Monthly Archives: April 2016

Incremental formalization

So, do we force everyone in the organization to study formal representation of knowledge and use spreadsheet-like tools or language-oriented programming tools whenever they speak or record an Insight? Of course not. (Although I will certainly be accused of proposing … Continue reading

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Mapping madness

There is an abundance of tools for creating visual “maps” of “knowledge.” The sheer number of tools available for this purpose indicates a strong need for such applications. Categories of semantic mapping tools The site “Software for mindmapping and information … Continue reading

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Why do we need a new model like ICKMOD?

Why, in general, do we need a model for representation of practical knowledge? Because without a target model for the resources being developed, (1) it’s impossible to apply consistent practices for development and management of knowledge resources and (2) it’s … Continue reading

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Random technical recommendations

I feel compelled at times to say a few things that may not be directly about representing knowledge or converting information into meaning. I will keep them here. I discuss tools designed for capture, management, and transfer of knowledge in … Continue reading

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Ignore almost everything … if you can.

As a knowledgebase grows larger, our first requirement is to limit what we look at to those things that are highly relevant. One way to meet this requirement is explicit specification of “context.” What is a “context”? Few people would … Continue reading

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The Insight-Centric Knowledge Model — ICKMOD

The “Insight-Centric Knowledge Model” (ICKMOD) is my personal take on several key aspects of a model for representation of meaning. I expect disagreement from others — even on the basics. But it’s often easier to start by negotiating differences with … Continue reading

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Let’s get practical — Part 1

A cursory look at the problems, models, methods, tools, and examples discussed in this blog might have you thinking, “I don’t have the time, skills, or technology to do the things you are recommending. Doing those things on an enterprise … Continue reading

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Why turn information into meaning?

Why meaning? Simple: Because we don’t create value or solve problems until we turn information into meaning. That used to happen “naturally” in the sense that we used to have the time and motivation to consume and validate the truth … Continue reading

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TamingComplexity.org compared to formal project activities

Most of the complexity we encounter does not require formal project management activities or developing software to solve the problem. But there certainly is overlap with those aspects of complexity in life and work. There will be substantial informal discussion … Continue reading

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