Utilizing Knowledge Graphs For Project Management
August 3, 2020
The companies we work with are innovative and mission-driven. They know how to take advantage of the latest technologies to make smart, company-wide decisions. They turn to tech products like KgBase to visualize company initiatives from project management to consulting to organizational charts.
In this blog post, I’ll outline those three angles. From there, you can go on to examine our public knowledge graphs, as well as your private graphs to better understand company management.
- Project Management
On the way to disrupting a sector, you’re likely going to have to bring in industry specialists to support your team’s efforts. If you’re a project manager, you can visualize the work you do in-house and the work you outsource in a knowledge graph. You can see who is responsible for what, so you can create efficient and meaningful connections between the teams.
In the example below, we’re exploring different projects within a company and how different people are connected. This sample project outlines nodes such as people, assignment and status of the project. We can see below that Travis has been assigned to work on the analytics part of this project.
In this next image, I see a different team member has finished the content production for the same project.
Zooming out, we see how these team members relate to other projects and their features.
If project managers have visualized an org chart containing outsourcement, the knowledge graph can be shared with the finance department. From here you can understand what percent and what kind of company material is made out of house. You’ll see which teams require the most financing more clearly in a knowledge graph than in a simple CSV file.
If you’re a recently hired consultant, the pandemic might prevent you from working closely with your clients. To better understand the company you’re advising, upload a CSV dataset (or use one of our many integrations with other formats like .TXT, GraphDB and Turtle files) with information about the teams or departments the company is organized into. For example, include the names of team members, their contact information, and additional columns as needed.
Upon exploring the resulting knowledge graph, you’ll see reporting structures, who your main contacts are and how they all fit into a team.
If you’re a management, growth or human resources consultant, it’s even easier to pinpoint ineffective, or better yet successful, company relationships. In the example below, notice that you meet with both team members of team two weekly. If the meetings are on different days of the week, consider scheduling them one after the other on the same day to get two different perspectives on the team’s current project.
These big decisions could only be made by someone with a good grasp of company management. While I’ve only presented some of the angles you can use in KgBase, it’s clear that using KgBase will provide a fresh lens through which to view the past, present, and future of your company.
If you’d like to share how you’re using KgBase or to request more information, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome comments, critiques, and compliments!