The Method for an Integrated Knowledge Environment (MIKE2.0) is an open source delivery methodology for enterprise information management consultants. MIKE2.0 was released in December, 2006, by BearingPoint, a management and technology consulting company, under the Creative Commons Attribution License. The project is now run by the MIKE2.0 Governance Association, a non-profit organisation based in Switzerland, with BearingPoint and Deloitte as the founding members. In March 2013 a book Information Development Using MIKE2.0 was published promoting it.
The methodology provides a framework for information management. It covers how information is created, accessed, presented and used in decision-making to how it is kept secure, stored and destroyed.
While initially focused around structured data, the it coined the term "information development". The MIKE2.0 approach is based on the premise that traditional software delivery has under-focused on the information management. The goal of MIKE2.0 is to create a new competency, specifically for managing information ,
MIKE2.0 introduces the concept of an integrated content repository.
This repository is a federated hub of shared assets from the Internet and content held internally within an organization. Using this concept, organizations can create mashups to the MIKE2.0 standard and information management assets on the World Wide Web. Although they are not required to share any of their assets with the open source community, they are encouraged to contribute. The content repository architecture is based on using wiki-pages created in MIKE2.0, assets that are linked from other sites using a social bookmarking tools and common tagging and extensions that allows users to create mashups into their organization.
MIKE2.0 claimed to be a pilot project for a "framework". It proposes to be an approach which sits between a completely open Wikipedia-style model and a more rigorous development approach seen with software development. The collaborative technology, the structure of the content model and a number of content governance articles are used to enable this concept. The methodology states that this model is likely to evolve over time .
MIKE2.0 is made up of building blocks, given in a block diagram.
Products tend to focus on a certain type of problem as opposed to being generalized for information management like the overall implementation guide.
The approach of the MIKE2 Methodology is to drive implementation of information management projects through a conceptual architecture framework known as strategic architecture for the federated enterprise (SAFE). SAFE goes across applications, data, and infrastructure and is designed to accommodate the inherent complexities of a highly federated organisation. Using a Conceptual Architecture helps align projects to a target vision for the future and to take the complexity out of the myriad of vendor choices around integration and information management.
Information governance is a term used in MIKE2.0. The governance model provides assessment tools, information standards, organizational structures and roles and responsibilities in relation to managing information assets. Governance 2.0 is another term used, along with Enterprise 2.0 techniques and technologies.
The task list is underpinned by the information development approach and tightly integrated with SAFE architecture.
Supporting assets complement the overall methodology with:
Supporting Assets are typically the lowest-level assets of the overall approach.
The MIKE2.0 collaboration environment is provided through omCollab, an open source collaboration product that provides the following capabilities:
The overall product is referred to as "omCollab" and was released in 2008.
Since its release, MIKE2.0 was referenced as a case study on Web 2.0 reports, The 2008 book Groundswell might mention it. The content was taught through online webinars and as a part of a Melbourne University lecture series on data warehousing in 2008. The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) included a case study of MIKE2.0 in their Enterprise 2.0 specialist certification program in 2008.
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