Business intelligence (BI) is everywhere. It’s more accessible. It’s mobile. It’s in the cloud. It runs in real time. It’s part of […]
There is a tight connection between Oscar winners and project teams implementing analytics-based enterprise performance management (EPM) methodologies, such as customer profitability analysis, driver-based rolling financial forecasts, strategic scorecards, and operational dashboards. Each method is imbedded with business analytics of all flavors, such as regression and correlation analysis. Project teams also enjoy success seeing these types of solutions go live and being leveraged for employees to gain insight and foresight, make better decisions, and align work activities and priorities with the executive team’s strategy.
Here are few examples of the 2014 Academy Award best movie nominees with these connections to EPM:
Most businesses recognize the importance of creating a quality experience for customers doing business with them. The thing that many […]
Constructing or selecting a team is not the same as team building. The latter focuses on team cohesion and cooperation, whereas the former, by definition, precedes this exercise in camaraderie.
An effective team requires a balance of skills and team member styles. The problem with most departmental teams, and even executive teams, is that certain team member styles tend to be over-represented in particular functions. You end up with nearly everyone in the team exhibiting one particular style and therefore competing with each other for that one team member role, while other styles and roles go begging.
A model I was introduced to many years ago delineates eight distinct team member styles:
To survive in today’s fast-changing business landscape, companies must develop exceptional skills in financial planning for the future. But constant […]
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