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Welcome, Inside Counsel readers

I was interviewed by Keith Eckers of Inside Counsel for an article on KM in legal departments.  Step-by-step guide to a successful KM initiative has been published in the June 2007 issue, and I am quoted along with Dennis Kennedy and several others.

For new visitors, check out my other Legal KM articles.  Or browse through my extensive articles on knowledge management.

The article is primarily a set of guidelines, as suggested by the title.  It also includes some anecdotes and sidebars on topics related to KM.  I suspect those deeply vested in the KM would cringe at some of the things that get highlighted, but it does provide a basic intro to the topic.

The guidelines:

  1. Create an objective
  2. Sell it (where I'm quoted)
  3. Appoint a leader
  4. Get buy-in
  5. Leverage existing technology (use what you've got!)
  6. Consider other stakeholders
  7. Maintain it

[Thanks to Doug Cornelius for spotting this.]

Drucker and the (knowledge) worker

KM is shallow, insular and history