KMP2P talk on Introduction to Taxonomic Design and Impressions of KM Asia


2015-12-12 10:00 to 12:00


HK Polytechnic University, Hunghom

Taxonomy was one of the most common projects that KMIRC had done in the past few years, and it is one of the subject in our KM study.  Have you ever considerd how in reality a taxonomy project be done in the real client situations?  How successful they are?  Do you know most of the taxonomy projects actually failed?  And why?

Bill Proudfit is our graduate from MScKM, and he had been teaching Taxonomic Design in 7 lectures in the last summer at the Hong Kong University for the MSc in Library and Information Management programme.  The course focused on how to define, describe and organize the various types of knowledge found in organizations.

Thanks to Bill and he has accepted our invitation to deliver a sharing on December 12, 2015.  There are 2 parts of his sharing:

  1. Describe how human cognitive abilities and social behavior impact taxonomic design (around 45 min)
    • types of taxonomy
    • ways terms and relationships are created
    • Why taxonomic design is graceless.
  2. Bill was part of a 4-person panel discussion on What is working in KM vs what is not.  He will share with us his impressions and take-aways from the KM Asia 2015 conference. (around 15 min)

Before coming to the event, he recommends everyone read this paper from Patrick Lambe:

Patrick Lambe. Green Chameleon. 2015/02/02. ‘Why taxonomy projects are graceless and what to do about it’.


Thanks for Bill's sharing regarding taxonomy and insight gained in event KM Asia. Please find the attachment for the highlights of the talk on 12 Dec 2015

A Thank you card to Bill Proudfit - from KMP2P:


Details of the Sharing

Date      12 December 2015, Saturday 
Time   10:00 - 12:00 am, registration starts at 9:45am 
Venue   PolyU, exact room TBC 
Presenter   Bill Proudfit 

HK$50 for members, HK$60 for non-members as donation to KMP2P, payable on event date

Deadline   11 December 2015, Friday


Should you need further information, please contact Don Chan at 9323-7652. Thank you!

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