Systematic sharing of experiences and knowledge obtained in pilot projects

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Pilot projects are implemented in order to obtain knowledge and experiences that can be reused later on – either in other pilot projects, in large-scale projects or even in the legislature. In this paper, we address the question of efficient and effective distribution of insights between pilot projects. We present detailed considerations on the required structures to share the experiences and knowledge obtained by evaluations of the stages of a pilot project. Foremost, a systematic interaction between project participants and a central collection of experience is required. The collection should be publicly and freely available. By establishing such structures, the reuse of existing knowledge and experiences is significantly simplified. A common structure for pilot projects, for example, allows for information sharing between equal stages of pilot projects. Given that the obtained knowledge and experiences of these individual stages are easily accessible, the hampering need to review a comprehensive final project report is eliminated. For future pilot projects as well as large-scale projects, the cost associated with reusing existing experiences and knowledge is reduced and the cost-benefit ratio improves. We exemplify this by investigating systematic information sharing between equally structured pilot projects. To that end, we present the relevant background on knowledge management as well as project structuring – two complementary parts for the success of pilot projects – and contribute their systematic linkage for an efficient and effective reuse of knowledge and experiences.
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