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Use the Project Management Model in Your Work as a Knowledge Services Management Consultant

Guy St. Clair

  We speak often about the knowledge strategist as the “go-to” manager in the company or organization, and it’s a valid description. As we pursue our careers in KM, knowledge services, and knowledge strategy development that “idea” (we might call it) attaches to us. Then the people with whom we come in contact pretty soon begin to count on us as the person to speak with, whenever the topic turns to a knowledge-related activity or situation. It’s a good place to be and for many people, as careers move forward, this role in the organization becomes a first step in moving…
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Recommended: Why We Sometimes Need to Reinvent the Wheel

Guy St. Clair

  Most SMR Int’l colleagues and clients know that Mr. Guy is a great fan of Ian Thorpe, whose blog KM on a Dollar a Day comes invariably with good, actionable advice. So I’m happy to recommend his latest post: Why We Sometimes Need to Reinvent the Wheel. I’m specially taken with his list for why it makes sense – in any KM/knowledge services initiative – to review what’s going on and position the new activity in the environmental framework for which it’s being offered (perhaps a new change management principle?). Here’s Ian’s list of “the advantages of developing your own toolkit…
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Change Management: Broadly Applicable and Not Just for One Line of Work

Guy St. Clair

  We’ve heard it often, and it never fails to ring true: change management is hard. It doesn’t matter where we work or the kind of professional environment in which we provide our expertise, change management principles are important for anyone dealing with (or wishing to implement) change. Now you can learn those principles by signing up for KMKS105. Change Management and Change Implementation in the Knowledge Domain. This series of workshops is offered by the Special Libraries Association (SLA) in cooperation with SMR International, meeting in five one-hour sessions beginning October 14 and running through October 29. As part…
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