When you think about engineering knowledge management (EKM), some expectations might come to mind. Executives at an organization might be searching high and low for a new solution that could solve all their knowledge management problems overnight. EKM is something that organizations value and rely on, and even though most companies try to capture knowledge in the best way that they can, it’s often not enough.
Organizations that are looking for a better solution to their knowledge management problems often have the expectation that a lessons learned database or an Excel sheet will do the trick when it comes to preserving senior engineer knowledge. Companies that have been using Excel sheets for the last 20 years might not even think about an easier way to manage their knowledge.
In the long term, attempts to standardize knowledge end up as a bandage solution that doesn’t develop dynamically along with the organization and doesn’t return the initial investment.
Unfortunately, there’s no overnight solution when it comes to engineering knowledge management. However, the reality is that your organization is likely to be on a level playing field with other companies that are in similar situations. Still, the effort to get an organization to the point where their engineering knowledge is effectively preserved and provisioned can be easily overlooked.
This is where a knowledge management system comes into play. While there will still be effort involved in getting started, using solid knowledge management software can lift the burden that EKM puts on the shoulders of subject matter experts.
A Better Outlook
When an organization is equipped with the right knowledge management system, their knowledge becomes even more valuable.
- Knowledge is applied instead of just collected
- Employees have confidence in the knowledge that is being provisioned
- Knowledge is always up to date and grows organically with the organization
Auros IQ uses the Knowledge Aware approach, which is the latest and most dynamic approach in knowledge management software. Auros IQ can improve on the engineering knowledge management methods that your organization is already using. As a result, the precise knowledge is provisioned to the right person when that person needs it. Furthermore, Auros IQ can also help uncover problems before they arise and find issues that haven’t been found in the past.
To learn more about how Auros IQ can improve your engineering knowledge management, visit aurosks.com to schedule a consultative briefing on the Knowledge Aware approach.