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Case study (in the form of a memorandum) instructions attached.

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Overall Context of the organization:

Dirt Bikes is a manufacturer of custom Dirt Bikes and sells its products mostly in the US market as well as in some parts of Europe. The company is growing and looking to expand beyond its current target segment and enter into newer market segments as well as newer geographies.

Knowledge Assets of the organization:

The key knowledge asset of Dirt Bikes is its ability to manufacture world class, high quality custom made dirt bikes. The company uses its proprietary knowledge and experience to produce some of the finest dirt bike available in the market. The company sources its components from reputed manufacturers across the globe and products its own, unique designed frames which provides a distinct ...

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Role of consultant reporting to Carl Schmidt & Steven McFadden

Your memo for this assignment will focus on identifying the knowledge assets, knowledge needs, and knowledge management opportunities. You should look at these from the perspective of the various levels and groups of employees in the organization.

Taking the role of a consultant reporting to Carl Schmidt and Steven McFadden, address the issues described above. They know the company well, so you don't have to give them a lot of background on their organization, but you should give them some in order to demonstrate that you understand the organization

Format for Dirt Bikes' Knowledge Management

The form your final case analysis/report should take is that of a management memorandum addressed to Carl Schmidt and Steven McFadden.

Although they need details, they are very busy individuals. In your capacity as consultant to top management, you will definitely want to see that certain aspects are included for management's review. You have to tell your client why you are suggesting what you are suggesting, based on the theory, not just personal opinion! And you should tell them how to implement and evaluate your recommendations.

You should again use the Decision Making Framework for your memo.

I. Context

Overall context of the organization
Identify the knowledge assets that are available in the organization and describe how they are used

II. Identification of relevant problems or needs

III. Identification of Options or Alternatives. Within this section, it is appropriate to identify systems that are not appropriate for this organization and explain why they are not suitable I

V. Decision Recommendations

V. Implementation Tactics

VI. Assessment Criteria for Success or Failure

Questions to Consider for Dirt Bikes' Knowledge Management
As you prepare for this assignment, think about the following items

Context: Briefly describe the overall context of the organization
Knowledge assets: To begin, identify the knowledge assets that are available and describe how they are used by the various levels and functional groups of the organization
Knowledge assets needed: You need to identify knowledge assets that would benefit the company but are not currently available to the organization or are not being properly used
Knowledge management opportunities: You will be making recommendations for knowledge management systems that would be appropriate for the organization.

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