The web page: http://www.gen-strategies.com/
The thesis: it's not knowledge management, it's context management.
Interesting web site, even a work product of its own technology. The
underlying technology is called jmap (joined map) which can, as the site
illustrates, be implemented in a spreadsheet.
When surfing the site, be sure to visit the *proprietary notational
From the web page:
"Our Website is not our Front Office. It is our Dynamic Context or
Production Space with 'in-progress' artifacts. The Website is quite
primitive graphically. We allocated our resources into the subject matter
and ignored 'paint job' for now. "Maintaining consistency at all times is
counterproductive" [Perspectives, IEEE Computer, April 2000]. The content
that is in legacy or draft - inconsistent - state is used in instructor-led
courses to illustrate development process by the 'in-progress' artifacts.
Using consistent terminology in a fast changing domain is an impossible
task. For example, we are in process of replacing term 'knowledge
management' by 'context management' in the legacy material.
Most of the Website content takes for granted certain competence in the
Information Communication Technology. Therefore to minimize frustration,
please consider starting your navigation at the Lectures or Paper. However,
even the very best navigation strategy is not a substitute for 'learning by
doing". Consequently, modeling a well-understood procedure could give an
essential insight into Context Management. To simplify the model
development, usage of an appropriate Generic Template is advised.
Spreadsheet software (for instance MS Excel), considered as Context
Management System 0.01, provides an experimental environment for developing
and processing simple context models | extended spreadsheets. A more
powerful Context Management System is needed for development and processing
of comprehensive contexts.
Context management is not simple. Trivial models cannot represent a subject
matter with intrinsic complexity. Nevertheless our track record between 1987
and 2000 (,  and GS Inc. work context) demonstrates the context
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