Proceedings are an innovative means for knowledge management. We service them by programs and labs.
Look at proceedings as containers of knowledge on a specific topic. This knowledge is not static. It alters and proceeds in its developments. Still, along its lifecycle, it is handy to have a collection of and a focal point for this knowledge. In other words, a proceeding is a format with which we can capture any type of content relevant for the specific topic the proceeding is about.
For example, we apply proceedings for capturing the knowledge on Smart Insights. One proceeding per Smart Insight. One Proceeding Program for a series of Smart Insights to cover a knowledge theme.
Within a proceeding lab, we concentrate the activities around the harvesting, developing, sharing and publishing of proceedings. These activities also include collaboration, education and consulting. A proceeding lab builds around a community of people sharing a same interest, the theme the proceedings program is all about. A proceedings lab is not a separate service. Its servicing comes along with the proceedings program you enroll into.
The proceedings invention supports multiple ideas.
Proceedings are units. Primarily, proceedings are units. More or less every proceeding stands alone. This means we can collect them in programs. We expand and adapt these programs. This makes a program open ended. We gradually and steadily add to the proceedings based on progressive insights and feedbacks. The program itself will grow organically. We make the program meet to our changing needs.
A unit of expertise. A proceeding is a set of knowledge products. Think about reports, videos and infographics with which we represent and tell about models, templates, playbooks, questionnaires, checklists, surveys and the like.
A unit of insight. A proceeding covers an insight. A specific topic we want to discuss.
Unit of education. With a proceeding we can educate on a very specific topic. A proceeding is a lesson on its own. When more education is needed, we add a Q&A section.
A unit of collaboration. We use proceedings for harvesting, developing and sharing our expertise. With comments we add to the knowledge captured and cover discussions and eventually disputes.
Unit of publication. We publish about proceedings, so people outside the community can learn about the topic.
Unit of progress. Each proceeding we add to the collection is another item of progress. In this way we continue, on progressive insight.
Unit of enablement. We publish proceedings online by using an online platform.
Unit of application. A proceeding captures knowledge we apply in practice. We also harvest on findings we gain from practice, so our community can benefit from lessons learned.
Unit of science. A proceeding captures knowledge we research on. So, we proceed on our scientific intent and make our insights increase in truthfulness.
Unit of discipline. A proceeding is outcome of a process of knowledge harvesting, sharing, developing and publishing.
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