A reflection on the knowledge flows of the Cynefin framework and their applicability within the context of new rolling stock introduction in the Netherlands Railways

As stated by Kurtz & Snowden, (2003) the Cynefin framework “originated in the practice of knowledge management as a means of distinguishing between formal and informal communities, and as a means of talking about the interaction of both with structured processes and uncertain conditions”. The framework provides a comprehensive overview of organizational knowledge exchange. Furthermore, it also identifies four main knowledge flows namely complex to knowable; knowable to chaotic; knowable to known; and chaotic to complex for more information see here. This post briefly elaborates these knowledge flows. In addition to this, the post also reflects on their applicability within the context of managing knowledge for new rolling stock introduction projects in the Netherlands Railways. Next section is distributed such that the first paragraph provides the elaboration and second the reflection on the applicability of each knowledge flow within the stated context.  

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Framing success: the Netherlands railways experience

Here we introduce the success framework, an integral view on the critical success factors to accommodate flexibilities required for tacking with the dynamism of rail industry both technically and organizationally. The success framework adapts two basic strategies that contribute to success. First, a clear set of objectives across the stakeholders. Continue reading “Framing success: the Netherlands railways experience”

ERTMS Challenges

(Abstract of the paper): The European Railway Traffic Management system (ERTMS) aims at replacing the different national train control and command systems in Europe and will serve to make rail transport safer. In order to provide insight into safety developments within the European railway system, the present study evaluates ERTMS at both national and international integral level. For this purpose, the international data from European ERTMS implementations is combined with national data obtained from interviews with Dutch ERTMS stakeholders and
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