Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom Pyramid (DIKW Pyramid)
So once we know about the Project Manager Competency Development (PMCD) Framework, it is time for us to start working on learning new skills. Learning, practising, mastering new skills not easy and requires commitment and patience. This is where the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom Pyramid (DIKW Pyramid) comes in;
|Data||Are observed, Collected as Facts, Signals and Symbols|
|Information||Meaningful, purposeful, and relevant data. It will answer interrogative questions|
|Knowledge||provides framed, contextual information, expert insights and even grounded intuition|
|Wisdom||Wisdom adds value, which requires the mental function that we call judgment|
The story starts with raw Data, things we collect and observe like signals, symbols, values. The next step is when we try to transform the raw data into useful information. The knowledge they gain from this information helps them taking a wise decision (Wisdom).
Each step up the pyramid answers questions about and adds value to initial data. The more questions we answer, the higher we move up the pyramid.
In the Projects;
We start by collecting the raw data through Work performance data. Based on this work Performance Information is made and distributed for the knowledge of the stakeholders so that they can make an informed wise decision.
- Work Performance Data, and Information
- Project Manager Competency Development (PMCD) Framework
- From Data to Wisdom: Creating & Managing Knowledge By Lynda Bourne
- What is the difference between Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom? By Daniel W. Rasmus
- 4 Steps Of DIKW Hierarchy: Essential Tools for Knowledge Management
- What is the DIKW Pyramid?
- Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom