ICE teams up with project delivery experts to create Knowledge Hub

The new hub aims to provide easy access to knowledge and a community where ideas and best practice can be shared

The new Hub will offer a collaborative approach to knowledge sharing.
The new Hub will offer a collaborative approach to knowledge sharing.

ICE and the Major Projects Association (MPA) are collaborating to launch a Knowledge Hub Community group to provide a more collaborative approach to knowledge sharing across the industry. The collaboration aims to help knowledge hubs work together to share or point to each other's relevant content.

There are many existing and disparate sources of knowledge on major projects of varying quality across the internet. Many of these sources contain content on similar subject matter but with different perspectives. Each has its own niche and adds to the overall body of knowledge on major projects, but those seeking knowledge often do not know where to find high quality knowledge.

The idea of creating an interconnected network of knowledge is to help reduce duplication of effort and collectively drive up traffic to each of the hubs. It is expected that together the knowledge hubs network will have a bigger voice and therefore greater impact on the industry.

The Hub, due to launch on 24 May, consists of two elements: a knowledge repository, where users can access and add insight from their own major projects in a way that allows the material to be freely used, modified and further shared; and a major projects community, where they can communicate, interact and connect directly with their peers.

Communities of practice are now an established, albeit complicated, medium for sharing knowledge between organizations and across networks. They recognise the problems associated with the speed of change, complexity and uncertainty associated with working in business or government.

The development site is still in the production phase but already contains abstracts and links into the material in the Crossrail and London 2012 Learning Legacies.

Get involved

Do you already have experience in solving some of these obstacles to collaboration? Have you been involved in the development of knowledge sharing or community of practice activities? If you are willing to share your advice and experience, then please contact Jonathan Norman, Major Projects Knowledge Hub Manager.

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