SIKM Leaders Community

SIKM Leaders Community

The SIKM Leaders Community, originally named the Systems Integration Knowledge Management Leaders Community, is a community of Knowledge Management leaders from firms around the world. It was created in 2005 by Stan Garfield for Systems Integration and Consulting firms, but soon expanded to include all Knowledge Management leaders. The goal is to share experiences and insights on implementing Knowledge Management programs.

Stan, who is still leading the community, was Community Evangelist at Deloitte Global Knowledge Services and Worldwide Knowledge Management Lead at Hewlett Packard and Compaq Computer Corp. He is now retired, acting as author, speaker and community leader in the field of Knowledge Management.

The Systems Integration KM Leaders Community offers the following Knowledge Management education and training opportunities:

Chapters

  • SIKM Global Group (start: Aug 2005)
    • SIKM Community Champions
  • SIKM Boston Chapter (start: Jan 2009)
  • SIKM NYC Group (Dec 2015 – Dec 2016)
  • SIKM San Francisco Bay Area Group (start: Sep 2018)

Meetings

  • Monthly SIKM Leaders Community Calls
    List of Community Calls
    Usually on the third Tuesday of the month; Meeting platform; Member access to schedule w. links to past calls’ follow-ups (incl. slides, recordings, etc.; Registration required!); Since 2017 supported by Susan Ostreicher

  • Chapter meetings
    List of Meetings
  • SIKM Peer Assists, Knowledge Cafes, Fishbowls, etc.
  • Get-togethers @ KM events (mainly at KMWorld conference)
    • 12th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner/Meetup at KMWorld, Nov 16, 2020 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 11th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 6, 2019 (Orga: Susan Hanley, Arno Boersma, Neesham Spitzberg)
    • 10th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 7, 2018 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 9th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 7, 2017 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 8th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 16, 2016 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 7th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 3, 2015 (Orga: Arno Boersma and Neesham Spitzberg)
    • 6th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 6, 2014 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 5th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 6, 2013 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • (informal) APQC KM Conference SIKM Leaders Community Dinner, May 2, 2013
    • 4th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Oct 18, 2012 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • APQC KM Conference SIKM Leaders Community Dinner, Apr 26, 2012 (Orga.: Linda Hummel)
    • 3th SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 2, 2011 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
      (joint event with the Knowledge Management Education Forum)
    • 2nd SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 17, 2010 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
    • 1st SIKM Leaders Community Dinner at KMWorld, Nov 17, 2009 (Orga: Susan Hanley)
  • Group Conversations
    Latest conversations

    • May 23, 2022
      Re: Question about knowledge centered service (KCS)
      Hi Eli,I don't know any examples (nor articles or case studies) of KCS applied to maintenance, but I can post your question in the Slack channel of the KCS member community. It might take a few d …
    • May 21, 2022
      Question about knowledge centered service (KCS)
      Hi All,"Knowledge-Centered Service is about providing real-time customer support and maintaining documentation as part of the process. It’s a methodology and set of practices that treat knowledge …
    • May 20, 2022
      Re: Migration from Confluence to Microsoft 365
      Martin –   I think that my observation is that clients are looking at total package cost – including things like the cost of Office and Exchange making M365/O365 including SharePoint a better deal.  T …
    • May 20, 2022
      Re: Migration from Confluence to Microsoft 365
      Do people here have experience that SharePoint is now less expensive than Confluence? I find this surprising.Is the cost of staff necessary to run the two platforms being factored in?I get that Conflu …
    • May 20, 2022
      Re: Migration from Confluence to Microsoft 365
      I’ve helped customers transition from Confluence to SharePoint.  It’s really a lot about what you make of it.  I’m happy to answer questions.   Rob   ——————- Robert L. Bogue O: (317) 844-5 …
    • May 19, 2022
      Re: Migration from Confluence to Microsoft 365
      On 19/5/2022 6:17 pm, Elena Kokoliou wrote: Hi Eugene, your points are absolutely right. The reason that we want to investigate alternative solutions has to do with cost savings. The functionalities o …
    • May 19, 2022
      Re: Migration from Confluence to Microsoft 365
      Thank you all for your responses and your willingness to share your experience!
    • May 19, 2022
      Re: Migration from Confluence to Microsoft 365
      Thanks Mark for your insight, appreciated.
    • May 19, 2022
      Re: Migration from Confluence to Microsoft 365
      Hi, I love SharePoint, but I think that is necesary using this platform without or whit lesss programing. Sharepoint is really versatile and adaptable but depends on creativity and flexibility of peop …
    • May 19, 2022
      Re: Migration from Confluence to Microsoft 365
      We do use SharePoint as the core of our Knowledge Management system. However it is also "horses for courses" as some knowledge need not be in SharePoint. For example the knowledge needed by …

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