Accession Number:

ADA434450

Title:

Assessing the Usefulness of the Decision Framework for Identifying and Selecting Knowledge Management Projects

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

Knowledge management KM is becoming recognized as a valuable tool for the Department of Defense DoD in its effort to maintain a competitive, strategic advantage against its enemies in a new threat environment. Decision superiority is the ultimate end result and is only possible through the effective and efficient use of its chief key resource--knowledge. As the Air Force seeks to transform the way it does business the concept of knowledge management has made its way to the forefront of both the Air Forces Information Strategy and Information Resource Flight Plan. This research assesses the usefulness of a knowledge management decision framework previously designed for the Air Force by Captain William Bower 2001 and refined by 1st Lt Jeffrey Phillips 2003 referred to as the Bower-Phillips decision framework. Guided by the framework, a case study was undertaken at an Air Force organization to identify and address potential knowledge management opportunities. The framework was found to be useful in identifying possible KM opportunities.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE