David Skyrme

Sustainability and Knowledge

Welcome to my two websites - sustainabilityknowledge.com and kmknowledge.com, bringing you knowledge and insights into two important challenges facing individuals, organizations and society:

  • Sustainability - addressing climate change, depletion of natural resources, waste, pollution, increasing population etc. and how individuals, organizations and governments can develop sustainable strategies and practices.
  • Knowledge management - creating, managing and enhancing our knowledge to develop more competitive and sustainable economies, businesses and lifestyles.

Developing these new websites is a long-term 'retirement' project. The first phase of the updated KM website went live in 2011. Content that has not been updated is at the KM archive website. The panel on the right takes you into relevant sections of both websites.

I look forward to providing you with quality content on these two important topics over the coming years.

David Skyrme
Highclere, England

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KM Basics

New to knowledge management or just brushing up your KM knowledge?

Our new KM Basics section gives a general overview of knowledge management, including the business rationale, core concepts, KM evolution and a glossary

Is IT Delivering?

An article that assesses the contribution of information technology in KM programmes. One of several new articles published for the first time on this website.

See full list of articles

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Your KM Roadmap

Getting stuck into a knowledge management? Then this route map will help you succeed in your journey.

It covers the four main dimensions of KM - strategy/process, information/knowledge, human/organizational and technology - and takes you through various stages from the drivers, assessment, development, deployment and evaluation.

This section also covers ten key themes and personal, team and policy toolkits.

Latest Update (July 2015)

The 7 Ages of IKM
article A review of the evolution of Information and Knowledge Management over the last two decades. Based on a presentation given on the 21st anniversary of the IKM networking group NetIKX. Download article (6 pages: PDF)

In Other Sections

KM Case Studies - the first three case studies from our database of over 100

Teleworking - achieving the business benefits - flexible working comes of age (PDF format)

Tacit and Explicit knowledge? - a spectrum of different knowledge types

Meaningful measures - developing measurement systems for KM

KM Courses - links to some degree and masters level KM courses

Making the Case for Knowledge Management: As Simple as ABC? - ways to justify investment in KM (PDF format)

KM maturity - where are you on the KM maturity curve


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