April 24, 2009

Knowledge Audit

Have you ever performed a knowledge audit on yourself? That is a concept I came accross while working on the mini-project for KBAM. Like many other concepts, is common sense the idea that I should think and know about what I should know. But have you ever done it consciously? Well, for all of us MBE students the answer is yes. At least it should be because every time we are doing a mind map and planning an PMA or the project we are doing some kind of Knowledge Audit. We are identifying what we know, what we need to know and how to do it.

BEsides that, recently I did a different and more complex version of the Knowledge Audit. I was talking to some former colleagues and to some people from the company I worked for and they enquired me if and when I was returning. I knew this question would come so before hand I gave some thought to the the question. And one of the things that came to my mind is that in order to know that, I needed to know what I wanted, what I was looking for. That was something I already knew (see the entry about my personal vision and mission for that answer). Them what I had to think was, what do I needed, what was missing, what were my improving points in order to get to this level. That was basically a knowledge audit with a slightly different connotation. What I needed to have and know here was more closely related to professional experience (a form of knowledge) them to formal academic knowledge.

I think constantly performir personal, honest, realistic audits is a valuable experience to any human being. And I`m not talking about academic or professional experience, more important them all that is making a personal audit, reflecting were I am, were I d like to be and what I need to get there as a human being. 


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  1. I tend to do so, and I do SWOT analysis on myself too so that I know where I stand and what I need to do to improve meself.Isn’t it a good example of continuous improvement,which I personally believe is the most vital and beneficial aspect we persue in life. Now I start to think how to apply KM to manage personal assets including money,time,even friends etc…interesting x

    24 Apr 2009, 20:12

  2. The biggest gift of life is its unpredicatbility … too much KM audits gives you a well planned route kinda kills the element of surprise ….. no?

    18 Jul 2009, 05:34


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