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Ignition Guide to Building a Foundational Knowledge Summary

Published: 22 June 2016

ID: G00341168

Analyst(s): Market Insights and Analytics Research Team


This guide includes documents that will help you build foundational knowledge on a high-impact business topic, embed this knowledge in the business to enable better decision making, and reduce the number of low-value requests.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 6: Plan to Build the Foundational Knowledge Summary

Project Objectives

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 6: Select High-Impact Topics


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 6: Gather Organizational Information on the Topic


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 6: Synthesize the Information


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 6: Embed the Knowledge in the Business


How to Set Up for Success

Step 6 of 6: Monitor the Use and Effectiveness of the Knowledge Summary

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

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