What a marine surveyor needs to know about knowledge management


Nicholas (Nick) Parkyn has an extensive background in both the marine and information technology disciplines. His work in the marine industry includes marine surveying, yacht and small craft design and marine software development. As an IT&T consultant he has held positions which include senior consultant positions with Hewlett Packard (USA & Canada) and the Centre for Information Technology Research at the University of Queensland (Australia). Based on his experience and background, he brings together experience from all the contributing disciplines to apply to this subject.

Today we have a challenge that our ancestors did not have: the “general” knowledge base doubles every four to five years, making knowledge management essential. Personal knowledge management is a set of activities that a person uses to gather, classify, store, search, retrieve, and share knowledge. It is based on the concept that knowledge workers increasingly need to be responsible for their own growth and learning and represents a bottom-up approach to knowledge management.

This handy guide is a practical guide to knowledge and knowledge management. It provides a background to the subject and a practical insight into what is required and how to setup a computer based personal knowledge management solution. Some aspects focus on the enablement of yacht and small craft surveyors; however most aspects are just as applicable when used by commercial ship marine surveyors too.

Author: Nicholas Parkyn
ISBN: ISBN 978-1-911058-06-9
Size: 52 pages

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