Active Knowledge Modeling of Enterprises

Authors: Lillehagen, Frank, Krogstie, John

  • Shows a completely novel approach to Active Knowledge Modeling in industry
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  • Written by inventors of the AKM technology
  • Based on a long-term collaboration between academic research and industry application
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Enterprise Modeling has been defined as the art of externalizing enterprise knowledge, i.e., representing the core knowledge of the enterprise. Although useful in product design and systems development, for modeling and model-based approaches to have a more profound effect, a shift in modeling approaches and methodologies is necessary. Modeling should become as natural as drawing, sketching and scribbling, and should provide powerful services for capturing work-centric, work-supporting and generative knowledge, for preserving context and ensuring reuse. A solution is the application of Active Knowledge Modeling (AKM).

The AKM technology is about discovering, externalizing, expressing, representing, sharing, exploring, configuring, activating, growing and managing enterprise knowledge. An AKM solution is about exploiting the Web as a knowledge engineering medium, and developing knowledge-model-based families of platforms, model-configured workplaces and services.

This book was written by the inventors of AKM arising out of their cooperation with both scientists and industrial practitioners over a long period of time, and the authors give examples, directions, methods and services to enable new ways of working, exploiting the AKM approach to enable effective c-business, enterprise design and development, and lifecycle management. Industry managers and design engineers will become aware of the manifold possibilities of, and added values in, IT-supported distributed design processes, and researchers for collaborative design environments will find lots of stimulation and many examples for future developments.

About the authors

Frank Lillehagen is President and CEO of Active Knowledge Modeling AS, the third company he has co-founded. From 1974 to 1985, he pioneered computer graphics and CAD in many Scandinavian industry sectors, and co-founded Eurographics in 1980. Overall, Frank developed four commercial CAD systems and the Metis modeling tools (now owned by Troux Technologies) and received many awards for his contributions to industrial innovation.

John Krogstie is Professor in Information Systems at IDI, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, and also a senior advisor at SINTEF. Prior to that, he was employed as a manager with Accenture. John is the Norwegian Representative for IFIP TC8 and vice-chair of IFIP WG 8.1 on information systems design and evaluation.

Reviews

"Peter Drucker once noted that the IT industry produced great help for clerks in its first 50 years and hoped it will help management in the future. Eventually, here it is. Now enterprises of any size can make sense of business process management, architecture, knowledge management, agility, teamwork, and innovation. Years of research, invention and application testing have produced this book full of valuable information". - Jack Ring, Fellow, International Council on Systems Engineering

"Developed in cooperation of scientists and industrial practitioners, Active Knowledge Modelling (AKM) facilitates both life cycle management and the operation of knowledge representations. The AKM inventors have created a comprehensive reference for anyone coping with the demands and challenges of IT supported enterprise management in the knowledge economy." - Martin Zelm, Co-founder CIMOSA Association

"I can’t see how the global industry is able to meet the future without active knowledge modeling. To ensure to be prepared for the next generation of PLM and true border-free global and local collaboration, read this book." - Per Högberg, President Collaborative Business AB and Vice Chairman SAP User Group Executive Network


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Active Knowledge Modeling of Enterprises
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-79416-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-79416-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-79415-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09831-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 436
Number of Illustrations and Tables
148 b/w illustrations
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