Post by Patrick DiDomenico, ILTA KM Steering Committee
For anyone attending the upcoming ILTA conference in Washington, DC and interested in learning about ways to further your firm’s KM initiatives by using the Document Management System (DMS) and other tools you may already have in place, I’ll be moderating a session on “Using Your DMS for Knowledge Management” on Monday August 26 at 2:30 pm. The hashtag will be #kmpg3.
The session will first present an analytical framework showing how common KM challenges — such as managing and accessing model and sample documents, finding internal and external experts, and finding precedent deals and cases – can be addressed via a DMS alone or by combining the DMS with a different front-end user interface or back-end database. The four panelists will then present case studies of how their firms have addressed KM challenges in these ways. The four panelists–Chris Boyd, April Brousseau, Eric Hunter, and Rick Krzyminski–will then present case studies of how their firms have addressed KM challenges in these ways.
Both the framework and the case studies should provide helpful guidance for anyone seeking to harness existing firm resources to further their KM goals. I encourage you to attend if interested!