Learning with Intention

Learning with Intention

MITRE is, and always has been, a learning company. It’s a point of pride among staff to be immersed in training, a new degree, a new book, a new talk. The key to making it all stick, however, is intent and practice. Whether you agree with the 10,000 hours concept or...
Eureka Café

Eureka Café

In this post, Howard Gershen describes how he managed Samuel Johnson’s feat of making “new things familiar, and familiar things new” for colleagues with discriminating palates. Best part of his approach is that you can try it right away, adjusting, of course, to the...
Read This – Then Stand Up and Take a Walk!

Read This – Then Stand Up and Take a Walk!

As MITRE’s Health and Wellness Program Manager, Susan Skelly knows what makes MITRE staff tick—literally. Susan’s account highlights her team’s approach to sharing health-related knowledge with staff immersed in their work. How does your company keep your staff...
The Daily Standup

The Daily Standup

In Liz Hayes’s post about routine check-ins, seemingly simple collaboration processes and trust enable hard-working, distributed teams to succeed. —Editor Author: Liz HayesI joined a new project last summer, a Global Information System (GIS) effort run by Keith W....
When a Lack of Heroics Best Serves Veterans

When a Lack of Heroics Best Serves Veterans

A good friend and mentor reminds me regularly that knowledge management is a journey, not a destination. Which makes maturity models the boon companion of the KM discipline. This post eyes the prize through the lens of a new volunteer effort that helps military...
Gestalt Wikis at MITRE: Origins

Gestalt Wikis at MITRE: Origins

Gestalt Wikis at MITRE: Origins

This blog post is the first of four in a series about Gestalt Wikis at MITRE. MITRE began using wikis on the corporate intranet in 2005 with the volunteer grassroots creation of MITREpedia. MITREpedia uses open source MediaWiki[1] as its underlying wiki software. The objective as stated in its Main Page was to capture information about MITRE “people, projects, organizations, customers, technology and more.”[2] In a recent conversation with its founder, Harry Sleeper, the motivation behind MITREpedia was elaborated as to provide a collaborative environment where staff could author linked narratives of well-formed, detailed knowledge about their work.

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