Chief Chaos Organizer
I am a passionate advocate for knowledge management through the alignment of people, process, and technology to meet organizational goals and objectives.
I have over 20 years successful, progressive experience in Knowledge Management and Accounting in the High Technology, Health Care, and Public Accounting sectors, with abilities in Strategy Execution, and Change Management, as well as Project Development, Implementation and Team Development. Stephanie has a BBA in Accounting, an MBA in Information Systems, is Masters Certified in ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) and has a Business Systems Analyst Certificate.
I am the author of the Ark Group report published in May 2011, “Aligning People, Process and Technology in Knowledge Management” and I co-facilitate the Knowledge Worker Toronto Meet-up group with Martin Cleaver, Connie Crosby, toronto.knowledgeworkers.org. I was profiled in the August 19, 2011 issue of the Brock News, http://www.brocku.ca/brock-news/?p=11427. Finally, my SlideShare presentations can be found here http://www.slideshare.net/stephaniebarnes.
In the fall of 2012 I took Creatively Fit coaching training. My training has inspired me to integrate creativity with the knowledge management consulting that I have been doing since 2003. Being more creative helps organizations be more innovative, it gets people out of the left-side of their brain and using the right-side more, so that there’s more balance and more room for a different/new approach to a situation or problem. I am very excited to be taking this new approach with my clients because I think it’s time we stop doing the same old thing and expecting a different result, it’s time for a new approach to the old problems.
Missing Puzzle Piece Consulting was created in 2004 to bridge the gap between business and IT thus improving collaboration, business process execution, and decision making.The name comes about for two reasons, the first is that in many organizations there is a gap between what business needs or requires and what IT provides, they both seem to be speaking the same language but have completely different understandings of what their words mean. The other reason is that knowledge management is often the missing piece of the puzzle in organization’s quest for efficient and effective processes.
In January 2010 Missing Puzzle Piece Consulting became the Canadian Franchisee for Knoco Ltd., www.knoco.com. This expanded Missing Puzzle Piece’s consulting activities as well as provided the opportunity to add Knowledge Management training to its repertoire.
I am inspired by and provide inspiration to organizations that want to be innovative, productive, collaborative, engage their employees, provide thought leadership, and create a sense of community in their organizations.