We have a mastery of Knowledge Management coming from years of study in academia as well as the battlefields of Afghanistan. We can map the flow of information to knowledge to operational relevance based on best practices from both the public and private sectors. As a result, we provide solutions through innovative processes that leverage today’s best technologies and business practices to support the strategic discipline of Knowledge Management.
KM Boot Camp
For the US Department of Defense, we have developed a rigorous Training and Certification course for Knowledge Management practitioners and an introductory “KM Boot Camp.” In addition to our work at U.S. Southern Command, PTP teaches KM Engineers within TRADOC and SOUTHCOM using our leaning management site. This 40-hours course concludes with certificate testing and has been in use by the US Army for over five years.
In the private sector, PTP delivered a knowledge management boot camp to Southeastern University (SEU) in central Florida. In response to the course, a professor of business gave the following praise. “PTP provided SEU outstanding course curriculum that supported the first Knowledge Management Boot Camp the University offered. The curriculum was comprehensive, especially how PTP leveraged real-world experience throughout the course material. Our success with the course has led to integrating PTP’s KM course content into our Business Analyst undergraduate degree.” (Joseph Childs, Professor of Business, Southeastern University)
USFOR-A Retrograde Fusion Cell
In real-world combat operations, PTP created KM solutions for US Forces as they departed Afghanistan. The U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) Retrograde Fusion Cell required a common operational picture to monitor personnel and equipment readiness and movement throughout the drawdown. In order to present a relevant operational picture, we fused data and information from multiple systems in a User-Defined Operational Picture (UDOP) which displayed data synthesized from DoD Systems of Record, SQL databases, SharePoint, and user-created applications. And as requirements evolved, we integrated new data sources. We created a web app for tracking people, a Web part for managing base closures across the country, and a geospatial visualization display that allowed for a quick reference that made sense of where all $46 billion of assets were.
The comment from the customer in Afghanistan was:
–and Mission Success is what we are about.
PTP developed other KM enablers including:
- Web app for tracking personnel using JPRS
- Web part for managing base closures (BTRS)
- Geospatial visualization display (BDRVIZ)