but I haven't
done any mathematical modeling to come up with how to add relevance
weights myself. I was in a group that decided relevance, but wasn't
the subject matter really well. A domain map/taxonomy might help as
well. Very interesting stuff :).

I tried to approach it from a traditional point of contact (SME) for
your problem, but I'm sure you've already gotten that part figured
out. I'd be glad to discuss with you further if you liked. Let me know.

Thanks,
Vinod

--- In sikmleaders@..., Michael Fulton
<cincibuckeyenut@...> wrote:

I am working on a expertise finding yellow pages project within P&G,
specifically for R&D. One of the questions that has come up as we try
and weigh all the different internal sources of expertise is around
document age. If we have a learning report that is 10 years old, how
valid is that expertise compared to one from the last year?
Obviously, the impact of aging is different per expertise source as
well, since a patent would have a much longer life as a valid
expertise source.

Has anyone done any research or have any knowledge of research
related to this topic?

Michael Fulton
Procter & Gamble
Product Innovation Capability - Knowledge & Connections
Initiative Manager / Systems Architect


Re: Document aging related to Expertise #expertise-location

Michael Fulton <cincibuckeyenut@...>
 

Do we have a SIKM wiki? If not, is that something the APCQ group would host for us if we were willing to use it and we entered that partnership?

I'd be willing to start the wiki conversation if someone can point me to a preferred location.

Mike

--- On Thu, 7/24/08, Albert Simard <simarda@...> wrote:

From: Albert Simard <simarda@...>
Subject: Re: [sikmleaders] Document aging related to Expertise
To: cincibuckeyenut@..., sikmleaders@...
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2008, 11:00 AM
Michael -

I am not aware of research on the subject (not the same as
saying that
it doesn't exist), but as a KMer in an S&T
organization, I've given it
some thought. For what it's worth...

There is the well-defined aspect of life-cycle management
within the
field of records management. Although knowledge
doesn't expire as
records do, I feel that there are a number of useful
principles that
might be applied to S&T content.

In science, even outdated published material are archived
forever as
part of the scientific historical record. I can't
begin to count the
number of times that I've read (and written) about the
first mention of
a subject by someone who wrote about it 50 or 100 years
before we
recognized it as a discipline. Even here, however, there
are criteria
for deciding whether or not to permanently archive a
record; again, a
possible source of principles for S&T content.

In S&T, some knowledge (e.g., Newton's law of
gravity), some information
(e.g., of historical significance), and some data (e.g.,
climate) never
expire whereas other content, relating to obsolete
technology, outdated
reports, or yesterday's weather become obsolete over
time.

Thus, S&T content has parallel challenges to those that
have been
resolved for records. Do we preserve something forever or
for less than
forever; and if less than forever, how long? The task
would be to
develop criteria & indicators to evaluate various forms
of content in
terms of their relative permanence. I can think of no one
better
trained in this sort of thing than librarians with
subject-matter
backgrounds.

Having possibly provided the 1% inspiration, all that
remains is the 99%
perspiration to develop the criteria and indicators. I
dunno - if there
is enough interest in the subject and there isn't an
adequate
literature, perhaps other SIKM members might have an
interest (as I do)
in setting up a wiki somewhere and having a go at seeing
what we can
construct together.

Al Simard


Re: New Position #jobs #personal

vs_shenoy <vs_shenoy@...>
 

Stan,

Congrats on the new job. I should also laud your efforts in this
group, I've gone absolute learn crazy trying to read as many posts and
blogs linked to various members of this group (including your own
blog). An absolute treasure trove, but I'm sure you've heard that before.

Glad to be a part of the group and hope to learn and share with all
the members of the group.

Thanks,
Vinod




--- In sikmleaders@..., "Stan Garfield" <stangarfield@...>
wrote:


Thanks to all of the SIKM Leaders Community members who have expressed
interest in my job search. I greatly appreciate all of the support.

I have accepted the position with PriceWaterhouse Coopers starting
August 18. I will be part of the Retail & Consumer industries
leadership team as the KM lead. I will relocate to Tampa in January.

If you are currently seeking a new position, please let me know. I will
be glad to share information on other openings.

Regards,
Stan
http://stangarfield.googlepages.com/
<http://stangarfield.googlepages.com/>


Re: Document aging related to Expertise #expertise-location

Aronovitz <Aronovitz@...>
 

I'm not sure if this applies directly to the question but here goes anyway.
- Whenever we added content we asked the submitter to estimate a date by which the material may be out of date
- On a monthly basis we communicated to those submitters that had provided content that was approaching the out of date date asking them to determine if it's still OK or needs to be updated or deleted
 
Most people followed this process well with the result being that we rarely had an issue with out of date content


Re: Document aging related to Expertise #expertise-location

Valdis Krebs <valdis@...>
 

Michael,

How often do people use that document? And who uses the document? How? A document is influential/valid to the extent that people use it in their work and to create new documents from it. Is it often re- used, a conduit to new documents? Don't judge a document in isolation, judge its value from how it is used!

Done several projects like this on the ACTUAL use of documents/data bases/resources/web sites/etc. -- can do this analysis by process/ department/team/topic/etc.

Valdis Krebs
http://www.orgnet.com
http://www.thenetworkthinker.com

On Jul 24, 2008, at 10:17 AM, Michael Fulton wrote:

I am working on a expertise finding yellow pages project within P&G, specifically for R&D. One of the questions that has come up as we try and weigh all the different internal sources of expertise is around document age. If we have a learning report that is 10 years old, how valid is that expertise compared to one from the last year? Obviously, the impact of aging is different per expertise source as well, since a patent would have a much longer life as a valid expertise source.

Has anyone done any research or have any knowledge of research related to this topic?

Michael Fulton
Procter & Gamble
Product Innovation Capability - Knowledge & Connections
Initiative Manager / Systems Architect




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Re: Document aging related to Expertise #expertise-location

Albert Simard <simarda@...>
 

Michael -
 
I am not aware of research on the subject (not the same as saying that it doesn't exist), but as a KMer in an S&T organization, I've given it some thought.  For what it's worth...
 
There is the well-defined aspect of life-cycle management within the field of records management.  Although knowledge doesn't expire as records do, I feel that there are a number of useful principles that might be applied to S&T content. 
 
In science, even outdated published material are archived forever as part of the scientific historical record.  I can't begin to count the number of times that I've read (and written) about the first mention of a subject by someone who wrote about it 50 or 100 years before we recognized it as a discipline.  Even here, however, there are criteria for deciding whether or not to permanently archive a record; again, a possible source of principles for S&T content.
 
In S&T, some knowledge (e.g., Newton's law of gravity), some information (e.g., of historical significance), and some data (e.g., climate) never expire whereas other content, relating to obsolete technology, outdated reports, or yesterday's weather become obsolete over time. 
 
Thus, S&T content has parallel challenges to those that have been resolved for records.  Do we preserve something forever or for less than forever; and if less than forever, how long?  The task would be to develop criteria & indicators to evaluate various forms of content in terms of their relative permanence.  I can think of no one better trained in this sort of thing than librarians with subject-matter backgrounds.  
 
Having possibly provided the 1% inspiration, all that remains is the 99% perspiration to develop the criteria and indicators.  I dunno - if there is enough interest in the subject and there isn't an adequate literature, perhaps other SIKM members might have an interest (as I do) in setting up a wiki somewhere and having a go at seeing what we can construct together.
 
Al Simard


Document aging related to Expertise #expertise-location

Michael Fulton <cincibuckeyenut@...>
 

I am working on a expertise finding yellow pages project within P&G, specifically for R&D. One of the questions that has come up as we try and weigh all the different internal sources of expertise is around document age. If we have a learning report that is 10 years old, how valid is that expertise compared to one from the last year? Obviously, the impact of aging is different per expertise source as well, since a patent would have a much longer life as a valid expertise source.

Has anyone done any research or have any knowledge of research related to this topic?

Michael Fulton
Procter & Gamble
Product Innovation Capability - Knowledge & Connections
Initiative Manager / Systems Architect


Re: New Position #jobs #personal

Funke, Marcus <marcus.funke@...>
 

Congratulations Stan!

All the best for a successful transition and a prospering future at PWC.
I’m expressing these wishes with mixed feelings because I really enjoyed working for and with you on our KM programs at hp.
Looking forward to continuing some of our inspiring discussions in this forum and other media; especially on “getting things implemented”.

Regards
Marcus Funke
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Marcus/Funke
http://www.xing.com/profile/Marcus_Funke2



From: sikmleaders@... [mailto:sikmleaders@...] On Behalf Of Stan Garfield
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2008 10:05 PM
To: sikmleaders@...
Subject: [sikmleaders] New Position

 

Thanks to all of the SIKM Leaders Community members who have expressed interest in my job search. I greatly appreciate all of the support.

I have accepted the position with PriceWaterhouse Coopers starting August 18.  I will be part of the Retail & Consumer industries leadership team as the KM lead.  I will relocate to Tampa in January.

If you are currently seeking a new position, please let me know.  I will be glad to share information on other openings.

Regards,
Stan
http://stangarfield.googlepages.com/

 


Re: New Position #jobs #personal

sswarup44 <sswarup44@...>
 

Stan,

Congrats. I am glad it worked out. Tampa will be a lovely place to
move to.

As I mentioned to you before, PWC will be a place that will truly
recognize you and value your experiences.

All the best. Keep in touch.

Sanjay

-- In sikmleaders@..., "Stan Garfield" <stangarfield@...>
wrote:


Thanks to all of the SIKM Leaders Community members who have
expressed
interest in my job search. I greatly appreciate all of the support.

I have accepted the position with PriceWaterhouse Coopers starting
August 18. I will be part of the Retail & Consumer industries
leadership team as the KM lead. I will relocate to Tampa in
January.

If you are currently seeking a new position, please let me know. I
will
be glad to share information on other openings.

Regards,
Stan
http://stangarfield.googlepages.com/
<http://stangarfield.googlepages.com/>


Re: Xobni #tools

Jack Vinson <jackvinson@...>
 


Re: Xobni #tools

Cory Banks
 


Re: Xobni #tools

John Hovell <jhovell@...>
 

I'm a huge fan of Xobni!  I've used it for a few months and I've found myself actually using it, not just thinking its cool.  For me, its a great way to easily find attachments from a given person.  It's also nice to see 'related' people to a certain person because I find it easier to find exact vendor names/emails when I know my internal company contact.  I also use the discussion thread view because I find it easier to follow the threads compared to standard Outlook thread-views.  The phone number data field is nice as well because it truly helps to grab people's phone numbers that are external to my company (since it automatically reads the phone number(s) from emails). 

On the negative side, I agree with Jack, we've found that it only tracks emails that are actually stored in your mailbox.  If you delete them, then it tends to remove those stats from all of the views (my supervisor has a slightly strange practice to me, he deletes all of his emails and drags the "important" ones to a folder on his desktop, which ruins the stats as far as we've seen).  It sounds like maybe they've updated that and started to cache the data?  Also, my big one, I would like to see a server version of the software so that the cool network analysis could show everyones rankings (in a map, not just a list), not just my own.  Actually, its funny, we've used it as an extremely basic way to map a social network - we request a group of people to send over their top 10 and then can draw the maps from there (would be much nicer if they were dynamic)... I did send that comment over to Xobni :)

On a related note, may I ask if anyone is using the unsupported 'knowledge network' add-in for Sharepoint 2007?  I seem to recall one of our recent calls where someone was?  Any updated thoughts there?

Thanks!
John


At 06:16 PM 7/21/2008, you wrote:

I've had it installed for about six months (it works in Outlook).  I haven't played with the analytics as much as I've seen mentioned on a couple articles.  I've been looking at how it fits into my regular flow of work. 
 
And that workflow has to do with getting back to old messages in my archives.  The search works okay, but is missing a key element for me: it doesn't search deleted items.  Otherwise, since I tend to file stuff away to get it out of my Inbox, and I don't always remember where I filed it (thanks to my complex use of folders).  The search gives me a time-ordered list of articles with an excerpt that helps me find what I want.  [Note: I just played a little - it looks like it can index Deleted items now.]
 
There are some other nice features, like that it shows people who are included in messages from a given contact, gives you a list of files from a given contact, extracts contact info, it now links to LinkedIn and will pull photos from there.  I find the statistics to be more "cool" than useful. 
Jack Vinson

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