From Learning Management to Personal Knowledge Management

Jane Hart

But in fact it has been clear for some time that many individuals are already taking responsibility for not only acquiring new knowledge and skills but for a wide range of activities for their continuous learning and professional development. So how effective are your own PKM skills?

my pkm story

Harold Jarche

It has been over 10 years that I have examined, practiced, and developed models for personal knowledge management/mastery. PKM shifts responsibility. I started down the path of personal knowledge mastery in 2004, inspired by Dave Pollard , Denham Gray , and others. “To

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PKM as pre-curation

Harold Jarche

The most important part of personal knowledge management (PKM), in my opinion, is the need for active sense-making. One strength of PKM is the “manual” nature of sense-making activities. The knowledge gained from PKM is an emergent property of all its activities.

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PKM: the basic unit of social business

Harold Jarche

The main benefits for networked organizations do not lie in the outcome from teams, but in individual knowledge acquisition, in the ability to connect with the right people and to access the right information at the right time. Teams are for sports, not knowledge work.

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PKM: to learn is to do

Harold Jarche

Multinational companies, like Domino’s, are using the PKM framework for leadership development, ensuring senior staff improve their sense-making and media literacy skills. PKM is a discipline that requires practice. The ‘P’ in PKM stands for Personal.

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Three Models of Knowledge Production

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And while there are different ways to think of knowledge - processed, procedural, propositional - this model I think adheres to a more basic view. This is the Jarche / PKM view, at least as described thus far.

Three types of KM

Harold Jarche

In an organizational knowledge sharing framework , I put together several ideas to show how knowledge could be shared and codified. As I explain this to others I realize that these ideas go against many established assumptions about knowledge in organizations.

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Are you supporting new fashioned learning in the workplace?

Jane Hart

But let’s be clear, even when newer social and informal approaches are added to this old model that let you learn things a little differently, if your learning experience has in any way been organized (and/or managed) by someone else , this is still “old fashioned” learning.

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becoming collectively smarter

Harold Jarche

People need to learn and work in networks, shifting their hierarchical position from teacher to learner, or from manager to contributor. It is becoming obvious in many fields that we are only as good as our knowledge networks.

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Play, explore, converse

Harold Jarche

If creativity has made responsibility obsolete, then most of our organizational tools and measurements about work and productivity may have to get thrown out. We seek after knowledge… and you call us criminals. PKM can be your cognitive sandbox. Innovation PKM

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Innovation is not a repeatable process

Harold Jarche

” This is why I think personal knowledge management is so important. PKM promotes unique, individual ways of sense-making, while still sharing amongst peers and colleagues. I want every knowledge worker to discover his or her own processes. Innovation PKM

Sense-making glossary

Harold Jarche

Sense-making is what the second part of the Seek-Sense-Share PKM model is about. Many of the definitions are framed around report writing but these can easily be expanded into the broader areas of personal knowledge management or personal learning environments.

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It’s time to focus on your LQ

Harold Jarche

On 11 June 2012 we will start the next online personal knowledge management workshop. PKM is the foundation of connected work. Informal Learning InternetTime PKMLearning is everywhere in the connected workplace.

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The Hybrid Experiment

Luis Suarez

After all, I do really miss that PKM system that this blog has been all along, since I have gotten started with it over five years ago. IBM Innovation Knowledge Management Knowledge Tools Learning Life Metablogging Personal KM Productivity Tools Work Life Integration

Connecting learning and work and life

Harold Jarche

This is the premise of personal knowledge management. PKM is not just about finding information, but also connecting to people. Communities PKM Work

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mastery and models

Harold Jarche

Personal Knowledge Mastery. Harvard Business Review described The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge, as one of the seminal management books of the previous 75 years. Personal knowledge mastery ( PKM ) is a framework I have developed over the past 12 years.

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Network Learning: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

2010) uses a Web-based note system to store messages, manage his financial risk and stay on top of the multiple factors necessary to run a successful dairy farm. Teams and organizations that can share information faster and make better sense of it are more productive.

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PKM: Working Smarter

Harold Jarche

In PKM in a Nutshell , I linked my various posts on personal knowledge management to make the framework more coherent. Jane Hart has just released an extensive resource that correlates nicely with the PKM framework. Improving your personal productivity (SENSE & USE).


Learning products

Harold Jarche

Heike Philp recently made this comment in response to Media & Messages : What I am sorely missing right now are ‘learning products’. To me a product has product specifications (specs) just as much as a computer has a list of specs or software has a list of features.

Talking about PKM

Harold Jarche runs a regular TweetChat on knowledge management (KM) issues and today’s was on Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) , with the following agenda: What effective means have we found to aggregate, filter and share information? — @markgould13 For me, PKM is a precursor for social knowledge sharing, so I use Delicious, Twitter and Wordpress. dougcornelius I see a distinction between consumption and production.


“you simply can’t train people to be social!”

Harold Jarche

Tweet Over the past year I have been working on change initiatives to improve collaboration and knowledge-sharing with two large companies, one of them a multinational. Every person’s PKM processes will differ. Adding activity-stream technologies to productivity tool suites.

Managing Learning?

Charles Jennings

Learning can only be managed by the individual in whose head the learning is occurring. But they can’t manage the learning process for you. One of which is “if learning is managed by the learner, what will the technologies that support her look like in the next 3, 5, 10 years?”

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Summer Camp starts Monday 16 July

Jane Hart

Be prepared for a more productive September with our Summer Camp. Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). The online Summer Camp at the Social Learning Centre runs 16 July – 17 August and is led by Jane Hart and Harold Jarche. Learning is changing. Learning professionals need practical tools and techniques to integrate work and learning while adapting to an increasingly complex environment.

Best of Friday’s Finds 2013

Harold Jarche

Managing is a waste of time. Knowledge Leadership in the Era of Convergence – via @JonHusband. Knowledge. DavidGurteen – “ PKM is actually what KM is really all about. ”. Knowledge producers need to package the product in a way that can be easily applied, [e.g.

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Structuring for the network era

Harold Jarche

Taylor’s Principles of Scientific Management (1911) are still the basis for most of our current management systems. And the duty of enforcing the adoption of standards and enforcing this cooperation rests with management alone. It’s about knowledge.

Active sense-making

Harold Jarche

Yesterday, during my presentation on personal knowledge management to IBM BlueIQ I was asked about the role of blogging in my own sense-making processes. The process is often more important than the product. This strikes me as the core of collaborative knowledge work.

temporary, negotiated hierarchies

Harold Jarche

The job was the way we redistributed wealth, making capitalists pay for the means of production and in return creating a middle class that could pay for mass produced goods. There may be teamwork on a theatre production but the cast is not a team. Principles of Network Management.

Managing in a networked world

Harold Jarche

Tweet In 2009, Anthony Poncier wrote a good post (in French) that covered the eight challenges of management in the virtual era; loosely translated as: Being concurrently nomadic and collaborative. The production of collective knowledge. Managing with both IQ and EQ (emotional quotient). This fosters transparency and is something to be modelled by management. Collective knowledge is much more than databases of information.

Social filtering

Harold Jarche

In personal knowledge management , the key is finding small habits that can be developed, that over time yield big results, like grains of sand. Finding what works for you is the focus of my PKM Workshops , with the next one beginning this Monday.

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Manual, not automatic, for sense-making

Harold Jarche

The actual tools I use for personal knowledge management are quite limited. As I mentioned in Personal Information management for Sense-making , George Siemens complaint that, “ Too many aspects of my sense-making system are manual ”, is what I see as a strength of PKM.

The differences between learning in an e-business and learning in a social business

Jane Hart

knowledge sharing. Management. Frequently misunderstood as “learning in informal ways”, eg by use of informational rather than instructional resources, or when formal/managed learning takes place outside a classroom. Community management. Tools & Products.

Building tolerance for ambiguity

Harold Jarche

I had not heard of Esa Saarinen, but here is what Wikipedia says about SI: Systems intelligence is human action that connects sensitivity about a systemic environment with systems thinking, thus spurring a person’s problem solving capabilities and invoking performance and productivity in everyday situations. Enhanced serendipity can be an emergent property of personal knowledge management.

cities and the future of work

Harold Jarche

All of these can be done at a manageable scale. This balance requires organizational systems that enable knowledge to flow, but more importantly it requires workers who are also engaged citizens. Subsidiarity can enable more transparent knowledge sharing.

A new literacy? There’s an app for that

Clark Quinn

In the Personal Knowledge Management framework of my colleague Harold Jarche, it’s be a new component of improving personal productivity. The ubiquity of powerful mobile devices able to download applications that enable unique capabilities, has led David Pogue to coin them “ app phones “ Similarly, the expression “there’s an app for that&# has been part of widespread marketing campaign.

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Pick of the Month: August 2012

Jane Hart

N early 80% of respondents participate in online groups to help others by sharing information and experiences; 66% participate in a professional community of colleagues and peers; 41% participate in groups to be seen as someone knowledgeable.”

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Social Learning, Complexity and the Enterprise

Harold Jarche

Corporations that understand the value of knowledge sharing, teamwork, informal learning and joint problem solving are investing heavily in collaboration technology and are reaping the early rewards. ~ Our relationship with knowledge is changing as our work becomes more intangible and complex.

Knowledge sharing, one at a time

Harold Jarche

“Every amateur epistemologist knows that knowledge cannot be managed. Education has always assumed that knowledge can be transferred and that we can carefully control the process through education. That’s what personal knowledge management ( PKM ) is all about.

The year’s top posts on Working Smarter

Jay Cross

PKM in 2013. The basic unit of social business technology is personal knowledge management, not collaborative workspaces.” ” Knowledge. How writing a blog can make you a better manager. PKM in 34 pieces HAROLD JARCHE | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013.

Learning by doing

Harold Jarche

The networked market knows more than companies do about their own products. For example, in most consulting projects, the client is a manager/exectutive but the end-users are distributed throughout the company. What does life in perpetual Beta mean for your business on the internet?

Personal Learning Knowledge Work Environment

Tony Karrer

world that included a post by Bill Ives - Managing Personal Knowledge: Setting a Foundation for Transformation? adoption is getting folks to manage their personal knowledge and adopt practices like blogging for personal knowledge management (PKM) and personal learning. Learning-Knowledge-Work - they really are the same and I need to do them all at once. Certainly PLE and PKM would seem to be too limited, right?