From MIKE2.0 Methodology
Information Management, open standards and methodologies are key topics for academic research. Here is a list of potential research topics.
Success factors and obstacles for open methodologies
- List of open methodologies (OM) and standards (OS) ( history, governance, members, successes, failures)
- categories of OM and OS (by topic, community, scope, process in value chain, industry etc.)
- approaches to establish and govern OM/OS (approach, CSF, lessons learned, KPIs etc.)
- maturity model of open standards
- 2-3 case studies
- business case / benefits of OM/OS
FTSE 250 (max FTSE 500) in
FS (retail banking, cap markets, insurance)
CS (telco, media, automotive, life sciences)
PS (central gov and defense like MoD, RPA, NHS, Royal Mail, DCSF, Rolls-Royce, BAE etc.)
Evaluation and potential bonus payment
Thesis published at university 60
Interviews with 20+ companies and rating on maturity model 10
5 blog posts on MIKE2.0 5
Content published on MIKE2.0 (excerpts from thesis) 10
2-3 case studies 10
1 conference paper/ presentation / poster 5
Open Methodology Compliance (OMC)
An information-centric and collaborative approach to corporate governanc
- Overview of major compliance areas (financial, legal, risk, health & safety etc.)
- Approaches to compliance (external audit, internal audit, membership in association, open methodology compliance – pro’s, con’s, process, CSFs)
- The case for OMC
- Pick an industry or even a segment (much narrower than 1))
- 5-10 in depth interviews with client to cover all areas of the business
- Relevant interviews with external auditors and associations
- More forward looking than truly empirical
Networked Information Governance
a collaborative approach to Information Governance
Can an “open methodology” work?
Test the viability of the openmethodology concept and potential business models around the approach, helping to answer the following questions:
- Based on a defined set of personas and user stories for collaboration, what are the best incentive models to encourage collaboration to an openmethodology?
- For consulting firms, their methodologies and frameworks contain their key intellectual property. Software companies are building successful business models using open source software, can consulting firms do the same around open source methods?
- Taking the MIKE2.0 initiative as a test case, how should the approach be improved to meet its strategic business objectives?
What is the next step for federated web content?
There are multiple ways to bring content together off federated sites on web content. The maturity curve has gone as follows
- Hyperlinks (across federated sites and within a common site)
- Taxonomies (within a common site)
- Search (across federated sites and within a common site)
- Transclusion (across federated sites)
- Social bookmarking (across federated sites)
- Mashups (typically across federated sites)
Looking at the goal of the openmethodology and the concept of an integrated content repository, what is the best way to use the technologies that exist today?
Is there a next step from a technology perspective? What should it look like?
How should collaboration play an increasing role in the enterprise?
Apply the approach to 4 different use cases to determine how a business may function differently:
- Government policy analysts doing research to support new policy development
- The telecommunications customer service rep engaging through the online channel
- How can collaborative technologies enhance and change models for organizational governance, including information governance
- Sharing of health information between PCPs, specialists, patients and corporations
How does this change how businesses operate?
What businesses are doing this well today? Has it helped them become more effective businesses?
What does information centricity mean to different industries?
- How does better information management help companies in each industry?
- Pick a strong IM case study for each segment
- How will information centricity change this industry?
- Create a template business case model for enterprise information management for each segment
- This could cover some background (evolution of social search -what can we learn from internet search for enterprise search- google? What can the enterprise learn from facebook how could its capabilities be applied to the enterprise to drive knowledge worker productivity and accelerate innovation?)
- What successful case studies are out there of collective intelligence empowerment of enterprise search [e.g. MITRE corporation USA]? How do
they get most out of their enterprise search implementation by using a social bookmarking system/ Value of enterprise social bookmarking?
- What can we learn from these and how can Mike 2.0 be improved?
- This could/should involve interviews with sample enterprises
- General literature
- Oracle white paper see http://docs.google.com/gview?a=v&q=cache%3A7PlTMvCwRVwJ%3Awww.oracle.com%2Fproducts%2Fmiddleware%2Fuser-interaction%2Fdocs%2Fsocial-enterprise-whitepaper.pdf+1%29+How+to+make+enterprise+search+more+effective+by+using+a+social+bookmarking+system&hl=en&gl=uk&pli=1
- McAfee, A., (2007) ‘The Ties that Find’, The Impact of Information Technology (IT) on Businesses and their Leaders, October
- Granovetter, M.S., (1973) ‘The Strength of Weak Ties’, American Journal of Sociology, Volume 78, Issue 6, May: 1360 - 1380
- Social bookmarking systems
- Commercial examples
How should collaboration play an increasing role in the Intelligent Enterprise to deliver better Performance Management?
- How can an organisation go further than intranet and ensure the systematic analysis of information requirements and assets, and the maximum exploitation of these assets?
- How do organizations use information today - what do they need to do to change information and performance management for the better [assess via survey among one industry for example?]
- What can be learned from existing successful case studies? I could find examples such as Tesco, Marriott and DVLA (public sector), all intelligent organisations that have put information right at the heart of the way they define and do business. How do they link between accurate, timely information exploitation and business performance? How to they measure/ demonstrate the positive impact of effective information exploitation on performance?
- Learning points for Mike2.0?