We now move onto the Joint Operating Committee focused Knowledge & Learning module of the Preliminary Specification. This module shares many similarities to the Research & Capabilities module, and in fact is populated with the information from that module as its base of information. Recall that the objective that we are working to achieve is to move the knowledge to where the decision rights are held.
As I noted in yesterday’s post, the Research & Capabilities module should be organized based on geologic zones. This is so that the information that is pertinent to each zone can be separated into its own “packaging” within the Knowledge & Learning module. Additional ways in which data may be sorted in the Research & Capabilities module might include by geographical location. Where all the vendors who operate within a certain geographical location are referenced only in those regions.
With each Joint Operating Committee being concerned with one or a handful of geologic zones. The focus of the Joint Operating Committee can be limited to just those specific areas. What is particularly different about the Knowledge & Learning module, however, is that the information that is contained within the module is aggregated from multiple producers. Any of the producer participants who have information contained within their Research & Capabilities module will have that data and information for those geologic zones populate the Knowledge & Learning module for that Joint Operating Committee.
With the potential to have multiple companies contributions of research and capabilities about that zone. It is important to have the information organized within the Research & Capabilities modules in a manner that when multiple producers data is merged, use of the data is probable. (The old adage garbage in, garbage out.)
This would summarize the manner in which the Research & Capabilities information is populated within the “knowledge” area of the Knowledge & Learning module. Tomorrow the “learning” attributes of the module will be discussed. And on Saturday, I will discuss why we are even talking about these geo-technical and engineering points in an ERP system.
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