Knowledge management for metrics: enabling analysis and dissemination of metrics

Thomas A Walworth, Mike Yearworth, Laura Shrieves

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

2 Citations (Scopus)


The need for a measurement regime to enable control project control is well recognized. Additionally there is an increased need to understand the technical progression of projects; especially where projects have high levels of inherent complexity, have to develop solutions in complex environments, or both. Investigations have shown the difficulty in both the implementation and the use of a measurement regime, especially in reference to the display and dissemination of the results to the organization. This is highly desirable in order to control both the projects themselves, as well as the process of monitoring projects. We hypothesize that the application of results from both the knowledge management and information flow literatures can be applied to this problem to develop a system that will improve this dissemination. This would allow the measurement system to be better at assisting with project control. We therefore present the design of a knowledge management system that enables projects operating in a complex environment to maintain better control. In this paper we discuss the design of a tool to collect, store, and display this information to the required audience. Designed to support the metrics program, we focus on the design of the KM system, using reasoning from research into the metrics program to support choices in the functionality We will use this model to outline the benefits of such a system to the projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th IEEE Systems Conference (SysCon 2014)
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventIEEE Systems Conference 2014 - Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 31 Mar 20143 Apr 2014


ConferenceIEEE Systems Conference 2014


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