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Visual of PKM process stages

After our Unworkshop we had started a training supporting the moderation process in webconferencing and in presence events with visuals (kind of more formal training but with lots of informal options).

As a result I have been able to overcome my believe from early childhood that I would never be able to draw or visualize …

Because I have chosen to visualize the PKM process stages I thought this might also be of interest to those still monitoring our informL blogs:

Visual representation of PKM stages

As you can see I did draw my own pictographs for the stages on paper, scanned them and then (in my drawing program) placed them on an arrow symbolising information coming in and going out again.

The whole process of visualizing helped me getting an even better understanding on what the process is and will certainly help me remember the stages involved …

Informl PKM revisited

The Unworkshop is still in my mind and has to some extend changed my (business) live. In particular the concept of Personal Knowledge Management (see informL | PKM) keeps me thinking, experimenting and thus learning …

Today I have revisited the PKM resources on our informL wiki and I am suggesting to rearrange the seven PKM skills.

Instead of:(1) retrieving information; (2) evaluating/assessing information; (3) organizing information; (4) analyzing information; (5) presenting information; (6) securing information; and (7) collaborating around information

Use: (1) retrieving information; (2) evaluating/assessing information; (3) organizing information; (4) analyzing information; (5) composing information (6) presenting information; (7) securing information

Why do I suggest this?

  • Analysis and synthesis are two different tasks and require different skills and should each be represented as a separate stage
  • The new skill #5 composing (or re-composing) information can be seen as the work of an individual or of a group and would therefore implicitly include the missing skill-sets on collaborating around information.

What do you think? Please let me know if you are still tuned in even though I will only be posting sporadically on my blog in English.