Measuring the Impact of CoPs

"A Community of Practice (CoP) is an informal, self-selected group of people who share expertise and who are brought together to solve problems and share knowledge" (Murphy, 2008). CoPs are becoming common practice for sharing knowledge and knowledge management (KM) activities within organizations and projects. As we use CoPs more frequently, it is important to  have a plan for measuring their impact and success. Below are resources for measuring the impact of CoPs. For more general information check out Communities of Practices and Listservs, Evidence for Monitoring and Evaluating for KM, and Tools for Measuring KM.