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76. Unlocking the Main Elements of the Knowledge Centered Service, With Lana Kosnik
The KCS offers a more collective approach to Knowledge Management through a defined method. Lana Kosnik, trainer in this system, explains here the main elements that make up the Knowledge Centered Service approach. She starts by explaining how the KCS coaching programs operate through a peer-to-peer perspective.
Then she dives into the method’s main elements, including the eight solve and evolve processes, the core concepts, and the four principles that guide the whole system. To conclude, she shares some recommendations for what to do with legacy content when adopting the KCS, and lists the main benefits she has seen come along with the adoption.
Lana Kosnik is a certified Knowledge Centered Service V6 Trainer and currently works as KCS Knowledge Management Practice Manager at Upland Software. Before this, she got her start in administrative roles and catering sales and operations. Lana also served as Part-Time Faculty at Oakland University.
75. How To Reduce The Fear of AI, With Mariena Quintanilla
Based on her experience working with teams to introduce the tool, Mariena shares advice on how to reduce the fear of Generative AI, and some strategies on how to incorporate it into businesses and people's everyday tasks. Along this, she explores the process of upskilling and gives out recommendations for those looking to expand their expertise and get into something new.
To finish off, she brings up the work she does with data analysis, focusing on root cause analysis and the importance of introducing insights from support teams for engineers to make improvements based on systemic and data driven analysis.
Mariena Quintanilla is an Independent Consultant that works with startups on data quality testing and support systems. She has honed her skills as an organizational leader by helping to build customer facing engineering teams focused on customer data, custom data solutions, and technical support for data products. Prior to this, she spent 10 years in Product and Engineering.
74. Business Process Design in ITSM: How to Design Robust Business Processes?, With David Mainville
In Service Management, business process design lays the foundation upon which everything else arises. David Mainville makes the point that robust business processes are the starting point of any solid strategy, as they are what brings together the business with IT.
He breaks down everything that should be included in the design process to make it accurate and complete from the start. David also talks about the Navvia Process Designer, his own software company, and touches on some of the most frequent mistakes related to process building, and what he sees coming in the future for this field of practice.
David Mainville is the CEO and Co-Founder of Navvia and a well known member of the Service Management community. Before this, he got his start as a Field Engineer and progressed through Senior Technical and Management roles over 13 years to eventually become National Manager of Professional Services at Amdahl Canada.
73. Learning From Practice In ITSM, With Ryan Ogilvie
When looking to improve ITSM processes, Ryan argues that the focus should be put on learning from practice. He shares his experience of ten years as an ITSM consultant, pointing out how important it is for organizations to look inwards, avoid working on autopilot, analyze the why’s behind their operations, and, when possible, come to their own conclusions for where and how to improve.
To finish off, Ryan touches on knowledge sharing, identifying the need for it to be short, functional, and practical to engage with.
Ryan Ogilvie has worked for the last ten years as an independent ITSM Coach and Consultant for Blackfriar Consulting. In the past, he has also served as Service Management Lead and ITSM Consultant at Shaw Communications, as an IT Process and Procurement Analyst at CalFrac Well Services, and other ITSM related roles at Burnco Rock Products, Interpipeline, and Agrium.
[LIVE SESSION] Knowledge Management Success: Tips, Tricks, And Metrics
A proper Knowledge Management strategy is essential to an efficient IT support offering. However, achieving this may present some challenges. It requires time, effort, consistency, and, most importantly, to create awareness of its relevance.
But all hope is not lost! In this live session, Liz Bunger and Michelle Stumpf dive deep into the factors determining Knowledge Management success, including the Knowledge-Centered Support function, the knowledge funnel, and the path from knowledge to an article. Plus, they share tips and tricks for documenting, writing, and measuring.
Liz Bunger is the KCS Program Manager at Motive, where she develops and implements the strategy for the Customer Support Knowledge program. Prior to this, she was the Business Program Management - Knowledge at Paychex.
Michelle Stumpf is the Head of Knowledge Management at Celonis, a KCS-certified trainer, and a Knowledge Management strategist. She has solid experience developing and implementing enterprise-level taxonomy, metadata, and governance strategy. Previously, she was the KCS (KM) Practice Director at RightAnswers and the Content-Knowledge Information Architect at Verizon.
72. Building Community Within a Customer Support Team, With Neal Travis
Neal Travis brings on the importance of building community, fostering strong relationships, and encouraging effective communication within a Customer Support team. He shares his current experience in AIHR, focusing on the work he does to motivate connections and share knowledge throughout the support team. Neal also talks about his experience with Support Driven, a community for Support professionals, and how his participation allows him to grow and improve in his day to day tasks.
Neal Travis is currently the Support and Admissions Manager for AIHR, an online learning and edtech company, and an active participant of the popular Support Driven community. He has collected over a decade of experience in Customer-Centric Roles, getting his start managing customer and sales teams in retail Telecom.
Great podcast on the industry!
Excellent podcast! Really enjoyed the episode with Phyllis Drucker!