DSP560 Knowledge Management

Code DSP560
Name Knowledge Management
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Computer Science
Academic staff Mārīte Kirikova
Credit points 4.0 (6.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The course describes the notion of knowledge, nature of knowledge, and knowledge types in the context of organizational knowledge management. Students get acquainted with a lifecycle of knowledge management system and practice different tasks of each of the steps of the lifecycle by playing particular roles in knowledge management team(s). Students learn to identify knowledge needs and goals as well as to design methods and tools for meeting the knowledge goals. They get acquainted with approaches to organizational learning and practice knowledge management ethics..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the course is to equip students with knowledge and skills necessary to: explain the impact of the nature of knowledge on the management of knowledge; understand and interpret the concept and objectives of knowledge management in the context of organizational strategy and infrastructure, and to develop competence of choosing right IT solutions for particular knowledge management needs.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Understanding of the essentials of knowledge, knowledge management, and knowledge management system. - Models of knowledge, knowledge management, and knowledge management system designed by the student.
Ability to align business strategy and knowledge management strategy. - Appropriately formulated knowledge management strategy for a given situation.
Ability to use and evaluate knowledge management technologies. - Well motivated choice of particular technologies in a provided context.
Ability to perform knowledge audit. - Knowledge audit performed and results documented.
Understanding of socio-ethical aspects knowledge management. - Student presents skills to fulfill the roles of the knowledge management teem according to engineering ethics.
Ability to design knowledge management system. - A nontrivial knowledge management system’s project acomplished – team work.
Course prerequisites Recommended: knowledge in requirements engineering, software engineering, information systems design, systems theory, and business process management.

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