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By Steve Trautman October 17, 2018

Are You There Yet?

3 Ways to Increase Knowledge Sharing & Speed Up Your Big Move

As a kid, did you ever take family road trips? What were they like? I remember sitting in the way back of my parents’ station wagon, sweating in the summer heat as we drove to visit some distant cousin. My...

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By Steve Trautman May 30, 2018
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Topics: knowledge transfer, apprentice, Skill Development Plan (SDP)

By Steve Trautman May 30, 2018

The Value of Learning Is Real, But Who Has Time for It?

Practical Applications of the 5-Hour Rule

Last week I wrote about the 5-hour rule, which author Michael Simmons defined as setting "aside at least an hour a day (or five hours a week) … for activities that could be classified as deliberate practice...

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By Steve Trautman March 6, 2018
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Topics: 5-hour rule, knowledge transfer, 20 Test Questions, learning

By Steve Trautman March 6, 2018

Learn or End Up Floating Face Down in the Deep End of the Pool 

The 5-Hour Rule

"When your clients balk at committing their experts and apprentices to 4 hours of knowledge transfer a week … point them to these smart people!" The note was from our COO, Teresa Canady. And these "smart...

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By Steve Trautman February 28, 2018
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Topics: knowledge transfer, 5-hour rule

By Steve Trautman February 28, 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

Talent Risk Management in Action

Everyone on the Team Doing Their Part

Today in my email inbox I was copied on a status report showing talent risk reduction happening in real-time using knowledge transfer. It inspired me to share with you how this is working on the ground, in...

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By Steve Trautman January 10, 2017
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Topics: Knowledge Transfer Workshop (KTW), knowledge transfer, knowledge transfer blog, Knowledge Transfer Strategy, managing talent risk, Talent Risk Management

By Steve Trautman January 10, 2017

Why Use a CMMS for Knowledge Transfer

At The Steve Trautman Co. we always love a good, practical checklist. A well-designed list of what is known and what needs to be learned is an invaluable tool for knowledge transfer. The knowledge...

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By Sonja Gustafson December 9, 2016
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Topics: knowledge transfer, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer planning

By Sonja Gustafson December 9, 2016

Why Competency Models Used for Talent Risk Management Are the Emperor’s New Clothes

Yesterday, during the i4cp webinar on Managing Talent Risk, I commented that it is time for competency models to be replaced with more targeted talent risk data that directly drives business (think: money,...

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By Steve Trautman November 11, 2016
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Topics: Outsourcing, knowledge transfer, knowledge transfer blog, managing talent risk, Talent Risk Management, Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), Common KT Misconceptions, Free Resources & Tools, knowledge transfer planning

By Steve Trautman November 11, 2016
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