KCS Resources

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The Core

KCS Principles and Core Concepts – The foundation of KCS.

KCS v6 Practices Guide – Released 21 April 2016, this is the latest and most complete collection of information about how to do KCS. This description of the KCS practices and techniques is based on the collective experience of the Consortium members.

KCS v6 Adoption Guide – Released 11 January 2018, this guide offers a step-by-step approach for planning a KCS adoption, and is meant to complement the KCS v6 Practices Guide and the Measurement Matters paper.

Helpful Tools

Frequently Asked Questions about KCS – including the history and ownership of the methodology.

KCS: Ask an Expert – a place to ask your burning questions about KCS and have them answered by the community that develops and maintains the KCS methodology.

Case Studies

Deep Dive

Stakeholder Engagement Matrix – Formerly the “Sustaining KCS Matrix.”  Maintaining engagement through the phases of KCS adoption, described by stakeholder.

Measurement Matters – The benefits and organizational measures of the phases of KCS adoption.

The KCS Continuum – The evolution of KCS in a given environment.

KCS Introduction [.pptx]

Thoughts on taxonomy, classification and structure.

New vs. Known Methodology  – A write up on how to conduct the New vs. Known study

How Good is Good Enough? [.ppt] – Content quality survey

Benefits Calculator  [.xls]

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