PKM at seventeen

Harold Jarche

Seventeen years ago I was introduced to PKM by Lilia Efimova. To a great extent PKM is about shifting responsibility for learning and knowledge sharing from a company to individuals and this is the greatest challenge for both sides.

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innovating with pkm

Harold Jarche

Last month I published the latest e-book in the perpetual beta series (163 pages) which is focused on actionable insights for working and learning in a networked world. For example, here are some questions that the practice of PKM can address: How do I keep track of all of this information?

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working smarter with PKM

Harold Jarche

Working Smarter with Personal Knowledge Mastery is a field guide for the networked knowledge worker. It is meant to complement the PKM Workshops and help practitioners.

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cynefin and pkm

Harold Jarche

I have taken the basic model I use to explain PKM, with teams in blue, communities in red, and networks in green, along two axes — high & low structure, and low & high abstraction.

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PKM in practice

Harold Jarche

Cognitive load management is one of the four beneficial skills that can be acquired throughthe practice of personal knowledge mastery (PKM). For example, off-loading some cognitive tasks to an external network or community of practice provides time to focus or reflect. PKM Made Simple.

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working smarter with pkm — transcripts

Harold Jarche

They are supported by the Working Smarter with PKM field guide. Working Smarter with PKM (3 minute videos). Today, much of of what do is networked via digital technologies. In a networked world we need to know what is happening beyond our work teams or we become near-sighted.

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Why PKM?

Harold Jarche

Here is a short video introduction on why personal knowledge mastery ( PKM ) is becoming a required skill and mindset for professionals today. To remain current in the network era, people must constantly improve their talents and focus on initiative and creativity. When you are only as good as your network, PKM becomes a necessity. The limitations of hierarchies are becoming obvious as more value is found in networks outside the organization.

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PKM in action. Part 3

Harold Jarche

Here is my personal twist on PKM. PKM made me realize that infobesity afflicts us all unless we take control of the constant flow of information around us. The way I deal with it , thanks to the PKM workshop , is to care for my network. My network will provide me with relevant information , at the right time ( and frequently a bit before the s**t hits the fan!) PKM allowed me to better define my needs.”

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simply PKM

Harold Jarche

PKM = personal knowledge mastery. Why is PKM necessary? This requires a knowledge network. By building a network and getting to know people with expertise we can learn and have access to knowledge beyond ours. Successful people have diverse, but select professional social networks. How do I master PKM? Start with the three core perspectives of PKM: seek > sense > share. Read more about PKM. Participate in a PKM workshop.

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my pkm story

Harold Jarche

PKM shifts responsibility. To a great extend PKM [personal knowledge management] is about shifting responsibility for learning and knowledge sharing from a company to individuals and this is the greatest challenge for both sides. By 2009, I saw PKM as the missing component of most enterprise KM efforts. There were many other PKM models put forth, in addition to Lilia’s original work. By late 2009, I described PKM as our part of the learning contract.

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PKM in action. Part 1

Harold Jarche

An essential element of PKM is to do ‘something’ As Tim Kastelle says, “the biggest gap is between those doing nothing and those doing something” While it’s good to have a trusted knowledge network, Jane Hart recommends — “Although I trust my network to feed me valid resources, it is always important to check any resources personally to ensure they meet my own high ‘quality control’ standards.”

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iSchool Networked Learning PKM Resources

Harold Jarche

Tweet This is a follow-up from the Networked Learning (PKM) workshop I conducted for the iSchool Institute yesterday. Here are some of the resources I suggested prior to the course: Network Learning: Working Smarter , an article I wrote for the Special Libraries Association last year. Talking about PKM (from the professional KM community). PKM in a Nutshell (includes many links for further exploration). NetworkedLearning PKM

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organizational transformation through pkm

Harold Jarche

Helen describes practical ways to guide transformation in the emerging network era: Power today comes from connections, not a position in the hierarchy. We need to curate knowledge from our networks, to drive organizational improvement. The guiding sense-making framework for change at the NHS is my Seek > Sense > Share PKM model. Innovation PKM

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PKM in Action. Part 2

Harold Jarche

In PKM in Action Part 1 I gave a few examples of how people practice personal knowledge mastery. A good way of looking at PKM is as a method to improve serendipity, or fortuitous chance encounters. PKM practices do not have to be difficult. Two PKM methods I came across are the Fitness Circuit and Double-loop Learning to create micro-articles. Integrating PKM with team learning and knowledge management starts to connect personal learning with collaborative work.

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PKM Updated

Harold Jarche

Connect via Twitter Share social bookmarks through groups & networks. Join Social Networks. In my opinion, the core of PKM is 2) sensing, though 1) active observation is necessary to feed sense-making processes and 3) sharing with others creates better feedback loops. Tweet Here are four main processes that can be used in developing critical thinking skills using web tools (click image to enlarge).

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PKM Workshops

Harold Jarche

Stephen Dale also gave his take on PKM. These resources can be everything from the software and files on my computer to the stuff on the network to the people who will make larger connections for me. Importantly, beyond the simple bits and bytes, PKM is about making connections between these artifacts and the people who create them or influence them. PKM is about getting things done. The final scheduled personal knowledge management workshop finishes this weekend.

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Absorbing complexity with PKM

Harold Jarche

Anne Marie McEwan explains its effects, in Why Your Network is Your Life Support System : The concept implies that organisations that fail to distribute responsibility for absorbing complexity will eventually cease to be viable – they will not be resilient against shocks coming at them from their external environment. Anne Marie goes on to explain how important professional learning networks are to each and every one of us. This is PKM and the Seek > Sense > Share framework.

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pkm 2016

Harold Jarche

PKM puts us in charge of our learning. The PKM framework shows the need to develop a knowledge network and connect with mechanical and human filters, curators, and aggregators of information. PKM is based on the premise that work is learning, and learning is the work. “Any man who reads too much and uses his brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” ” —Albert Einstein.

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PKM and small business

Harold Jarche

PKM could get them to engage in networks that can help their business. Time to get adept at PKM is likely seen as an unaffordable luxury for small business owners. Small business is not immune to automation , but they could be much more flexible than large enterprises in adapting to the network era. There is one group that probably has the most need for professional development but has the least time – owners of small businesses.

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Network Learning PKM Workshop Notes

Harold Jarche

Tweet The Network Learning workshop will be held in Toronto on 27 May 2011. It is focused on mastering social media for networked learning, and is based on my work with PKM (personal knowledge management) since 2005. I use Seek-Sense-Share as an initial framework to explain how to set up a personalized PKM process: 1. Building a trusted network of colleagues (SEEK & SHARE). Talking about PKM (from the professional KM community).

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Networked Learning (PKM) Workshop in Toronto

Harold Jarche

Tweet In just over a month’s time, I’ll be facilitating another one-day workshop on Networked Learning (PKM) at the University of Toronto’s iSchool Institute on Friday, 18 November 2011. My consulting work this past year has shown a great need for two aspects of knowledge-sharing in organizations: 1) systems & processes to enable better collaboration & sharing, and 2) individual skills in narrating work and learning in networks.

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PKM in 2013

Harold Jarche

Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world and work more effectively. The PKM framework I have developed over the past eight years suggests two more steps: sense-making and sharing. PKM, or learning in networks, is a continuous process of seeking, sensing, and sharing. Building a network of colleagues is helpful in this regard.

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PKM in 34 pieces

Harold Jarche

One of my objectives with the current PKM Workshop [there''s still time to sign up] was to review most of my resources and work on developing new ones. Much of my work on PKM has been inspired by others. This graphic combines the work of several people into a single aide-mémoire on PKM and the Seek – Sense – Share framework. Still, good experts are valuable and I use platforms like Twitter to connect to them, like Valdis Krebs on social networks.

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PKM and innovation

Harold Jarche

Networking: Interacting with people from different backgrounds who provide access to new ways of thinking. One way to practice these skills would be to promote personal knowledge management (PKM) in the workplace. Sharing through our networks helps to develop better feedback loops. In an organization where everyone is practising PKM, the chances for more connections increases. Innovation is inextricably linked to both networks and learning. Innovation PKM

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A theoretical model for PKM

Harold Jarche

My focus on PKM developed after an initial personal need and then increased when I saw how personal knowledge management could help others. Ricky) Cheong asked the following research questions: RQ1: What are the roles of PKM in the Knowledge Management Process? RQ2: What are the values of PKM for individuals and organisations? RQ3: Is there any correlation between the roles of PKM in Knowledge Management Processes and the values of PKM for individuals and organisations?

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Barriers to PKM

Harold Jarche

A few weeks ago I asked my extended online network, “ What do you think is the biggest fear/need/barrier when it comes to adopting personal knowledge management (PKM) as a practice? ” Finding someone to talk to about PKM was a common response, as was the observation that management’s perception is often that not everyone has the same level of ability to do PKM sufficiently well. PKM practices can help people take off those weights.

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PKM Workshop 2013

Harold Jarche

There are a few ways to develop skills to be an effective sharer of knowledge in a networked enterprise. You can start, as I did, by researching sense-making and online cooperation in knowledge networks, try out different methods, and then develop your own. You could also get coaching and mentoring from people who have developed good professional network learning skills.

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PKM is not a technology

Harold Jarche

My definition of personal knowledge management is quite short: PKM: A set of processes, individually constructed, to help each of us make sense of our world, work more effectively, and contribute to society. PKM is not a technology, an enterprise system, a piece of software, or a platform. If anyone is selling you a PKM system, they do not understand it. The best technology for enabling PKM is the Internet. PKM 2008. PKM 2010. Why is PKM important?

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PKM: The Book

Harold Jarche

PKM helps individuals, organizations, and society. The more and better we share our knowledge, the more resilient become our networks. PKM is every person’s part of the new social contract in the network era, in my opinion. We are just finishing our third PKM online workshop. Here are some thoughts on PKM from workshop participants: Connecting with those who are in the know is the best way to learn how to navigate this new learning environment.

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PKM: a node in the learning network

Harold Jarche

Hyperlinks subvert hierarchy , or, in other words, digital networks enable multiple connections, so organizational communications are no longer just vertical. Social learning is about getting things done in networks. Effective working in networks requires cooperation , meaning there is no plan, structure or direct feedback. But social learning in networks can help us deal with complexity by providing a platform to test out ideas and learn from and with each other.

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PKM webinar 25 october

Harold Jarche

On 25 October at 18:00 GMT I will be conducting an online session on personal knowledge management (PKM). The automation and outsourcing of work is becoming our wicked problem to deal with as we move into the network era. Most recruiters will tell you that the time to build your network is before you become unemployed. Developing a network of thoughtful people who can help in your professional life would be a good start.

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PKM in a nutshell

Harold Jarche

PKM prepares the mind to be open to new ideas (enhanced serendipity). PKM is related to Personal Learning Environments and Personal Learning Networks. Tags: Informal Learning PKM Personal Knowledge Management: A way to deal with ever-increasing digital information. Requires an open attitude to learning and finding new things (I Seek). Develops processes of filing, classifying and annotating for later retrieval. Uses open systems that enable sharing.

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network literacies

Harold Jarche

Distributed governance was part of the conversation at RESET18 in Helsinki last month, where I discussed networks, communities of practice, knowledge-sharing, and sense-making, in the context of the Finnish civil service. I concluded that a network society needs networked models for organizing and for learning. Governments and their departments need to transition to the network form. Each network form will be different, so there are few best practices to follow.

PKM is making sense of complexity

Harold Jarche

This is what you find on the first page of most searches for PKM : Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a collection of processes that a person uses to gather, classify, store, search, retrieve, and share knowledge in his or her daily activities – Wikipedia. In my practice of PKM, and the Seek > Sense > Share framework, there is nothing artificial at all, and looking for automation only detracts from the real power of PKM.

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PKM and Online Communities Workshops

Jane Hart

Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) Workshop. PKM gives you a framework to develop a network of people and sources of information that you can draw from on a daily basis. PKM Social learning Webinar workshopsHere are the details of two upcoming workshops and one free webinar at the Social Learning Centre. 21 January – 15 February 2013. Led by Harold Jarche. Keeping track of digital information flows and separating the signal from the noise is difficult.

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PKM in the Summer

Harold Jarche

The idea was to provide enough structure to get started on developing a PKM routine, some guided support, and time for reflection. The PKM in the Summer workshop will be 60 days, starting on 27 June 2016. Anyone who wants to get better at managing their knowledge networks so they can stay current in their field. Here is one person’s experience: I am realising the benefits of practicing what the PKM concept preaches…. PKM Workshop.

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Please tell me about your PKM

Harold Jarche

Jon and his wirearchy framework have been an integral part of my views on the network era workplace since 2004. During one of our conversations in a local café, Jon suggested that in wirearchies, personal knowledge management (PKM) could become the new resumé. Considering that in complex, networked environments, where work is learning and learning is the work, would it not be better to find out how people are learning? How diverse is your network? PKM Wirearchy

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The Power of Pull and PKM

Harold Jarche

John Seely Brown & Lang Davison looks at how digital networks and the need for long-term relationships that support the flow of tacit knowledge are radically changing the nature of the enterprise as we know it. PKM helps people stay focused on the edges of their knowledge and look for innovation and opportunity. PKM enables tacit knowledge flows from the edge to the core and back. PKM covers the latter. ” Neither is PKM. Books PKM SocialBusiness

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PKM starts new workshop series

Harold Jarche

So far in 2012, I have hosted three online workshops on personal knowledge management (PKM), as well as a Summer Camp that included one week on the topic. The next PKM workshop will be offered as a one-month activity this September, with much more time for discussion, reflection, and dealing with competing activities in our professional lives. Our theme will be: l earning in the networked era. Communities Informal Learning Learning PKM SocialLearning

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PKM: the basic unit of social business

Harold Jarche

True collaborative networks do not rely so much on teams than on individuals, as B. 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. Empowered individuals working in networks, not teams, will give organizations the flexibility they need to be creative and deal with complexity. PKM SocialBusiness

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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. jeffhester @elsua makes a great point about our personal networks being key. Little focus on PKM then.

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PKM Workshop: learning out loud

Harold Jarche

This online workshop on adapting to the networked world of work includes tools, tips & techniques from two facilitators who have been connecting, communicating and collaborating online for over fifteen years. Sometimes it helps to learn out loud – LOL. That’s why we commit to formalized activities. They can help us try something new.

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sensemaking in a networked world

Harold Jarche

It’s a networked world. Personal Knowledge Mastery is staying afloat in a sea of information buoyed by knowledge networks and guided by communities of practice. PKM is the number one critical skill set f or any professional today. PKM is a discipline that benefits both organizations and individuals — learn how to become a knowledge catalyst. Develop knowledge networks for continuous learning.