I significantly revamped the Getting Results Knowledge Base this past weekend. The Knowledge Base (KB) is a rich collection of principles, patterns, and practices for getting better, faster, simpler results. It’s the companion to my book on getting results, Getting Results the Agile Way, which is a personal results system for work and life.
The strategy is to have a “thin guide” + “thick KB”. The guide is the size of a thin playbook, while the KB is a growing repository of checklists, templates, step-by-step How Tos, etc.
Features of the Knowledge Base
The KB is designed to be easy to browse, and has the following features:
- Getting Started – Browse the Getting started section.
- Popular – This is a short-list of some of the most commonly used items.
- Featured – This is a showcase of some key assets within the knowledge base.
- Topics - Browse by topics (Action, Focus, Goals, Motivation, etc.)
- Content Types - Browse by content types (Articles, Checklists, How Tos, etc.)
- Multimedia - Browse by multimedia (Posters, Slides, etc.)
Here are some of the topics addressed in the Getting Results Knowledge Base:
I know I drove some people crazy asking them for feedback to improve the usability, but I think it paid off. While the KB has a long ways to go, I think it’s a strong foundation to build on.