In practice organisational learning from projects rarely happens, and when it does it often fails to deliver the intended results. Learn how to use the Syllk model (a variation of Reason’s Swiss cheese) to wire an organisation for the capability of learning through projects.
Audience Participation: Identify facilitators & barriers to Knowledge Management (Lessons Learned) and associated KM practices with a follow up discussion at the World Cafe.
• Organisations are failing to learn from their past experiences
• The Swiss cheese model is successful at promoting safety and accident prevention
• We adapt the Syllk model for organisations to learn from past experiences
What The Delegates Will Take Away from the Session:
• Gain an understanding of the facilitators and barriers to knowledge management lessons
• Enable management to conceptualise how learning know-how is distributed across a
network of interconnected organisational faculties and systems.
Looking forward to meeting up with as many of my pmlessonslearned blog followers as possible.
Until next time…Stephen
International Journal of Project Management article ‘Developing a Systemic Lessons Learned Knowledge Model for Organisational Learning through Projects’ has been downloaded 1489 times and viewed 1893 times since publication….very happy with this result
Thanks for reading…
I have an opportunity to present at KM Australia 2015.
Learn how to use the Syllk model to wire an organisation for the capability of learning through projects.
For those of you who follow my interest in locating public domain lessons learned material you will enjoy the latest addition to ‘Lessons learned in the public domain‘:
NASA Chief Knowledge Officer Ed Hoffman announces the implementation of the Critical Knowledge (CK) Gateway.
The CK Gateway is a portal connecting the NASA community to a vast array of NASA video-based lessons learned resources and serving as an index to broadly applicable lessons learned that enable mission success. The goal of the CK initiative is to stimulate critical thinking and assist users in formulating questions that need to be considered at various phases in a project life-cycle.
Hi to the Syllk followers,
Developing a systemic lessons learned knowledge model for organisational learning through projects
More information can be found at pmlessonslearned publications – IJPM 2014-2015 page.
Now working on the next research journal paper – Application of the Syllk model in an organisation using Story telling…
Another interesting post on LinkedIn, worth a read…
Barriers To Knowledge Sharing steve-dale.net
Knowledge sharing is the corner-stone of many organisations’ knowledge-management (KM) strategy. Despite the growing significance of knowledge sharing’s practices for organisations’ competitiveness and market performance, several barriers make it difficult for KM to achieve the goals and deliver a positive return on investment….
thanks for your comments. I’ve just had a quick read-through of your PMOZ paper – looks very useful – I’ve down-loaded so that I can properly digest. It never ceases to amaze me why organizations still pay lip service to learning lessons, but in reality don’t appear to learn anything. Some examples that come to mind are the UK’s National Health System (NHS), and Social Care. Many instances of systematic child abuse, where “lessons will be learned” by police and social services…until the next time the same things happen in the same area involving the same authorities. “Lessons will be learnt” seems to be a mantra trotted out by those n authority, but nothing really seems to change.
I look forward to seeing further work in this area, and particularly the papers you mention that are currently being peer-reviewed.
– See more at: http://steve-dale.net/2014/05/19/barriers-to-knowledge-sharing/#sthash.WOq37Lxc.dpuf
Beyond the Iron Triangle
Seeking to free project managers from the confines of ‘iron triangle’ thinking.