Green Chameleon » Creativity, Courage, Charisma - What Has It To Do With Management Buy-In?

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The KM Singapore 2006 conference is some two months away and I look forward to it for many reasons but one in particular. Having been involved in a support role at corporate planning sessions, I have seen situations where Management buy-in for an initiative start to waver, and it then becomes a struggle for project managers and sometimes even their Sponsors to keep the initiative afloat and still on the list of Management priorities.

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Green Chameleon » Universities and KM Practice

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And last week I attended KMAP 2006 in Hong Kong, organised by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (disclosure: I teach for them) the City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society. but it needs to be followed up by an action plan, which is something a consultancy is good at.

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Green Chameleon » Folksonomies and Rich Serendipity

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People habitually collect and arrange for themselves what Vander Wal calls “personal infoclouds&# and these arrangements reflect a meaningful perspective on knowledge ( Vander Wal 2006 ).

Green Chameleon » Trusting Your Instincts in the Face of Expert Knowledge

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On the bus trip back from the River Kwai, we had a little disruption to our plans. www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Trusting Your Instincts in the Face of Expert Knowledge Have you ever trusted your judgement over that of an expert only to find that you were right? Last week, we made a short trip to Bangkok and my sister and her troops joined us.

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Collaborative Thinking: Adobe Expands Acrobat Family with New Acrobat Connect Product Line

Collaborative Thinking

What seems to be re-branding on the surface actually needs to be part of a more well-thought out and cohesive plan by Adobe that differentiates where they are going from other alternatives and how they fit into an IBM or Microsoft environment.

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Technology: Pathuis cartoon

Joitske Hulsebosch

A cartoon from intermediair by Pathuis: "I used to ask my wife in the evening what she thought about my fusion plans, but now I have videoconferencing: Trudy do you hear me

Training courses, linking people and community

Joitske Hulsebosch

2) We arranged for people on our present online facilitator training course in Mozambique to be enrolled in the e/merge 2006 international online conference currently being run by the University of Capetown right now.

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Green Chameleon » Building Information Neighbourhoods

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Let’s go back to the department store analogy: for each department, you need an expert “buyer&# , who plans out the neighbourhood according to her understanding of the typical or desired user needs. Might they want to scroll forward, and anticipate future events or draw up plans?

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Technology: blogging popular amongst arab women

Joitske Hulsebosch

The country feels like it's on the brink of chaos once more- but a pre-planned, pre-fabricated chaos being led by religious militias and zealots." (Photo: Wereldomroep) Oneworld had an article (in Dutch): webloggen populair onder Arabische vrouwen.

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Practical examples: The community empowerment network in Central Asia

Joitske Hulsebosch

The modalities used are for national-regional interaction: a local NGO from each country manages each national network by facilitating annual action plans, managing funds, reporting, chairing meetings, etc.

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Green Chameleon » Money, Testosterone and Knowledge Management

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The drama, by the way, continues, with the shutting down of three Yahoo Groups KM communities in early 2006 directly attributable to the differences between the warring parties in this fight. Posted on August 28, 2006 at 12:09 PM | Comment permalink Luke Naismith I don’t want to go off topic here but just need to correct something that Matt said. Posted on August 30, 2006 at 11:15 AM | Comment permalink Patrick Isn’t a standard supposed to be bland?

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Green Chameleon » Information and Records Management Policy Development Guidelines

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www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Information and Records Management Policy Development Guidelines It’s often difficult to approach KM in any large scale way in an organisation without bumping into the policy infrastructure. The organisation will need to make decisions and give clear guidance about how knowledge and information sharing is to be balanced with information security, for example.

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Green Chameleon » Blog-Tag - An Internet Party Game

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For a long time I planned to be a (Roman Catholic) priest. Turned out they’d planned the sting for months with the hotel where we were holding some presentations – they had agreed to get a police permit, and had failed to do so. Posted on December 22, 2006 at 10:59 PM | Comment permalink Patrick Oh… the cookies!! Posted on December 23, 2006 at 03:56 PM | Comment permalink Page 1 of 1 pages Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.

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Green Chameleon » Hobby Turned World Record

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Because although I only planned to attend the party on Saturday night, I ended up with my name, along with some 351 others, in the Guinness Book of Records. Posted on November 10, 2006 at 03:33 AM | Comment permalink Paolina Martin Thanks Brett. Posted on November 13, 2006 at 11:21 AM | Comment permalink Page 1 of 1 pages Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.

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Green Chameleon » How to Kill a Knowledge Environment with a Taxonomy

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D Posted on October 16, 2006 at 09:42 AM | Comment permalink Dissident A really excellent article, and so much more eloquent than the item I posted on my blog yesterday on ‘Tags, folksonomies and file structures (see link above). Posted on October 19, 2006 at 07:07 PM | Comment permalink Patrick Thanks Steve, and nice post. Posted on October 19, 2006 at 07:30 PM | Comment permalink Page 1 of 1 pages Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.

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Technology: the power of web2.0 for African Civil Society

Joitske Hulsebosch

Setting up a blog is quick and easy to do - but keeping it going takes perserverence, nurturing and planning. Kabissa has written about the power of the social web or African Civil Society. The social web, also called Web 2.0 by trendsetters, represents a new era of the Internet in which people no longer go on the web expecting to merely access information provided by others.

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Communities of practice: two disastrous approaches

Joitske Hulsebosch

The two disastrous approaches he sees are: "1 - Creating an organisational template for communities of practice, with a full roll out plan, dedicated staff etc. Dave Snowden wrote on his own blog about communities of practice. He writes about the dilemma that communities of practice are self-organising versus whether you can direct communities of practice.

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Green Chameleon » How To Shop for CoPs

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Management teams halfway through a technology implementation who are somehow convinced that they need a strategy, so hey, let’s go ahead and buy one… but why should that have any effect on the technology plans?

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Green Chameleon » Blog comments

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Posted on June 28, 2006 at 04:21 AM | Comment permalink Patrick I have seent his often as well. AGLIN has been able to engage Guy for a 1/2 day strategic planning session and actKM has jointly with AGLIN enagaged him to speak at the monthly actKM forum on the 5th of September. Nerida Posted on July 01, 2006 at 07:03 AM | Comment permalink Page 1 of 1 pages Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.

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Technology: supporting decision-making

Joitske Hulsebosch

While planning our holiday in China (with a friend who lives in Beijing) I experienced a nice example of how technology (information from the internet) and people (talking to friends) interact for decision-making. Though we originally planned to visit Tibet from Liyang in southern China, a friend (met by coincidence in the train) alerted me to altitude sickness.

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Green Chameleon » Disaster Recovery Collaboration Among Organizations - Can It Be Done?

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Back to the MQ report, what was interesting to me though was to learn that while risk management to deal with changes in economic, regulatory and financial elements was common, generally, most companies did not have risk management plans to deal with a pandemic, natural disaster or changes in geopolitical landscapes such as those arising from terrorism.

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Green Chameleon » Blog comments

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If you’re the kind of person who prefers to cut to the chase, I’m using this blog post to summarise the takeaways for KM project planning that I ended up with. Plan the necessary infrastructure changes at one step removed from your direct project, with those stakeholders. With new suppliers, it’s terribly important to understand and provide for learning curves in your project planning.

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Green Chameleon » Getting Management Buy-In - More contributions needed

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We plan to process these stories in workshops in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore in October through November, so we need a good range to work with. www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Getting Management Buy-In - More contributions needed We now have 22 stories about practitioner experience in trying to get management buy-in at various levels for a KM intiative. We’re hoping for a lot more!

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Dynamic communities supported by hobbled donors?

Joitske Hulsebosch

And perhaps most importantly, is the donor's support going to be withdrawn suddently or at a planned point in time? Etienne Wenger has commented that it was a bit of a surprise that businesses became interested in the idea of cultivating communities of practice more quickly than schools. I think that creative destruction has something to do with it.

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Green Chameleon » Blog comments

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After the visit to a supposedly famous art gallery and parting with a somewhat significant amount for 2 beautiful paintings by the so-called “Master&# (we could only hope it was true), we changed the plan and decided to skip all the remaining places. What if we had stuck to the plan? What if it was safer to have changed the plan? www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Does KM Have a Place for Fate?

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Technology: some blogging reflections

Joitske Hulsebosch

I have never read the full blog since I started, but plan to do that soon. I got two comments on my last post: my husband commented verbally that my English is deteriorating and Cindy Hoong said the following: "Blogging generally speaking is a voluntary job. Most bloggers use blog to achieve whatever they set out to achieve.

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Practical example: Ayuda Urbana

Joitske Hulsebosch

The 'project' was adopted by the UCCI/CAMC in 2002 and the municipal councils have agreed to integrate it into their annual plans and alternate in taking the coordinating role for the communities and the website. Etienne Wenger wrote a case study in 2002 about Ayuda Urbana , a constellation of communities of practice focused on urban issues and challenges in Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean region, or as they call themselves: 'Red Inter-municipal'.

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Practical examples: Power relations in negotiating a shared object in NGO-development cooperation

Joitske Hulsebosch

Projects should be planned and implemented in a participatory manner to ensure 'local ownership' of the project. In 1999, both organisations came together to discuss the planning of a project, through 7 planning meetings with 2 representatives from the Finnish NGO and 5 from the Tanzanian NGO. Tiina Kontinen wrote a paper on Producing a 'project' -power relations in negotiating a shared object in NGO development cooperation.

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Green Chameleon » How to Plan a KM Communications Strategy

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www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about How to Plan a KM Communications Strategy This concept map catalogues all the elements of a KM communications strategy that we’ve found useful, with some ideas for messages, media and audiences.

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Facilitating an online discussion to foster cooperation between two development organisations

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

Joost Oorthuizen from Agri-profocus , an organisation working for strengthening of agricultural producers organisations in the south (in the picture a producers organisation with melons) organised a so-called Dgroup e-conference during the months of October and November 2006.

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To discuss or create

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

The next interview took place at September 5, 2006 with Maarten Boers from ICCO. The latter are mostly used for preparatory stages of meetings or to make policy plans.

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Supporting an online course

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

The next interview took place at July 6, 2006 with Mirjam Schaap from Wageningen International. During the course a plan of action is created and the participants are supposed to put this plan into action in their work situation, after the course. What is it that you use?

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Creating together online

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

The next interview took place at August 15, 2006 with Saskia Harmsen from IICD. The initial plan was to extend this group of trainers with other trainers, but the original group decided they preferred to keep the familiarity of the initial group.

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Sharing knowledge with and between counterparts

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

The next interview took place in August 2006 with Jan van Ansum from OXFAM/NOVIB. We’re planning to register all partners, counterparts and affiliates in the system so people can locate them. We’re planning to send out a mailing when the holidays are over.

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Sharing interesting websites

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

The next interview took place at June 7, 2006 with Joitske Hulsebosch from IICD. for while now, since January 2006, and I think it is an ideal tool to organise all the information that I gather in and around my work. The tool: del.icio.us Del.icio.us is an online tool.

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Online meetings

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

The next interview took place at July 3, 2006 with Dorine Ruter from ETC. A backup plan was to send the application - downloaded by us - on a CD-ROM. The tool: Teamspeak Teamspeak is a software application for online meetings.

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To support and manage people

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

The next interview took place at August 31, 2006 with Sarah Cummings from KIT. “I I’m planning to look at: who are the members and the facilitators, how is gender visible in the groups and does use vary depending on continent. Dgroups Dgroups , or ‘Development through Dialogue’ is an online home for groups and communities focused on international development.

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Working together across distances

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

The next interview took place at August 18, 2006 with Anja Panjwani from ETC. Especially when a project plan or the like was involved, when we’d only hear from them when they were finished. The tool: Groove Operating via a network, Groove Virtual Office software allows teams of people to work together as if they were in the same physical location, through their website. What can you do with Groove?

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Communicating with partner organisations through the internet

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

The next interview took place at June 2nd, 2006 with Gerbina van den Hurk from NIZA. I am planning to invite some people working in the development sector, who already use the tools. What is Skype and what can you do with it? With Skype you can talk to anyone, anywhere for free. Forever.” The slogan leaps out at you from the Skype homepage – Skype in a nutshell. Skype is a way to make phone calls to people on the other side of the world, for free. What do you need to use it?

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Managing courses or projects

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

The next interview took place at June 27, 2006 with Camillo Villa from HIVOS. We also have separate D-groups for the coordination of teams or for specific tasks like writing a business plan, for example. That’s why we’re planning to offer our colleagues an introduction to the new tools, so that they can become more familiar with the tools available. What is Moodle?

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The E-collaboration network, a CoP and a laboratory

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

Based on the input of John Smith , learning facilitator Don't plan ahead too far, outline a few steps, practice a lot. These wise words summarize quite well the advices given to our e-collaboration by the learning facilitator John Smith. A learning network, which according to him was a great example of a community of practice. One year ago we had a workshop on e-collaboration which was the start for what now is a learning network, with 60 members, regular meetings a d-group and a weblog.

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Experiences with Online Conferencing (part 1)

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

We had planned for a one hour meeting. When you don’t know how to ride a bike, walking is always faster! An online conference call seems like a simple, cheap and accessible way for bringing a distributed group together. As we use our e-collaboration community as a laboratory for experimenting with e-tools, we decided to prepare an upcoming f2f meeting using online teleconferencing. In the first meeting we experimented with High Speed Conferencing.

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I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate - Untitled Article

I collaborate, e-collaborate, we collaborate

But what in my opinion is missing most is a ‘social plan’ of the use of such tools. e-(collaboration) After reading the previous post on e-collaboration I was a bit puzzled. In the report the following conclusions are being drawn: The main driving force for e-(collaboration) is determined by the personal interest of one (or more) person(s) in an organisation. It also becomes clear that each organisation (or person) more or less designs by trial and error and needs to ‘re-invent the wheel’.

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