Do you know about Knowledge-Centered Service?

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KCS Methodology
KCS Double Loop Process for Knowledge Capture

Knowledge-Centered Service (KCS®), formerly called Knowledge Centered Support, is a methodology to integrate knowledge creation and maintenance into your day-to-day processes.

KCS becomes the way people solve problems and creates knowledge as a by-product of problem solving.

KCS Goals

  1. Integrate the reuse, improvement, and creation of knowledge into the problem solving process.
  2. Evolve content based on demand and usage.
  3. Develop a knowledge base of collective experience to date.
  4. Reward learning, collaboration, sharing, and improving.

My Favorite KCS Concepts

  • Knowledge Is User-Centric. Information becomes knowledge when it is actionable, which means it is demand-driven. Customers are the catalyst for information becoming knowledge. – so frame information from their perspective.
  • Collective Ownership. Knowledge ownership applies to all who use the knowledge, therefore, knowledge workers and users are part-owners of the content.
  • Continuous Improvement. Double loop learning means that solving problems creates knowledge, and evaluating the knowledge helps it evolve.

Get Trained & Certified

KCS v6 Fundamentals Certification – Entry-level understanding of the methodology across groups of knowledge workers.
KCS v6 Practices Certification – A more thorough understanding of KCS methodology and adoption.

Recommended Resources

LinkedIn Group for KCS
KCS v6 Fundamentals Certification Study Guide *Start here and read “KCS Principles and Core Concepts”  for free, to see if the concepts interest you*


Image Credit: Knowledge Centered Service (KCS) by MindTouch

KCS® is a service mark of the Consortium for Service Innovation™.

2 Responses

  1. Erik Ryan

    Hey Sara, great site here! Obviously the KCS post caught my eye. Keep up the solid work or else!

    • Hey there – You’re my first (non-spam) comment! Pretty exciting accomplishment on both sides, I think 🙂

      Glad you liked the post/site. It’s a little bit past prime time to start blogging, but we’ll see what happens with it.

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