The KMWorld 2015 Conference is underway in Washington from 2-5 November, and has the theme “Agile Knowledge Sharing & Innovation”.
The agile methodology is an alternative to traditional sequential project management that has to date primarily been used in software development. It involves being able to deal with unpredictability through an incremental and iterative approach.
In his keynote, Jabe Bloom, Chief Flow Officer with Praxis Flow, cautions about the challenges that agile creates in regard to the capture of institutional knowledge. He alerts that the agile development approach tends to discount the value of information resources.
Dave Snowden, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Cognitive Edge, advised in his keynote that complexity theory, which is the science of uncertainty, has significant implications for knowledge management. He urged a focus on more person-to-person interaction as a source of knowledge.