Looking forward to @KMAustralia 2015
‘Learn how to wire an organisation for know-how’ with the Syllk model.
Until next time … Stephen
I will be presenting the Syllk model at the 2015 AIPM conference. Looking forward to sharing with the PM Community. More updates to follow…
Application of a Systemic Lessons Learned Knowledge Model for Organisational Learning through Projects
A significant challenge for organisations is to ensure that lessons are learned and that mistakes of the past are not repeated. Both the knowledge and project management literature suggests that the lessons learned process in practice rarely happens, and when it does it is usually concerned with lessons identification rather than organisational learning taking place. It appears that there are limited models for management to use to conceptualise what organisational learning is and therefore how to enable it. This paper describes how a Systemic Lessons Learned Knowledge (Syllk) model (a variation of the Swiss cheese model) can enable project organisations to conceptualise how they can learn from past project experiences and distribute successful project know-how across an organisational network of elements such as learning, culture, social, technology, process and infrastructure.
Keywords: Project Management; Knowledge Management; Lessons Learned; Organisational Learning, Action Research, Syllk model
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,
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…