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By Steve Trautman March 5, 2019

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

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

20 Test Questions to Measure Knowledge Transfer

A Tool from the Steve Trautman Co.

One reason we value experts in any organization is for their ability to do great work. We also value them because they are able to answer the questions we have for them with the “right” answer. We all know...

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By Steve Trautman September 5, 2017
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), Free Resources & Tools, 20 Test Questions

By Steve Trautman September 5, 2017

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, Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), Common KT Misconceptions, Free Resources & Tools, Talent Risk Management, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer, knowledge transfer planning, managing talent risk

By Steve Trautman November 11, 2016

Is Your IT Transformation Stuck?

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

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

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 Silo Matrix (KSM), Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), Talent Risk Management, 3-Step Knowledge Transfer, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer, knowledge silos

By Steve Trautman June 20, 2016

Getting Aligned

The Key to Prioritizing and Reducing Talent Risk

When assessing and managing talent risk and preparing for knowledge transfer, we work to uncover data like who’s the expert, how many employees do we have that are capable of that work, how many employees...

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By Steve Trautman March 23, 2016
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Workforce Risk Management, Skill Development Plan (SDP), Skilled Worker Shortage, Talent Risk Management, 3-Step Knowledge Transfer, knowledge transfer

By Steve Trautman March 23, 2016
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