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During the next several posts I would like to examine the effect the Obama presidential campaign, cabinet selections, and governing strategy is being shaped by the principles, practices, and technology of Knowledge Management (KM). I am referring to this as “The Obama Affect”. This is the first time in the history of American politics that someone has leveraged KM in a political campaign and has ultimately changed how politicians will be elected. KM has many facets. Among its many facets, KM includes knowledge acquisition, collaboration, knowledge transfer/sharing, and the technology and strategy to effectively leverage knowledge to shape decisions.

The Obama Team has instituted a push strategy executing a knowledge-sharing policy that includes disseminating information about the campaign, transition team, cabinet selections, and future policies via email, mobile devices, and the Internet. As the Obama Team continues to add cabinet positions and shape their policy decisions the following links provide some insight into their strategy:

http://www.barackobama.com/index.php

http://www.ontheissues.org/Barack_Obama.htm

A good KM strategy Includes:

KM Vision
Valuation of Knowledge Assets (People, Process and Technology)
Conducting Knowledge Audit
KM Strategy Details
· Knowledge Acquisition Planning
· Knowledge Transfer Planning
· Knowledge Sharing/Collaboration Planning
· Knowledge Management System Planning

We will examine each aspect of the Obama KM Strategy and I welcome your comments and suggestions.

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