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DIARY: May 22, 2002 09:27 PM Wednesday;
CITRIS project at UCB John Deneen wants draft proposal.
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0201 - Deneen Consulting O-00000768 0101
020101 - Mr. John Deneen O-00000768 0101
CITRIS Proposal to Brad DeLong at UC Berkeley on SDS and Co Metrics
Proposal on SDS Based on Brad's Writings on KM
Background Assistant Secretary of Treasury in Clinton Administrtion C
Proposal Draft Requested by John Deneen
Proposal on SDS Based on Brad's Writings on KM
Weblogs Enabling Force Grow Skills Familiarity Writing Linking Increa
1508 - ..
1509 - Summary/Objective
151001 - Follow up ref SDS 74 0000, ref SDS 72 0000.
151003 - Received ref DRT 1 0001 from John submitting information and links to
151004 - more information on professor Brad DeLong at UC Berkeley.
151006 - John called this evening and requested assistance in preparing a
151007 - proposal to Brad and others at UCB connected with the CITRIS project
151008 - for using SDS to support the CITRIS project as a means to demonstrate
151009 - SDS technology for accomplishing CITRIS goals and develop funding to
151010 - improve SDS.
151012 - CITRIS was reviewed on 010925, and shows potential for supporting SDS
151013 - and Com Metrics. ref SDS 74 JL6H
151015 - ..
151016 - Brad seems to be associated with CITRUS in some way. John thinks Brad
151017 - might be open to evaluating SDS for supporting CITRUS based on Brad's
151018 - interest in journal methods noted on his website
151020 - http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/TotW/Daily_Journal.html
151022 - ..
151023 - Brad says in part....
151025 - Semi Daily Journal: It's Time to Start One of My Own
151027 - But if you find any intelligent, liberal, and polite/well-intentioned/
151028 - kind-spirited weblogs (okay, I'd be happy with two out of three),
151029 - email me....
151031 - firstname.lastname@example.org
151034 - ...., as shown in John's letter today. ref DRT 1 FB7J
151036 - Brad's interest in experimenting with weblogs aligns with the report
151037 - on 020301 that growing use of weblogs provides an intellectual bridge
151038 - from IT to a culture of knowledge, enabled by SDS. ref SDS 77 GT4M
151040 - ..
151041 - This location also has analysis of the Microsoft litigation which has
151042 - thoughtful treatment of the monopoly issue in relation to the need for
151043 - stable underlying knowledge tools.
151045 - Brad's measured analysis suggests potential to grasp similar
151046 - considerations for the prospect of advancing alphabet technology
151047 - reviewed with Doug Engelbart on 000327, ref SDS 32 5R5G, later
151048 - discussed with professor Mary Keeler at UW on 000624, ref SDS 36 WB7G,
151049 - and proposed to LANL on 000801. ref SDS 40 8U6F
151051 - [On 020614 Pat Lincoln will submit letter to support proposal.
151052 - ref SDS 80 0001
151054 - [On 020702 issued drafts to John and to Pat. ref SDS 81 0001
151056 - ..
151057 - John's initiative follow up ideas for supporting the Millennium
151058 - project reported on 010413. ref SDS 50 Q35G
151060 - ..
151061 - Brad's background and CITRIS objectives to advance technology suggest
151062 - following language for consideration by John to present a proposal on
151063 - SDS and Com Metrics....
151065 - Brad,
151067 - Per your request for technology that supports a daily journal,
151068 - ref SDS 0 KL6L, I am proposing an innovation that aligns with
151069 - CITRIS objectives to advance the state of the art in several
151070 - fields: technology, science, management, education and health care
151071 - to name a few.
151073 - Journaling falls generally in the field of Knowledge Management,
151074 - along with tools for collaboration, like Klogs, Blogs, Wiki and
151075 - similar weblog efforts to use technology for strengthening basic
151076 - human cognition. Dave Snowden reports research by IBM in the May
151077 - issue of the Journal of Knowledge Management that shows KM has,
151078 - unfortunately, failed to meet expectations over the past ten (10)
151079 - years or so. Dave argues a new effort should aim to help people
151080 - think through stories separated by context. Your interest in
151081 - journaling fits this model and can be implemented by SDS.
151083 - ..
151084 - The Schedule Diary System (SDS) is a software program developed by
151085 - Rod Welch that integrates time and information management. Welch
151086 - argues in POIMS that this design provides an intelligence process
151087 - to convert information into knowledge. ref OF 1 6649 Your resume
151088 - suggests experience and expertise that fits the SDS model by
151089 - leveraging interest in journaling. For example, Henry Kissinger
151090 - notes in his book Diplomacy that the evolution of technology at
151091 - the dawn of the 21st century creates a growing imbalance between
151092 - information and understanding, because there is too little time
151093 - for analysis to create a coherent story that is linked to
151094 - objectives, requirements and commitments, reported on June 9,
151095 - 1994. ref SDS 7 4238 SDS helps solve this problem by providing a
151096 - tool that makes it fast and easy to create a story and segment
151097 - that story according to context, so that relevant parts can be
151098 - located quickly and assembled to guide daily work when needed. In
151099 - short, SDS augments human intelligence.
151101 - ..
151102 - There are eight (8) steps for using SDS explained in the record on
151103 - December 7, 2000. ref SDS 48 FO5M These steps enable deliberative
151104 - analysis for converting a larger share of information from
151105 - meetings, calls and correspondence, e.g., email, into daily
151106 - history that conveys knowledge of cause and effect based on
151107 - context. SDS further enables organization so that parts of the
151108 - story can be quickly assembled over days, weeks, months and years
151109 - that are relevant to needs of the moment.
151111 - ..
151112 - SDS is typically implemented through a new business role for
151113 - Communication Metrics that adds alignment to daily working
151114 - information, similar to accounting that aligns finances. Welch
151115 - explains in a paper on the New World Order Needs Old Time Religion
151116 - that, in the beginning, a dedicated role is needed for an
151117 - established culture to absorb new tools and skills. ref OF 2 6369
151118 - Since communication is a predicate to action, strengthening
151119 - accuracy of understandings improves productivity and earnings, as
151120 - reported by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) who published a
151121 - study on using Com Metrics for contract management. ref DRP 7 0001
151123 - ..
151124 - Recent analysis of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) shows
151125 - that Com Metrics is ideally suited for implementing government
151126 - regulations that require good management, ref SDS 78 IY4I, but
151127 - which are not possible to accomplish on a regular basis, for the
151128 - reasons explained in POIMS, ref OF 1 8536, as seen by a recent
151129 - example from Aerospace company's work on the International Space Station
151130 - project reported on May 22. ref SDS 79 RJ4K
151132 - ..
151133 - USACE earlier reported that Com Metrics enables an "intelligence"
151134 - role in management, ref DRP 6 6172, and published a scope of
151135 - services for using SDS, ref DRP 6 4929, to support a wide range of
151136 - fields in government, science, research, health care, business,
151137 - engineering, education, i.e., all forms of knowledge work, based
151138 - on this new role for adding intelligence to information. Welch's
151139 - paper on New World Order Needs Old Time Religion explains that
151140 - intelligence is common in the military, but is a new role in
151141 - civilian life, because expanding complexity created by increased
151142 - population and faster technology makes communication the biggest
151143 - risk in enterprise. ref OF 2 02EU
151145 - ..
151146 - Your colleague in the Clinton Administration, Leon Fureth, noted
151147 - this growing risk in a talk at George Washington University
151148 - broadcast by CSPAN on 011113. ref SDS 76 019O
151150 - ..
151151 - I learned about SDS and Com Metrics from participating over the
151152 - past several years in an ad hoc project sponsored by SRI
151153 - International to support Doug Engelbart's goals for an OHS/DKR
151154 - capability. Rod Welch was invited to support this effort, and
151155 - everyone became aware of SDS work product by receiving the record
151156 - of meetings and other communication on a regular basis. An
151157 - example is in the record on October 17, 2000. ref SDS 43 1575
151159 - ..
151160 - Professor Joseph Ransdell with Texas Tech University describes
151161 - Communication Metrics in a letter on July 16, 2000 as enabling a
151162 - coherent theory of management that has been sought since the 17th
151163 - century. ref SDS 38 7838
151165 - ..
151166 - More recently, Doctor Patrick Lincoln, Ph.D., Director of Computer
151167 - Science with SRI International, commented favorably on experience
151168 - with Communication Metrics on the Engelbart project for an
151169 - OHS/DKR. (reported on 020614, ref SDS 80 MM5F) Doctor Lincoln
151170 - recommends SDS for research work where a larger body of experience
151171 - can be developed showing that this method is effective for adding
151172 - intelligence to daily management.
151174 - ..
151175 - This fits the mission of CITRIS reviewed on September 25, 2001.
151176 - ref SDS 74 JL6H
151178 - ..
151179 - Accordingly, I propose consideration of deploying SDS for Com
151180 - Metrics to support daily operations of CITRIS. This will
151181 - accomplish your immediate objective to develop a journal, and
151182 - provide evaluation of the broader use of technology for enabling
151183 - an "intelligence" role explained in POIMS. ref OF 1 2300 One of
151184 - the critical issues to be researched is the level of effort for
151185 - creating skills to use SDS for Com Metrics, and so Rod is
151186 - suggesting that I undertake this assignment. If successful, you
151187 - and/or colleagues would transition over the course of the project
151188 - to acquire these new skills for adding "intelligence" to daily
151189 - information.
151191 - ..
151192 - If successful, CITRIS would launch a revolution in education,
151193 - government and industry by helping to deploy the first major
151194 - advance in alphabet technology in 2,000 years. ref OF 1 ER3G Since
151195 - the alphabet is the underlying engine of civilization, this is a
151196 - big opportunity for CITRIS and the nation to take a quantum leap
151197 - in human performance, as explained in the NWO. ref OF 2 7055
151199 - ..
151200 - I would be pleased to arrange a demonstration so we can discuss
151201 - how CITRIS can support this remarkable opportunity.
151203 - [On 020702 issued drafts to John and to Pat. ref SDS 81 0001
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