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By Steve Trautman October 17, 2018

5 Years In 30 Days

Capturing & Transferring the Expertise of a Chief Software Architect

A while back, one of our clients, a global provider of automation and information solutions, learned that one of their key employees was giving his 30-day notice. This employee – I’ll call him Luis – was a...

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By Steve Trautman June 28, 2018
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Knowledge Transfer Planning, Emergency Knowledge Transfer (EKT), Consistency in a Workforce, Skill Development Plan (SDP), 20 Test Questions

By Steve Trautman June 28, 2018

Are Your Best People Slowing You Down?

5 Steps to Avoid Bottlenecks on Your Team

Your company can only move as fast as your experts. I was reminded of this fact when I heard a story on NPR’s Marketplace. The host was profiling the Cup & Saucer Café, which has three locations in...

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By Steve Trautman April 10, 2018
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Topics: what to do about pacers, what is a pacer, Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM)

By Steve Trautman April 10, 2018

Making Mainframes Cool Again

IT executives are starting to say something out loud that everyone has known for a long time: Despite decades of IT transformation, mainframe systems are still the backbone of much of today's IT...

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By Steve Trautman November 7, 2017
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Skill Development Plan (SDP), knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer

By Steve Trautman November 7, 2017

The Lost Piece of Enterprise Risk Management

Successful organizations are almost always led by executives who implement cohesive plans to mitigate possible risk, regardless of how bad or unlikely it may be. Enterprise risk management, also known as...

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By Sonja Gustafson August 29, 2017
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Topics: enterprise risk management, Risk Management, Talent Risk Management, managing talent risk, Best Practices, Leadership and Management, Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Skilled Worker Shortage, knowledge transfer blog, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Workforce Risk Management

By Sonja Gustafson August 29, 2017

Smart Tips on Getting Headcount Added To Your Team

Every leader who asks for headcount needs to be able to make a sound business case that ties the new headcount to executing the corporate or divisional strategy. Start by making sure you know who is making...

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By Steve Trautman September 29, 2016
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Topics: Talent Risk Management, talent risk mangement definition, definition of talent risk management, managing talent risk, knowledge transfer, knowledge silos, Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM)

By Steve Trautman September 29, 2016

Is Your IT Transformation Stuck?

I was recently visiting a major university. Their IT department is in “transformation” and it’s stuck. The new director has 167 people reporting to him. He and his second in command are dumbfounded because...

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By Steve Trautman August 19, 2016
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Topics: knowledge transfer, 3-Step Knowledge Transfer, knowledge transfer blog, Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Skill Development Plan (SDP), big picture questions, Talent Risk Management

By Steve Trautman August 19, 2016

Expanded Family Leave Policies

How to Prepare for an Employee’s Extended Absence and Eventual Return

There’s a new phenomenon happening in corporations today where family leaves are being extended. While it’s common practice in other countries to offer extended leave, U.S. companies like Netflix, Facebook,...

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By Steve Trautman June 20, 2016
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Topics: knowledge transfer, 3-Step Knowledge Transfer, knowledge transfer blog, Skill Development Plan (SDP), Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), knowledge silos, Best Practices, Talent Risk Management

By Steve Trautman June 20, 2016
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