Don't waste knowledge

Don't Waste Knowledge

Done right, knowledge capture and transfer set project teams up for success. The Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK 6th Edition has recognized this by including a new process called Manage Project Knowledge in the Integration knowledge area.

Here are six best practices for boosting project outcomes through knowledge management.

  • Facilitate continuous sharing and learning by building communities.
    Communities allow project team members to answer each other's questions. They also foster sharing of new ideas and methods.
  • Discuss lessons learned at key milestones.
    These conversations allow teams to understand successes and address failure to build consensus for the best path forward.
  •  Build knowledge management into the project.
    When knowledge management practices are integrated into the delivery framework, project managers are more likely to share and reuse knowledge.
  • Select information to elevate crucial knowledge to the higher levels.
    Defined processes for identifying and collecting valuable nuggets of knowledge help to disseminate lessons learned throughout the organization.
  • Couple accountability with support to build buy-in.
    Project managers should be responsible for knowledge capture and transfer-balanced with central support for time-intensive documentation activities.
  • Seek feedback to gauge value.
    An organization's knowledge management practices are only worthwhile if project managers find them valuable.
  • To learn more about managing project knowledge and integration management join ProjectPro’s next Project Management Professional workshop on 21-23 February 2018. Contact 012 346 6674 Email training@projectpro .co.za visit our website http://www.projectpro.co.za/Training/training.html
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