The element that fueled this implementation was the R+D+I project ‘Combat IED Threat’ (Improvised Explosive Device). The project began in 2008 and provided great insight into different knowledge areas.
ITM = Total rationalization, agile support for the AFS (Armed Forces Spain), International Importance, National Industry Drive and Technology Campus.
The Institute of Technology is an institution that strives for institutional excellence through continuous improvement and the pursuit of total quality and value, with adaptability and with a strong commitment of service to the armed forces and society in general. Each one of the above components responds to an increasingly urgent demand for effectiveness and efficiency, which requires the use of tools with a high benefit-cost ratio and with the subsequent tangible Returns on Investment.
As mentioned previously, the ambition of this initiative corresponds to the management of intangible assets derived from classic project management processes. It began with the pilot for a Knowledge Management System. After the design, they then began to implement the processes with the AuraPortal BPM tool, automating the tasks as much as possible and monitoring and identifying the performers.
Management of personnel, R+D projects, relationships with collaborators, the task workflow between performers in the system, etc.
Systemization of the organization’s routine and highly valued processes.
Generation of indicators that make it possible to measure and subsequently act on basic Knowledge Management aspects such as the organization’s human capital, the structural capital or the relational capital.
Such as Identified Lessons and Improvement Proposals, transparently powered by the horizontal Knowledge Management processes.
“Knowledge in a Technology Organization is generated and exchanged in most of the organization’s activities. Thus, if you wish to manage this knowledge, it is important to do so with a tool that allows the integral management of the entire organization. It is also vital for this management to be process driven to channel and optimize the knowledge flow and to find out exactly where the knowledge resides and where it originates from.”
“The optimization of resources, the simplicity of the tool and the low cost compared with other BPMS in terms of programming effort, in addition to the versatility of the tool to give both general and specific solutions, were the factors that helped us to make this selection.”
‘La Marañosa’ Institute of Technology is one of the Ministry of Defense’s centers for investigation, technological development and innovation, at the service of the Armed Forces and the entire Spanish society. Its Central Campus includes 11 buildings spread over 44,000 square meters of land; 138 laboratories organized into 7 specialist areas and a workforce of around 800 workers and civilian and military researchers.
Organized into 7 specialist areas.
11 buildings spread over 44,000 square meters of land.
Workers and civilian and military researchers.
Founded in 2011.