Capturing and sharing lessons learned across boundaries: a video-based approach

By Christian, June 20, 2012

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Abstract

In light of emerging product development trends, such as Product-Service Systems, manufacturing organizations are obliged to collaborate across functional and organizational borders. Hence, companies are increasingly investigating how to leverage knowledge management practices to enhance their dynamic learning capabilities to achieve continuous process improvements. Many researchers assert that lessons learned practices are possible ways for organizational learning, which allows for continuous capturing and sharing of experiential knowledge across boundaries in order to learn both from mistakes and successes. However, many organizations fall short in capturing and sharing lessons from projects and applying them in new situations. The purpose of this paper is to propose a video-based approach and related guidelines for capturing and sharing lessons learned in a dynamic manner across functional and organizational boundaries. Based on laboratory experiments as well as validation activities conducted in collaboration with an aerospace manufacturer, this paper compares the video-based approach with a more traditional text-based approach of documenting lessons learned from projects. The paper describes the results of testing activities conducted with a video-based lessons learned prototype and the authors reflect on its implications for design practice management in the aerospace industry.

Keywords

Lessons learned, Lessons learned template, Experience sharing, Web 2.0, Video sharing, Knowledge management, Organizational learning, Product-Service Systems

Citation

Chirumalla, K., Johansson, C., Bertoni, M., & Isaksson, O. (2012). Capturing and sharing lessons learned across boundaries: a video-based approach. i Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems .

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