Knowledge management is implicitly about time. Think about time and duration: how long does the knowledge have to last?

Discussion about KM in context of the NASA Return to the moon after a 40 year gap.

Discussion about Roman Engineering, a classic success story of durability.

Discussion of Y2K - who would have thought that shortcuts we took 30 years ago would come back and haunt us in 2000?  Someone forgot to ask, "how long is this thing likely to last?"

Discussion of NASA missions, mission duration, and how mission duration drives the kind of knowledge we need to create, capture and keep.

Discussion of Information Life Cycle Management. Consider a space mission that may last 30 years, or more? How do you maintain interest, morale, commitment, over generations? At NASA, a grand-student may receive the data from a mission his professor launched 25 years earlier. Will people still care about the knowledge?

Kinds of information that are difficult to sore or find:
- Reasons for design (or decision) changes
- Technical rationales
- Existence and location of archives distributed across an organization

We discussed this in the context of NASA, but it applies equally well to any organization.


Great slides, but like other presentations, too fast for me to capture..

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