Entries by Alison

Blog for March 2021 Seminar: Working during the Covid pandemic

The theme for this seminar was Working during the COVID-19 Pandemic: sharing insights and experiences and was a break from our normal seminar format. We had eight speakers, and each spoke for ten minutes or less. Paul Corney Paul’s personal reflection was not necessarily about the pandemic – rather, on the last 20+ years. (He’s […]

Blog for January 2021 Seminar: Managing Knowledge in Project Environments

How can we manage knowledge more effectively in project environments? This was the question posed in the most recent NetIKX seminar, led by Judy Payne, an independent consultant and co-author of Managing Knowledge in Project Environments . How do project managers define KM? Judy began by comparing the 2012 and 2019 versions of the APM Body of Knowledge (BoK) definitions of […]

Blog for November 2020 Seminar: Framework and ISO standards for Collaboration, KM and Innovation

At first glance it may seem counterintuitive to have standards for innovation and collaboration – these are, after all, things which many people perceive as happening organically and spontaneously:  the myth of creativity as a ‘Eureka moment’ is still prevalent, despite evidence to the contrary. Standards are often viewed as being imposed by authority and […]

Blog for October 2020 Seminar: Information as an Asset and the Hawley Report

In 1995, a ground-breaking report, Information as an Asset: the Board Agenda (which came to be known as The Hawley Report) was published. This report called for a recognition of corporate information as a strategic asset and laid out the responsibilities of boards to identify their information assets and to ensure that these are managed […]

Blog for the September 2020 Seminar: TRIZ

TRIZ (a Russian acronym for a phrase usually translated as ‘the theory of inventive problem-solving’) is not a well-known technique in knowledge and information management circles. It is the brainchild of Genrich Altshuller, an engineer, scientist, inventor and writer – who, incidentally, paid the price for his innovative thinking style by displeasing Stalin and consequently being […]

Blog for May 2020: Gurteen knowledge cafe

How do we thrive in a hyper-connected, complex world? An afternoon of conversation with David Gurteen There was a great start to this Zoom meeting. David Gurteen gave some simple guidance to participants so we could all Zoom smoothly.  It was great best practice demo. We are all becoming good at Zoom but simple guidance […]

May 2020 Seminar: How do we thrive in a hyper-connected, complex world?

Summary This meeting was a regular Knowledge Café that David Gurteen held especially for NetIKX members.  We heard David set out the reasons he felt the world had changed beyond all recognition since the second world war.  He listed the familiar story of the internet, transport advances, global finances and social media but also more […]

Blog for July 2019: Content strategy

The speakers for the NetIKX meeting i July 2019 were Rahel Baillie and Kate Kenyon.  Kate promised they would explain what Content Strategy is and what it isn’t and how it relates to the work of Knowledge Management Professionals.   The two speakers came at this work from different backgrounds.  Rahel deals with technical systems while […]

Blog for March 2019 Seminar: Open Data

The speaker at the NetIKX seminar in March 2019 was David Penfold, a veteran of the world of electronic publishing who also participates in ISO committees on standards for graphics technology.  He has been a lecturer at the University of the Arts London and currently teaches Information Management in a publishing context. David’s talk looked […]