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"This evidence-based book provides the framework and guidelines that professionals need for working with the contemporary explosion of data that is creating opportunities and challenges to all phases of our society and commerce." -Larry R. Medsker, Research Professor in Physics and Data Science, The George Washington University
Knowledge Management in Practice is a resource on how knowledge management (KM) is implemented. It provides specific KM methods, tips, techniques, and best practices to gain competitive advantage and the most from investing in KM. It examines how KM is leveraged by first responders, the military, healthcare providers, insurance and financial services companies, legal firms, human resources departments, merger and acquisition (M&A) firms, and research institutions. Essential KM concepts are explored not only from a foundational perspective but also from a practical application. These concepts include capturing and codifying tacit and explicit knowledge, KM methods, information architecture, search, KM and social media, KM and Big Data, and the adoption of KM.
Readers can visit the book's companion website, KM Mentor (www.KMMentor.com), where they can access:
Presentations by industry leaders on a variety of topics
KM templates and instruction on executing KM strategy, performing knowledge transfer, and KM assessments and audits
KM program and project implementation guidance
Insights and reviews on KM tools
Guidance on implementing and executing various KM Methods
Specialized KM publications
A private secure collaboration community for members to discuss ideas and get expert answers and advice
About the Author
Dr. Anthony J. Rhem serves as the president and principal consultant of A.J. Rhem & Associates, Inc., a privately held knowledge management (KM) consulting, training, and research firm located in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Rhem is an information systems professional, with over 30 years of experience, a published author, and an educator. He has presented papers on the application and theory of software engineering methodologies, knowledge management, and artificial intelligence.As a KM consultant, Dr. Rhem consistently serves as a KM advisor, KM strategist, information architect, and KM governance strategist. He has played an integral role in the successful implementation of KM systems, KM methods, and KM strategies in several industries, including financial services, insurance, retail, tele- communications, and military.Dr. Rhem has conducted research in the knowledge engineering domain since 2004. His research experience includes conducting webinars through the Principal Investigators Association addressing various research problems and issues; Dr. Rhem received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) phase I grant award for his work on a process to capture and codify tacit knowledge in which he holds a patent. He has also participated in several research projects, playing an integral role in successfully commercializing software methodologies and software products.