NASA’s Chief Knowledge Officer explains the importance of knowledge management for project organizations



Video of Dr. Ed Hoffman’s keynote presentation at June University of Maryland Project Management Symposium available

12 June 2015 – College Park, MD, USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence has announced that a video of the keynote presentation by Ed Hoffman on Tuesday, 9 June 2015, is now available online. Dr. Hoffman’s speech was titled “Creating Knowledge Services for Modern Technical Project Organizations: The REAL Knowledge Approach.” Ed’s slides are also available, along with the video and his background summary, at http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=895

To watch the video, click here.

150612-pmwj35-Hoffman-PHOTOAccording to Dr. Hoffman: “Knowledge is the essential element for the creation of successful physical and virtual products and services. It should be viewed as an organized set of content, skills, and capabilities gained through experience as well as through formal and informal learning that both organizations and practitioners apply to make sense of new and existing data and information. It can also exist as previously analyzed and formatted lessons and stories that are already adaptable to new situations. The ascendance of leaders that can validate the realities to which projects are able to apply knowledge and base decisions on is key…” Read more here

Dr. Ed Hoffman is NASA’s Chief Knowledge Officer.  He works within NASA as well as with leaders of industry, academia, professional associations, and other government agencies to develop the agency’s capabilities in program and project management and engineering.

Dr. Hoffman has written numerous journal articles, co-authored Shared Voyage:  Learning and Unlearning from Remarkable Projects (NASA, 2005) and Project Management Success Stories:  Lessons of Project Leaders (Wiley, 2000), and speaks frequently at conferences and associations.  He serves as adjunct faculty at The George Washington University. He holds a Doctorate, as well as Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Columbia University in the area of social and organizational psychology.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brooklyn College in 1981.

The 2nd Annual University of Maryland Project Management Symposium was held on the university campus in College Park, Maryland during 8-9 June 2015. Their 3rd annual conference will be held during 12-13 May 2016, so mark your calendars. Visit the symposium website at http://pm.umd.edu/page.php?id=887

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s provides high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, preparing graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers, to maintain a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and to provide project management training and development service to the university, the profession, and the community at large. For more information, visit the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence website.

Source: University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence