Knowledge: Knowledge Structure mapping

This is a brief overview of knowledge structure mapping. For a more indepth view, and an idea of how it can be used to, hugely, increase business productivity please visit the akri sister site http://akri.co.uk/
Specifically to the KSM pages here.

A paper, written by Dr. Gordon, for the 2013 European Conference on Intelligent Management Systems, entitled "Knowledge Structure Mapping Design By Evolution" is available for free download, in pdf format, on this site. Download Developing-KSM.pdf here.

What is knowledge structure mapping?

Knowledge Structure Mapping is a method designed to help managers visualise and evaluate that part of the organisational knowledge resource which is held by staff. It concerns the knowledge that people need in order to carry out activities on behalf of the organisation. The method is relatively simple and a specialised tool has evolved over many years to assist in building the visualisation, analysing the results and presenting the findings and ‘Options for Action’.

The primary aim of Knowledge Structure Mapping is to provide decision support for management by making the knowledge resource visible and bringing it into the mainstream of organisational decision making. In order to achieve this, KSM provides:

  • A clear and uncomplicated visualisation (map) of a knowledge area
  • Detailed Information about the knowledge resource provided by domain experts
  • A detailed Knowledge Risk Analysis
  • An extensive range of knowledge analysis options
  • Options to support continuous knowledge improvement
  • Options for the protection, development and deployment of the knowledge resource
  • A dedicated software tool to elicit the map, analyse results and present deliverables
  • A comprehensive Web Ready resource from a study, produced directly from the tool

or a more detailed overview of knowledge structure mapping and how it helps businesses and organisations, please visit http://akri.co.uk/ksm.html.