Knowledge disclosure point

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A Knowledge disclosure point or KDP is (the account of) an event that sets a meaningful context for knowledge elicitation.

Concept

In the broader context of knowledge management, Knowledge disclosure points or KDP's are identified as accounts of past (in some cases fictional) events, such as:

  • Decisions
  • Judgements
  • Problem resolutions
  • Learning events

KPD's can be identified through anthropology-based observational approaches or through other structured methods, such as Decision mapping. In general, observational methods based on anthropological principles and techniques are most appropriate when the natural cycle of knowledge use can be observed over weeks rather than months. Other methods, for example those based on anecdotal elicitation, are more suitable for longer reference periods.

When mapping knowledge in an organization, KPD's are a key prerequisite and form the primary input for other knowledge elicitation methods, such as ASHEN.

Key criteria

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  • Meaningful to the subjects of study
  • Entailing the use or the acquisition of knowledge

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Principles

Frameworks

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Concepts

Methods

References

Articles and books

  • Dave Snowden, The ASHEN Model: an enabler of action (Part One of Basics of Organic Knowledge Management), Originally published in Knowledge Management, April 2000 Vol 3 Issue 7 edited 2004
  • Dave Snowden, Knowledge Elicitation: indirect knowledge Discovery (Part Two of Basics of Organic Knowledge Management), Originally published in Knowledge Management, June 2000 Vol 3 Issue 9 edited 2004

Blog posts

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