The Knowledge Management Toolkit

The Knowledge Management Toolkit : Orchestrating IT, Strategy, and Knowledge Platforms

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In The Knowledge Management Toolkit, Second Edition, leading consultant Amrit Tiwana walks step-by-step through the development of a state-of-the-art enterprise Knowledge Management System. Thoroughly revised to reflect today's latest tools, technologies, and best practices, this hands-on guide shows how to build KM systems one step at a time, with each step delivering new business value, and seamlessly building on the work that preceded it. It brings together all the hands-on techniques and practical tools you need to build KM systems that leverage your existing technology investments. Amrit Tiwana presents KM case studies from leading companies worldwide, from Nortel to Rolls Royce. But unlike other books, this one doesn't stop with case studies: Tiwana walks you step-by-step through your own KM project, identifying real-world best practices, key risk factors, and proven solutions for mitigating them. He presents checklists designed to help team members identify and resolve the most critical issues they will face at every stage of the process, from team building through delivery. The accompanying CD-ROM contains Tiwana's interactive, unrestricted KM Toolkit, plus an extensive bibliographic database of recent KM research, many printable documents, a complete working Web-based KM system, bonus appendices, and more.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 416 pages
  • 182.88 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 771.1g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2 Revised ed of US ed
  • w. figs.
  • 013009224X
  • 9780130092243
  • 611,898

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The #1 practical knowledge management implementation guide--now completely updated!Incremental, results-driven techniques that build on existing knowledge and infrastructureCovers planning, design, development, deployment, and management Powerful new solutions for measuring the ROI of KM platformsIn "The Knowledge Management Toolkit, Second Edition," leading consultant Amrit Tiwana walks step by step through the development of a state-of-the-art enterprise Knowledge Management Platform. Thoroughly revised to reflect today's latest tools, technologies, and best practices, this hands-on guide offers a complete roadmap for building KM systems incrementally?with each step delivering new business value, and seamlessly building on the work that preceded it. Utilizing practical checklists and diagrams, Dr. Tiwana introduces today's best techniques for planning, design, development, deployment, and management, demonstrating exactly how to: Identify the knowledge most crucial to your businessAlign business strategy and knowledge managementLeverage existing infrastructureTransition from managing data to knowledgeFocus on process, and on tacit?not just explicit?knowledgeArchitect a future-proof, adaptable KM platformBuild and deploy KM systems using the proven Results Driven Incrementalism (RDI) methodologyImplement leadership and reward structures that make KM workRigorously calculate ROI on KM systemsAmong this edition's many new features: a thoroughly rewritten chapter on strategy; powerful new "real-options" methods for assessing ROI; in-depth discussions of knowledge platforms and digital peer-to-peer networks; many new case studies; and much more. CD-ROM INCLUDEDThe accompanying CD-ROM contains Tiwana's interactive, unrestricted KM Toolkit, plus an extensive bibliographic database of recent KM research, a complete working Web-based KM system, bonus appendices, and reusable copies of all of the book's figures.show more

About Amrit Tiwana

AMRIT TIWANA is an Assistant Professor of Decision and Information Analysis at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Atlanta. Dr. Tiwana's consulting and research specializes in helping large businesses strategically deploy digital knowledge management platforms. His research regularly appears in various research and industry journals. His most recent book, The Essential Guide to Knowledge Management and CRM Applications (Prentice Hall) has been translated into French, Chinese, and Portuguese.show more

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with Lessons Learned.) Preface. Acknowledgments. About the Author. I. THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD. 1. Introduction. Knowledge Management: In Search of Alchemy. What This Book Is About. 2. The Knowledge Edge. Making Sense of Nonsense. Intellectual Capital. The Drivers of Knowledge Management. Creating the Knowledge Edge. 3. The Origins of Knowledge. From Data to Information to Knowledge. From Data to Knowledge. Classifying Knowledge. The Three Fundamental Processes. Taming the Tiger's Tail. Business and Knowledge. II. THE ROAD AHEAD: IMPLEMENTING KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT. 4. The 10-Step Knowledge Management Road Map. The 10-Step Knowledge Management Road Map. Phase 1. Infrastructual Evaluation. Phase 2. Knowledge Management System Analysis, Design, and Development. Phase 3. Deployment. Phase 4. Metrics for Evaluation. IIA. THE FIRST PHASE: INFRASTRUCTURE EVALUATION AND LEVERAGE. 5. The Leveraged Infrastructure. Leveraging What Exists. Leveraging the Internet. The Knowledge Platform: A 10,000-Fott View. 6. Aligning Knowledge Management and Business Strategy. Strategic Visioning. Knowledge Transfer versus Integration: The Strategic Dichotomy. Real Options Under Uncertainly. The Responsiveness Quadrahedron: Variety and Speed. Business Models and Executability. Codification or Personalization? Knowledge Maps to Link Knowledge to Strategy. Strategic Imperatives for Successful Knowledge Management. Strategic Imperatives for Successful Knowledge Management. Assessing Focus. Detecting Lost Opportunities. IIB. THE SECOND PHASE: KM SYSTEM ANALYSIS, DESIGN, AND DEVELOPMENT. 7. The Knowledge Management Platform. Technology Components of the Knowledge Management. The Seven-Layer Knowledge Management System Architecture. Foundation for the Interface Layer. The Web or Proprietary Platforms? Collaborative Intelligence and Filtering Layer. Knowledge Management Platforms versus Other Enterprise Systems. The Application Layer. The Promise of Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Networks. 8. Knowledge Audit and Analysis. Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight. Measuring Knowledge Growth. The Knowledge Audit Team. Conducting the Knowledge Audit. Choosing Your Company's Knowledge Niches. 9. Designing the Knowledge Management Team. Sources of Expertise. Team Composition and Selection Criteria. Team Life Span and Sizing Issues. The KM Team's Project Space. Chemistry. Highways to Failure. 10. Creating the Knowledge Management System Blueprint. The Knowledge Management Architecture. Components of a Knowledge Management System. Integrative and Interactive Knowledge Applications. Build or Buy? User Interface Design Considerations. A Network View of the KM Architecture. Future-Proofing the Knowledge Management System. 11. Developing the Knowledge Management System. The Building Blocks: Seven Layers. The Interface Layer. A Live Walkthrough: Urban Motors. The Access and Authentication Layer. The Collaborative Filtering and Intelligence Layer. The Application Layer. The Transport Layer. The Middleware and Legacy Integration Layer. The Repository Layer. IIC. THE THIRD PHASE: DEPLOYMENT. 12. Prototyping and Deployment. Moving from Firefighting to Systems Deployment. Legacy Deployment Methods. The Results-Driven Incremental Methodology. 13. Leadership and Reward Structures. From the Chief Information Officer. The Successful Knowledge Leader. Reward Structures to Ensure Knowledge Management Success. IID. THE FINAL PHASE AND BEYOND: REAL OPTIONS ANALYSIS FOR PERFORMANCE. 14. Real-Options Analysis for Knowledge Valuation. The Limitation of Traditional Metrics. Real-Options Analysis. Measuring Inputs for Real-Options Models. III. SIDE ROADS: APPENDICES (ON THE CD-ROM). Digital Appendix A. The Knowledge Management Assessment Kit. Digital Appendix B. Alternative Schemes For Structuring the Knowledge Management Platform Front End. Digital Appendix C. Software Tools. Endnotes. Bibliographic References and Further Reading. Glossary. Index. About the CD.show more