November 2006 Archives
Laura Quinn and Paul Hagen provide 15 Ways to Use Software to Improve Your Knowledge Management. This is a nice set of examples of general problem areas and some specific software that might help.
Remember my invitation for Working solo, together? Harold Jarche has pointed to Jerome Martin's Cappuccino U, which describes the idea in more detail.
It's Thanksgiving in the US. I hope all my US-based readers don't see this until Friday or later and that you are enjoying time doing something you enjoy with people you love.
I don't usually quote the same article for different reasons, but Clay Shirky has done it. In his recent article on expertise, he hits on the interesting subject of change - how people change, why they might not want to.
Clay Shirky has written another piece on expertise that delves into some interesting nuances about expertise that I enjoy.
Martin Roell has been interviewed by Michael Rossa of Siemens AG about the "Blog 100" effort that Siemens has been running internally (testing blogs for 100 days).
Lilia Efimova is moving forward with her thinking about employee blogging with a set of Personal vs. business dimensions of employee blogging. Along with that, she has put together a simple visualization (in Excel) to test where you are with respect to these dimensions in your blogging.
Johanna Rothman is looking at the Costs of Multitasking and asks for suggestions both on other aspects of multitasking and on how to evaluate their impact (cost).
A regular reader contacted me to see if I knew anything about MasterMind Groups. I don't (beyond what I have below), but I wonder if any of my readers do.
Bill Bruck discovered something new in a white paper by Shawn Callahan I had blogged before. Specifically, he discovered an interesting comment about the difference between a community and a network with reference to blogging communities.
David Stubbs, Matt Moss, and Paul Hogarth-Blood have created LawMaps.org to publish the mind maps they've built and used as study guides for U.K. and E.U. law exams.
Having attended the TOC ICO conference last week, where Eli Goldratt talked extensively about Strategy & Tactics Trees, I saw immediate parallels when reading Sean Kearny's, The Hoshin Process.
Okay, I made a mistake, I admit it. The CEO example is not a good one for real What Good Looks Like discussions. Let me give some examples to clarify.
Here is an interesting demonstration of the impact of "what good looks like." I've been using this idea with clients lately who are in the midst of creating a change. Beyond the "big change" there are a myriad of other things that have to change to be in alignment with the new way of doing business.
Eli Goldratt told a rather entertaining story during the Upgrade Workshop at last weekâ€™s TOC ICO conference, replete with a hand-drawn set of images to go along with it. I wasnâ€™t sure how to recount the story, but Kevin Kohls has done a nice job of recounting it and the core conflict that Goldratt was attempting to describe.
People who have upgraded to Firefox 2 have raved about the Session Restore feature that restores all open tabs and even data entered into forms when Firefox is restarted. This is not the same as SessionSaver. However, you can make Firefox 2 always restore the previous session, even when you closed Firefox on purpose.
The second session I attended Tuesday was another by Eli Schragenheim, this time describing how Simplified Drum Buffer Rope (S-DBR) works, how it was developed and how it relates to traditional DBR. This was particularly interesting, as Eli Schragenheim gets the credit for conceptualizing and developing S-DBR.
The November KM Chicago meeting will be a knowledge cafe, a la David Gurteen.
Along with the presentations, there were a number of new-to-me software providers that implement TOC solutions. I did not get a chance to see all of them, but here is a list for those who might be interested.
The first two days of the conference were actually a workshop with Eli Goldratt. The second two days are more like your regular conference with a number of speakers and parallel speaker tracks.
The first session today was a discussion on the the ways for TOC software to work within traditional IT, and it was led by Eli Schragenheim, a long time member of the TOC community and principal in Goldratt Schools.
The second day of the TOC ICO conference was another full day "upgrade workshop" with Eli Goldratt. He covered a Strategy & Tactics Tree for developing a mutually-beneficial collaboration between a manufacturer and a distributor. There were some other TOC tidbits throughout the day.
I always enjoy the quip that most users aren't interested in search , they want to find . Ramana Rao goes further, Beyond Search is REAP.
At the TOC ICO conference, Eli Goldratt spent the entire first day describing the Reliable Rapid Response strategy and tactic tree. Here are some responses to the day's discussion.
Shawn Callahan has an interesting list of what he believes about learning. Interesting that his list has very little to do with formal education.