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Evaluate Relevant External Knowledge Bases

07 April 2009

Evaluate Relevant External Knowledge Bases

The knowledge base system will most likely be developed in one of three ways.

Acquire a knowledge base system, configure and customize. A knowledge base system is an RDBMS plus a document management system. It has tools that allow the generation of web pages and other information project management tools . Both general knowledge bases and specific project management knowledge bases are available from vendors. One of these can be acquired, and then configured. The configuration includes entering the PMO methodology, standards, processes, decision rules, tools, templates, and governance rules into the system. In all likelihood, some custom programming will be necessary, as well.
 

 

Acquire components, integrate, configure, and customize. Here, the PMO begins by using or acquiring core components such as the RDBMS, project management  software for scheduling, and executive dashboards. These are integrated, usually through custom programming of automated data interchange. They are enhanced with a document management system – either purchased or developed in-house. Then the system is configured to include the PMO methodology, standards, processes, decision rules, tools, templates, and governance rules.

Develop custom application. In this approach, only the most basic tool, an RDBMS, is acquired. Everything else is developed by the company, or by a vendor for the company, as a custom knowledge management system. The PMO methodology, standards, processes, decision rules, tools, templates, and governance rules are built into the system as it is designed and developed.


 
 


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