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KM Adventures in Project-land

New access to resource related to knowledge management in projects added to PMWL

14 April 2021 – Dallas, TX, USA – In case you missed it, new access to a useful previously published resource related to project knowledge management is available in the PM World Library (PMWL).  The resource titled “Through the knowledge lens: KM adventures in project-land” is a paper by By Judy Payne, Eileen J. Roden and Steve Simister in the UK and published in the October 2019 edition of the PM World Journal.

According to the authors’ introduction:  Knowledge management (KM) is a holistic, cross-functional approach focused on ways organisations create and use knowledge to improve outcomes (Association for Project Management 2019; BSI 2018). KM has been around as a discipline and organisational practice since the early 1990s but is still a relatively new concept in project environments. Although KM is widely practised in project work, managers don’t always recognise the knowledge aspects of their work and tend to treat KM as a series of discrete activities rather than as a way of making project work produce better outcomes in different contexts. What is labelled ‘KM’ is often not KM at all – and the real KM is hidden.

Does this matter? We think it does. KM adds value and can contribute significantly to project, programme and portfolio success – and project management is missing out on it. KM experience and thinking from beyond the project management world can change this, but only if managers recognise the knowledge and KM aspects of their work.

To read this article, visit the Applications and Hot Topics section of the library at, scroll down to Advanced Topics in PM and click on “Knowledge Management and PM”. Scroll down to resource. Registration is required to access so if not yet a member, consider the 30-day Trial Membership at