A meeting of the ISO 30401 KM Standard workgroup (WG6) was held this week and the draft document was finalised. This Draft International Standard (DIS) now advances to the next stages of finalisation.
A Draft for Public Consultation will be released online in the next weeks by the National Standards bodies for a 3 month consultation. Anybody can register (for free) and comment. If you have any difficulties in obtaining a copy, please contact me as below.
The next stages are to finally edit the document, to fully comply with ISO document requirements, language translations, public consultation, final voting across 180 countries and National Standards bodies, and final comment processing.
This has been my first direct experience of working on an ISO Standard that is structured to be ‘principles driven’. All future ISO Standards must be principles driven.
I have learned much from participating in teams, and many times through virtual meetings, that are and must be, by requirement and nature, based on high consensus. Those of you who work in effective virtual teams know how difficult this is to achieve.
I do hope that this global Standard for KM, when released, will make a big difference in helping organisations better understand and implement KM towards a world class standard, and I hope it will assist KM practitioners in the continual development of a high quality professional KM discipline.
Although there is more work to do to completely finalise the ISO Standard for publication, I take this opportunity to congratulate both the ISO KM Standard international workgroup, led by Moria Levy, and each of the National Standards Committees that are actively participating in these achievements to date.
ISO details of ISO 30401 KM Standard status here
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