Methodology vs Body of KnowledgeThe scope of a body of knowledge exceeds that of a methodology. For example, a body of knowledge can include dozens of methodologies.Methodologies are designed meaning that people sit in a room and create them. In some cases they are based on current practices or they may begin as a greenfield. At any rate, methodologies are designed to be internally consistent.A body of knowledge is an effort to capture the best practices of a profession or industry as a shared knowledge system. The knowledge encapsulated by a body of knowledge may be sufficiently vast that it contains competing standards and methodologies. A body of knowledge is typically maintained by an industry or professional certification organization.
|Methodology vs Body Of Knowledge|
Body Of Knowledge
A designed set of principles, processes, models, approaches and terminology.
A set of principles, processes, models, approaches, standards, methodologies, traditions, norms and vocabularies that represent the widely accepted practices of an art, science, profession or industry.
Widely Accepted Practices
May include competing ideas and components such as standards.