Knowledge Management

What is Knowledge

Knowledge management (KM) comprises a range of practices to locate, interpret and reuse in the appropriate content. KM efforts frequently focus on:
  • Process Improvement
  • Program enhancement
  • Data is the source material or content in the form of facts or non-facts that serves as a basis for generating information.
  • Information is a product of data that has been processed into a format understandable by its intended audience.
  • Knowledge is ways of knowing obtained through sensory experience (seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling or feeling).
  • Understanding involves an interpretation of the knowledge.
  • Decision requires application of the understanding based upon situation-specific criteria.

Source: Theory as a Foundation for Military Operations: Data, Information, Knowledge, Understanding. Click here to see the original model.

The model above is an adapted view of the DIKUD continuum with application to LL.

Knowledge is a fluid mix of framed experiences, values, contextual information, expert insight, and intuition that provides an environment for evaluating and incorporating new experiences and information (Tiwana, 2002). Knowledge is a system of connections between facts and ideas (Tywoniak 2007).