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Backup your knowledge...

With the incredible amounts of data at our disposal, it is almost negligence to let some of it collect dust in some folder without use.

The feeling that as long as the data is saved somewhere and backed up- we shouldn't worry about losing it, is a false sense of security.

Data without context gets lost merely due to its quantity, and computers, as intelligent as they are getting, might not always be able to turn it into knowledge for us.

Make room for small habits to “backup” your team’s knowledge - book a “lessons learned” session at the end of each project, write your future self some thoughts and metadata alongside the raw data, and get comfortable with living documents.

Pros would take this a step further and establish their own Knowledge Management system, but this is for another post…

What is your pro tip for retaining the knowledge in your project?


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