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Richard gave a presentation to the KMLF in his dual roles as a knowledge consultant and Honorary Research Fellow with the eScholarship Research Centre, at the University of Melbourne. The presentation facilitated lively debate about whether KM should aspire to becoming a stand-alone disciple like ‘economics’ or ‘Information systems’ – and if so, what might be the basis of such an aspirational journey.

The slide pack for this presentation is now available here:

Presentation to KMLF 22 Sept 2010


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CoPs – a Personal Journey

Peter Chomley’s slide pack for last month’s event: “CoPs – a Personal Journey” is now available for download here.

Some of the things that struck me from the presentation, shared on Twitter during the session (see the slide pack for more details):

  • How many “communities” have you been a member of over your life? How many things have changed over that time?
  • Looking back, you can see times when you made decisions that fundamentally changed your life.
  • Information Management is  explicit, individual, and about technology. Organisations do it for efficiency and productivity.
  • Knowledge Management is tacit, and is about people in teams and communities. Organisations do it for effectiveness, learning, competency, responsiveness and innovation.


Free event – Intranet Innovation Awards

Also, Step Two Designs will be announcing the winners of the annual Intranet Innovation Awards on 5 November in Sydney.  They will then be taking the show on the road with a free event in Melbourne on Tuesday 10 November:

“This year’s winners come from the USA, UK, Denmark, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. One winner has demonstrated $8 million of savings from their intranet project, and others have delivered solutions that have become core to how their organisations work. With ten winners, there are ideas that can be implemented by every intranet team.”

The event will be at the Telstra Theatrette, 242 Exhibition St, at 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  Step Two will share insights, screenshots and ideas from this year’s winners. Note that while this is a free event, registration is required before attending. Get all the info, and book your place promptly here!

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2009 has been a great year for KMLF (see events summary below).  It is the first year that we have offered events in every month (two in August!).  We collaborated with other networks (KM Roundtable and VPSCIN) to manage a larger activity and hosted three international speakers.  Participants have enjoyed a wide range of topics and formats and we have successfully kept the events interactive and conversation based. This has generated a lot of positive feedback and good participation throughout the year.

The KMLF organisers are very much interested in your feedback and participation (both face to face and on-line).  This December (Wed 9th) we will be hosting a preview/review conversation about where KMLF is at and where we want to be. We will start with drinks and conversation at the Business School and then walk to a nearby restaurant to continue dialogue over dinner.

Please start the conversations with colleagues and feel free to share your ideas with organisers through any of the means below (starting tonight at the meeting with Peter and again with Nancy White on Mon Nov 16th).  

You can follow KMLF activities and events in many ways:

Talk with other members at events is always best, but alternatives exist:
Twitter use search tag #KMLF

KMLF Google Calendar see future events (usually 4th Wed each month):

KMLF Blog for comments and feedback: http://www.melbournekmlf.org/

KMLF mailing group for all previous announcements: http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/KMLF/

KMLF LinkedIn site for sharing comments and access to members blogs

Events Summary 2009




Jan Arthur Shelley Conversations as a Knowledge share tool
Feb Andrew Mitchell Productive uses of wiki in workplace
Mar Helen Mitchell Innovative team interactions (Second Life)
Apr Matt Steel COP’s in the wine industry
May Stuart French Social Tools for cultural changes
June Judith Watson Knowledge Degradation
July Markus Feitz Demystifying Complex Adaptive Systems
August Dave Snowden (UK) Adaptive leadership in turbulent times (KMRT/VPSCIN)
August Bill Hall Knowledge Integration vs Corporate Disintegration
Sept David Gurteen (UK) Knowledge Café (Twitter) Tweeted & responded to real time
Oct Peter Chomley COP’s A Personal Journey
Nov Nancy White (USA) Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities
Dec Christmas Gathering Reflective conversation about KMLF’s future over dinner

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David Gurteen's slide pack

Had an excellent session with David on 17 Sep. About 30 or so people there – at least 7 of whom heard about the session on Twitter.

After David delivered his Twitter presentation, we moved into café format, with live tweets displayed on the screen via Twitterfall.

A couple of the highlights from David’s presentation:

Guide to the relationship building process:

  1. Find an interesting person. 
  2. Establish connection. 
  3. Build relationship via social tools
  4. Do stuff together
  5. Go to 3.

Social Media Principles:

  1. Share knowledge.
  2. Be transparent & open. 
  3. Be found & connectable anywhere!

Lots of other meaningful things were discussed, and shared on Twitter on the #kmlf tag.

We’ll be announcing our speaker for October shortly – stay tuned!

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Some info from our previous meetings, notice of future events, and other updates. 

Knowledge Integration or Corporate Disintegration?

You can now download Bill Hall‘s slide pack from the 26 August session.

Adaptive Leadership for Turbulent Times

Dave Snowden’s special session on 30 July was based on two earlier sessions. You can access the slide pack and a podcast of his session at the Civil Service College in Singapore on the Cognitive Edge site.  A shortened version of this was delivered to the IPAA in Melbourne on the same day as our presentation – the slide pack and podcast of this are also available at Cognitive Edge.

Leading Successful Knowledge Initiatives – Enhancing personal and organisational performance with embedded knowledge flows

As advised earlier by email, our own Arthur Shelley is delivering a two-day KM Masterclass for Ark Group in Melbourne on 28-29 October.  It will be at the Novotel Melbourne on Collins, and will feature a series of interactive conversations, supported by practical exercises to help you build your own knowledge-based strategy.

 As usual, a discount applies for Melbourne KMLF members. For all details, please refer to the online brochure. (We also have printed copies of this available at our meetings.)

Nancy White in November

We are in the early stages of planning for Nancy White to address us while she is in town.  Please keep the evening of Monday 16 November clear for now – more details later.  See the Full Circle Associates blog for more info about Nancy.

While she is here in November, Nancy will also be undertaking a series of workshops across Australia, in partnership with Innotecture (Matt Moore’s company) . I highly recommend this!  (Disclaimer: I am assisting  Matt with the Melbourne session.)

The Australian Collaboration Software Report

A reminder – if you are in Australia, and currently using collaborative software, or planning to acquire it, please fill out the survey at http://tinyurl.com/ozcollab now! This will give you the opportunity to benchmark your experience against that of others.  Read more about the survey on the OzCollab blog here; and our preliminary findings here.

(This initiative is being conducted by Matt Moore of Innotecture and myself).

Get the Buzz

Although the KMLF is mostly about the face-to-face meetings, you can follow some news and join the online discussion via our LinkedIn group – Melbourne KMLF

You can also check what’s going on by following the Twitterers amongst, or by searching for #kmlf on Twitter, or searching on #hashtags. (Results may vary!)

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Collaboration update

A few items of interest:

Melbourne KMLF LinkedIn Group

As you should have seen from your latest group email, we have now set up a LinkedIn group to provide an additional channel for knowledge sharing between members.  If you haven’t already joined the group, please click here to apply.  Feel free to add news articles or other items of interest to the group to share with everyone, or let us know what news feeds you would like to see. (Thanks to Luke Grange for setting this up!)

The Australian Collaboration Software Report

Are you currently using collaborative software, or are you planning to acquire it? Would you like to benchmark your experience against that of others? Are you based in Australia? Please fill out the survey at http://tinyurl.com/ozcollab now! (If this is not relevant to you, you may like to pass it on to any colleagues that may be interested.)

Matt Moore of Innotecture and I are currently researching the use of collaboration tools in Australia. “Collaboration” is a buzz term at the moment, and we want to get behind the hype to discover how organisations are selecting and implementing tools and whether they are benefiting from them. If you have experience with selecting, implementing or maintaining a collaboration tool within the last 12 months, then we would like you to take part in this survey.

Read more about the survey on the OzCollab blog here; and our preliminary findings here.

KM Australia – Reminder

Remember that you can get a member discount to KM Australia in Sydney in August. Apply quickly if you haven’t already done so, and wish to attend. Mention that you are a member of Melbourne KMLF to receive your discount.

Go to the KM Australia site for more information, and to download the latest brochure.

 – Keith De La Rue
   Organising committee

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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the lively discussion last week! Here is a list of some of the resources I mentioned – please let me know if I have missed any and I will amend.

Best wishes,


Super highly recommended

Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Li , Josh Bernoff

Super highly recommended (but I have not read yet)
Enterprise 2.0: How Social Software Will Change the Future of Work by Niall Cook and Don Tapscott

Free Social Software Tools

Enterprise 2.0: How Social Software Will Change the Future of Work by Niall Cook and Don Tapscott

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