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My name is Chuck Tryon and I welcome you to this site. Established in 1987, Tryon and Associates provides training and consulting on modern, accelerated and repeatable processes for Project Management, Process Modeling, and Knowledge Management (also see "What's New" below). The concepts and techniques presented in my seminars are applicable to a wide range of business sectors and most departments. They are used by thousands of companies around the world.
NEW KM BOOK AVAILABLE: My new KM book, MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE: 3rd Generation Knowledge Management ... and Beyond! is available from popular book sites including Amazon and CRC Press. I have also attached a brochure on the book that includes information and a couple of reviews. A book on Great Ideas! is in development.
The Convergence of Project Management and Knowledge Management is also available for purchase from your favorite book supply. This is a "chapter book" that includes contributions from a variety of authors, including yours truly. In Chapter 6, I introduce the concept of "project-based knowledge management" along with my research on improving the productivity of knowledge workers.
This website is available for open viewing. The templates located in the News and Information area are some of the most popular and commonly accessed elements of this site. All have been extensively field tested and proven useful. They are also available FREE! I have organized the content of this site into the following topic areas:
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SEMINARS - After four years of research, study and field testing, I created Managing Organizational Knowledge: 3rd Generation Knowledge Management ... and Beyond!. This workshop is based my book by the same title. In a 2006 presentation, I introduced the notion of using naturally occurring projects as the basis for managing vital organizational knowledge. Revolutionary thought at the time, the idea has developed a significant following. This new KM seminar; 1) explains why knowledge management is becoming one of the most significant issues organizations must face, 2) provides the foundational concepts and vocabulary required to address knowledge management intelligently and 3) identifies several major breakthroughs in KM thought including...
A second KM-related seminar titled Organizing Knowledge and Information: Principles and Practices for Enhanced Knowledge Retrieval is also now available. This short session was designed to meet the organizational challenge of exploding content growth in corporate repositories. The seminar explains some very practical guidelines that will make your repositories easier to use and make content easier to find.
If you wish to examine some of my views on KM further, the following items are available through this website...
SYMPOSIUMS/CONFERENCES - One of my greatest pleasure is speaking to professional organizations on new developments affecting Knowledge Management, Project Management and Business Requirements. Below is a list of my upcoming events. I have also included my appearances from the past few years so you may check with the organizers to obtain a referral.
I offer a variety of challenging and informative talks that will entertain and inform your group or corporate organization.. If you would like to schedule me for one of your meetings, contact me at ChuckTryon@TryonAssoc.com or call 918-625-8258.
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2007 - In April, I presented Managing Single-Time Efforts seminar at the Northwest Arkansas PMI Symposium at Roaring River State Park.. I also spoke for the Mile-Hi (Denver) and Pikes Peak (Colorado Springs) PMI chapter meetings. I then gave my one-day seminar Modern Project Management for Colorado Springs in June 2007. I delivered the opening address for the Oklahoma IT Symposium (Retaining Organizational Knowledge) and the general session for the IMA Conference, both in August. On October 19th, I presented Understanding Business Requirements at Tulsa TechFest 2007. Modern Project Management was the topic for a one-day session with the Oklahoma City PMI Chapter on October 20.
2006 - I spoke for the 2006 PMI Region 6 Leadership Conference on Modern Project Management. I also gave the keynote for the 2006 Oklahoma City PMI Spring Symposium and 2005 Austin PMI Symposium. I was an invited speaker for the inagural Knowledge Management symposium hosted by the University of Oklahoma. I was the opening night speaker for the November 2006 PMI Symposium in Houston.
WEB INTERVIEW LINK - I was interviewed by Tom Cagley of David Consulting Group as the feature for his bi-monthly podcast. He contacted me to talk about my views and visions for Knowledge Management. Tom is the president of the International Function Point User Group (IFPUG). He refers to this interview as the most important he has conducted. Tom's interview with me begins at the approximate 1/3 mark of the slider. I found that Tom asked the right questions and did a good job preparing for this interview.
PROJECT CHARTER UPDATE - I have now released Version 2.0 of my highly popular Project Charter. This document is used by thousands of individuals and organizations to successfully launch their projects. Version 2.0 provides two significant changes over the previous version.
MANAGING LAW ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVES - In January, 2004, Tryon and Associates launched a partnership with the Tulsa Police Department on a training program that promotes officer safety and may help reduce crime in the Tulsa community. The ultimate goal is to provide an ongoing source of new ideas to improve Tulsa PD. As cities feel the economic squeeze from reduced tax collections and limited internal funding, they may partner with community groups to create alternate programs to reduce crime or redirect young offenders. Federal and state agencies often provide grants for such endeavors, but few in law enforcement have been trained in identifying, launching, controlling and closing these initiatives.
Tryon and Associates created a new training seminar for this purpose titled Managing Law Enforcement Initiatives. The goal of this training is to help law enforcement officers and support organizations...
While this seminar was created with and for the Tulsa Police Department, the concepts and materials are applicable to any law enforcement organization. This material is supported with easy to use processes and templates tailored to the law enforcement environment. Tulsa PD's Initiative Proposal template may be downloaded along with a short guide on Proposing a New Initiative. (Read the Tulsa World article on the MLEI program.)
CCSAS PROJECT - During the first six months of 2000, Tryon and Associates guided the State of California's efforts to create a Project Charter to launch a multi-year project to create a single state-wide automated system for child support programs. One of the most significant innovations of this charter is the mapping of Goal Sets into Business Goals and then to Automated System Objectives. This information will also be linked to business requirements that will be used for vendor proposals. You may also be interested in a very unique and highly successful approach FTB uses to procure technology products. They don't pay vendors to write code!
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