More Science - Chamberlin's "Multiple Working Hypotheses"
By Raoul on Sep 22, 2008
Following on from the earlier (somewhat off-topic) post, I have noticed the overlap between an interest in scientific topics and ECM. I wonder if I'm imposing my own way of looking at things here, or whether there is a complementarity to the two.
It has occurred to me in the past that a scientific mind - one that analyzes, determines patterns, observes, theorizes - might be well-suited to the practice of organizing information in a broader business environment.
I like to follow the inductive path myself, but I can see where the deductive path might be useful too. In fact, I'll go further and say that a great approach to informational organization would be the geological approach of multiple working hypotheses (original and shorter) and that a formal stating of the process by which we get to our "solutions" would be helpful to all concerned.
I don't believe there are unified theories of content management, but I do think that scientific principals such as stating assumptions, generating hypotheses and testing them, and assembling hypotheses into theories can be very useful for large, complex projects.
See, I knew those years in Grad School were useful.