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If you talk to people about working in a more open and connected way and that there is a 12-week training programme called Working Out Loud by John Stepper (WOL Book) to learn the first steps you often hear phrases like "12 weeks? OMG that's too long!". But when people went through their first circle almost all of them are convinced that working in a networked way has a lot of advantages compared to working in a silo. Then the question comes up how to organize the personal open and connected work after WOL Circle 1. There are several activities under the label #WOLplus at the moment where people think about that. One of them is Holger Moller who wrote a blog post called WOLplus Circle - Eine Ideenskizze (in German) yesterday. In that blog he describes an idea how an agenda of a continued WOL Circle after the 12 weeks could look like. I am also working on a #WOLplus concept that I want to describe roughly in this post.

My Roots in Knowledge Management and Open Source

Since I come from the field of Knowledge Management, Learning Organizations and Lifelong Learning I am about to integrate principles of Working Out Loud in our approach to Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) called "lernOS Personal" which is based on ideas from Getting Things Done (GTD) and Objective Key Results (OKR). If you talk about Working Out Loud from the perspective of livelong learning it's pretty natural that 12 weeks is not too long but after 12 weeks come another 12 and another and another ... until you die. I am also a child of the Open Source Movement and I'm pretty much convinced that as much knowledge as possible should be openly accessible (metaphor: Standing on the shoulders of giants). In case you are not familiar with the open source approach I can recommend the documentation Revoution OS or the short clip What is Open Source explained in LEGO:

Disclaimer: I work on a lot of initiatives to push the idea of open knowledge forward, e.g. the Open First Manifesto, an initiative of the Innovationsbeirat. I took the image for this post from the manifesto.

Objective Key Results and Working Out Loud

In OKR you define objectives and work on them for a sprint which typically lasts for 3 month. For each objective key results are defined that describe how it looks like when the objectives are reached. OKR was created by Intel CEO Andy Grove and then brought to Google via investor John Doer. If you practice OKR full blown then OKRs are defined on company level, business unit level, team level and individual level. Since OKRs on all levels are public (at least within the company) they drive a very open and transparent work style and an agile way to implement strategic planning and execution. With the 3 month cycle you get goals for your working out loud practice which are connected to purpose and vision of the organization. Since people in WOL Circles often struggle with finding a good goal this comes with two advantages: 1.) you don't have to think a lot about your WOL goal since it comes from OKR and 2.) your boss is pretty much in favour of WOL since it supports his OKRs. You can read about OKR at rework.withgoogle or in the book Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results by Christina Wodtke and Marty Cargan.

Getting Things Done and Working Out Loud

Since I get introduced to GTD by David Allen (Book) as a method for self-organization of knowledge workers at the first Nuremberg Barcamp 2006 I am a big fan of the method and used it to develop our approach to personal knowledge management that we teach at the Cogneon Academy in Nuremberg. One element of GTD is the so called reference repository where you store information for later retrieval (similar to the Memex suggested by Vannevar Bush back in 1945). In times of social intranets and the Web 2.0 this reference repository is not a single repository like the locker of your desk but a collection of personal, semi-private and public repositories that you use. If you take Bryce Williams WOL-definition "Working Out Loud = Observable Work + Narratable Work" the question is which digital repositories you use to make your work observable (e.g. Slideshare, Sway, Dropbox, OneDrive, YouTube, Vimeo). With an Open Source Mindset you can always ask yourself: what do I have to offer (2nd exercise in WOL Circle week 5) that I can make more openly accessible. Try to move your knowledge assets from your personal repositories more and more towards the public repositories on the right:


Blog Carnival: What Do You Do after WOL Circle 1?

So much for my ideas on how to design a #wolplus approach. I will blog about it as soon as I have some documentation in place. Now I'm interested in how you organize your Working Out Loud process after WOL Circle 1. Are you doing Alumni Circles? Mastermind Groups? Regular Meetups? Just another Circle? Just post your answer in the comments below and spread the word about this little blog carnival via twitter:

[bctt tweet="How do you sustain your Working Out Loud practice after WOL Circle 1? Be part of the #wolplus blog carnival an make your contribution. #wol" via="no"]

Vom 28.-29. Oktober 2017 fand in Berlin die erste WikidataCon in Berlin statt. Anlass war das 5-jährige Bestehen des Projekts. Wikidata ist ein Schwesterprojekt der Wikipedia, das sich mit der Erfassung und Organisation von strukturierten Daten rund um die Wikipedia beschäftigt.

Zwei wichtige Anwendungsfälle sind der schnelle Aufbau von Basisinformationen (in Form der Infoboxen und „ArticlePlaceholder“) in „kleineren Versionen“ der Wikipedia und die Möglichkeit von komplexen Suchanfragen z.B. Mit SPARQL (aktuell ca. 8,5 Mio. Abfragen/Tag). So können z.B. alle Städte ab einer bestimmten Einwohnerzahl mit weiblichen Bürgermeistern sehr schnell ermittelt werden. In ihrem Vortrag Wikidata: State of the Project gibt die Lydia Pintscher, die Produkmanagerin von Wikidata, einen tiefen Einblick in das Projekt:

Einige Informationen und Links zu Themen, die Lydia in Ihrem Vortrag anspricht:

Dank @c3voc gibt es die Vorträge der WikidataCon auch wieder als Aufzeichnung. Außerdem hat sich der Chaosradio Podcast in der Episode 240 ausführlich mit der Geschichte von Wikidata beschäftigt. Zu den Anfangsideen gibt es auch noch den CRE Podcast Episode 205 mit Jens Ohlig.

P.S.: schmunzeln muss ich, dass auch in diesem Kontext die Trennlinie zwischen Daten, Information und Wissen nicht sauber gezogen ist („data items“ vs. „knowledge base“). T.D. Wilson ist also immer noch aktuell (s.a. T.D. Wilson: The Nonsense of Knowledge Management)!

Schlagwortarchiv für: knowledge management

In this conversation with Prof. Leif Edvinsson - Brain of the Year 1998 and winner of the Knowledge Management Award 2017 - I talked with him about his journey towards the fiel of knowledge management, the importance of intellectual capital in addition to financial capital and the development of future centers. Weiterlesen

At 14th/15th of September 2017 Prof. Eric Tsui visited Potsdam to give a talk at the Knowledge Camp. I visited him in his appartement Friday morning to record this episode. We talked about his personal development in the field of knowledge management, the current situation in asia, the KM master degree he runs, and the edX MOOC KM and Big Data in Business.

Education: Bachelor in Computer Science, MBA Business Administration, PhD Knowledge Engineering / Computer Sciences Corporation (artifitial intelligence) / Knowledge Engineering Methods (think aloud, interviews) / Course on Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) at University of Sydney / Eric's KM Definition / Knowledge Environment / KMS as Sociotechnical System / Hong Kong PolyU Departement of Industrial and Systems Engineering / Master of Science in Knowledge Management (1 yr full time/2yrs part time) / Hong Kong Most Admired Knowledge Management Award / Good Practice Cases / CLP Power Hong Kong (Portals, eLearning, Knowlege Cafés, After Action Reviews) / Hong Kong Police (Knowledge-based force) / Knowledge Management in Asia / KMIRC / Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society / Knowledge Management Global Network (KMGN) / KM Asia / European Conference on Knowledge Management / Global KM Trends / Social Media Analysis (driven by big data) / 2nd Era of Communities / From Knowledge Transfer to Knowledge Creation / Knowledge Camp Talk Managing Knowledge in the Age of Digitalisation / edX MOOC Knowledge Management and Big Data in Business (G+ MOOC Community)

Im Rahmen der "1st Knowlege Management Days" bei Airbus in Hamburg habe ich einen Vortrag mit dem Titel "Learning Organization 2.0 - Ideas & Tools" (Folien) gehalten. Am Nachmittag hatte ich die Gelegenheit mit dem Head of Knowledge Management Nicolas Chanchervier einen Podcast zu den Erfahrungen mit Wissensmanagement bei Airbus aufzunehmen. Der Podcast ist auf Englisch.

Airbus Knowledge Management located in HR & Learning Departement / Beginnings of KM in Engineering / KM located in France, Germany, UK and Spain / KM departement established 2004 (today: 10 people) / 1st KM Study Tour (2009) / ExTra Expertise Transfer for Expert Debriefing available as facilitated process and self-service guide / 300-400 cases per year / KMOD (no longer existing) / Knowledge Diagnosis available as service and self-service guide (criteria: criticality and maturity) / Yellow Pages not very successful in the beginning / Internal social media profile more successful (LinkedIn-Profile-Download possible) / Intranet portal "HUB" (s.a. Aerospace knowledge management toolkit p. 76, Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2) with people's profiles, corporate news and collaboration / Communities of practice (formal and informal) can be started by everybody / Community health level is checked yearly / Innovation mangement as part of knowledge management/ Workshop format and formal training on innovation available / Lessons Learned with RISE method since 2001 / KCP for knowledge documentation / Enterprise search / Knowledge transfer with rich media (Video) / Self-learning organization as vision for the future