What does EA have to do with knowledge management ?
EA, as the architecture design, serve as the framework and guideline for enterprise knowledge management.
EA, as a process, architect the enterprise knowledge.
“ Enterprise Architecture is really a specialized knowledge domain and of knowledge management” Ed Vail, Ptech Inc.
“ In effect, EA is a special category of knowledge-management: the EA community within an enterprise develops and maintains a body of knowledge about enterprise structure and purpose, and assists others in putting that knowledge to practical use, to enhance enterprise effectiveness .” Tom Graves
“ Knowledge Management ( KM ) comprises a range of strategies and practices used in an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute, and enable adoption of insights and experiences . Such insights and experiences comprise knowledge , either embodied in individuals or embedded in organizational processes or practice.” from Wikipedia
KM is “a more organic and holistic way of understanding and exploiting the role of knowledge in the processes of managing and doing work, and an authentic guide for individuals and organizations in coping with the increasingly complex and shifting environment of the modern economy.” Source: Denning S. What is knowledge management? Definitions . www.stevedenning.com
“ Knowledge sharing is an activity through which knowledge (i.e. information , skills , or expertise ) is exchanged among people, friends , or members of a family , a community (e.g. Wikipedia ) or an organization .” From Wikipedia
Knowledge Management and Collaboration Create Knowledge Sharing by Guy Currier in Baseline
“ With the maturation of the Internet, collaboration and knowledge sharing have become a standard way of conducting business, to the point where enabling technologies require functionality to address these activities,” says Steve Cranford, a director in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Advisory Practice.
It does not only allow company to leverage on the power of knowledge but also facilitate the collaboration culture in the organization.