I’ve been reading a few interesting posts on personal learning environments (PLE) here and here (as a blog on a presentation from Stephen Downes).My experience has been that constructing a PLE has had an enormous impact on my personal professional development – but developing a PLE that works for me took a long time (years … Read more
Here‘s a new site and community engaged in exploraing and understanding what it means to be a knowledge worker. My ‘take home’ from this is that it appears to me that a knowledge worker is increasingly shifting to the mentality and/ or practices of the free agent. In part, this is a result of the … Read more
In my last post on promoting learning in projects, I stated: Organisational processes are the rythm section that enable project teams to improvise with rigor But this post from Chris Collinson makes expresses it all so much clearer.
1: generate immoveable deadlines – forcing project teams to focus on what is required (to meet the milestone) and to rethink problems and look for creative solutions 2: encourage cross-functional teams and/or construct teams of people who rarely or never work together – enhances the chances for new thinking between different disciplines and the reframing … Read more
Following on from my previous post on team learning and another on collaboration I’m working on processes of organisational learning and the transfer of lessons learned through project activity to the wider organisation. As a project team disbands and takes it learning on to new projects there is a basic and obvious mechanism for transfer … Read more
Interesting post here from Jon Ingham on organisations’ use of web 2.0 technologies. It seems to me that the organisational focus on the efficiency gains above the transformative potential of web 2.0 points to the cultural barriers to effective implementation of enterprise 2.0 outlined here by Todd Stephens. I’d be interested to see something like … Read more
Thinking through the links between knowledge management and learning via this post from Jack Vinson, reinforces to me the importance of situated learning, ie, that powerful learning occurs when it takes places directly in the situation the learning will/ should be applied. Thus the continued focus on work-based learning, learning by doing, informal learning, sitting … Read more
I’ve been thinking more about learning in projects and the infrastructure & processes to enable more effective learning and knowledge exchange and development. I see the experience of project working as the building block for ‘deep’ collaborative working. Learning in projects operates broadly on three levels: Individual: often focused on developing new skills and knowledge … Read more
An interesting post here from Keith Sawyer confirming that (a) innovation occurs through learning and (b) learning is a social/ collaborative process (and so innovation is also a collaborative process).
An interesting post here on PM 2.0 – a more ’emergent’ approach to managing projects that is more about collaboration and learning – especially in the build, test, rebuild approach.