Looking for needs assessment and solutions methodology LO27099

From: Vana Prewitt (vana@praxislearning.com)
Date: 08/05/01

Replying to LO27088 --

> I have been asked by my team to develop a management system for
> consolidation of information, knowledge and (dare I say it) wisdom.

This sounds like a knowledge management system. The basic premise is
identify => collect => store => retrieve => reuse knowledge. Secondary
analysis would dip into tacit versus explicit knowledge. However, the
second part of your mail confused me.

> I am
> looking for a methodology that will assist me in assessing the needs of my
> team (currently 4 consultants, but planning to grow to 20 in the next 2-4
> years) and developing solutions to those identified needs.

If you are trying to identify the competency needs of your team, this is a
whole different thing. Competency assessments are prolific, depending on
your industry. I'm sure you would be able to find or develop one for the
consulting field. If you would like to clarify your need, I'd be happy to
send a reply.

However, please note that either one of these topics have hundreds of
useful resources I could cite, many of which are online. Like any
practical theory work, one needs to understand the principles of the
theories to apply them appropriately to the right context. Frankly,
that's why people hire consultants.

kind regards,

Vana Prewitt
Praxis Learning Systems


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