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THE PERFORMANCE TRIANGLE

Posted on 14 December 2014

Management in turbulent times needs change. This book offers an exciting visual-thinking approach to help managers, leaders and entrepreneurs think through their options and find a way that best meets the needs of their businesses, that supports their talent to perform at their peak, and simultaneously builds the capabilities to cope with turbulent times.

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Have you Opened Your Business Intelligence Treasure Chest?

Posted on 06 November 2014

Wisdom of Crowds

November 2, 2014

It happened so fast …. With one foot in the trap, it looked like he had utterly failed in his mission. … It all started nineteen years earlier when ….

Everyone likes a good story. Especially marketing teams in today’s leading businesses. They know that effective storytelling enhances brand and knocks down barriers to sales.

Similarly, it’s becoming a powerful way to distribute data and information in business intelligence initiatives. Several business intelligence vendors even promote storytelling as a needed component of data discovery.
So, with the participants in one of my recent Friday #BIWisdom tweetchats, we explored what’s happening today with BI storytelling. I started the discussion by stating that I think it’s about applying context to BI-derived content and that I see storytelling as an integral part of a broader collaborative capability.
Several agreed that storytelling is “sharing” and thus part of collaboration to bring people “through a data-driven journey” or bring the “results of statistical analysis into others’ workflows.”

Therefore, others added, collaborative features should be an integral (and easy to use) part of BI tools. But someone pointed out most BI tools today focus on the quantitative and technical areas, not experiential areas.

The discussion turned direction when a participant tweeted that storytelling is independent of any BI technology. “It’s a craft or an art, which is poorly understood and needs formal constructs,” he said. “That’s what bugs me,” someone else tweeted. “Vendors may add features to aid in storytelling, but it still needs the craft, the art of storytelling.”

Dresner's Point: Organizations Need to Eliminate Data Sheep in BI

Posted on 20 September 2014

Perhaps a tag with “some assembly required” should be attached to business intelligence analytics tools.
We just released in July our Advanced and Predictive Analytics Market Study report in our Wisdom of Crowds series, and I wanted to explore the topic in more depth in one of my recent Friday #BIWisdom tweetchats.

Dresner's Point: Mobile BI on the Move

Posted on 05 September 2014

“If I’m at Starbucks doing business intelligence via WiFi with my laptop, is that Mobile BI? If so, if I do the same thing at work, what is that?” That question started the discussion at one of my recent Friday #BIWisdom tweetchats.

When the tweetchat tribe tried to level set what this booming area of business intelligence really is, we found some differing opinions.

Mobile BI supports the transient workforce, someone tweeted. No, it’s mobile because it uses mobile devices and the device facets (GPS, camera), most agreed. Example: a static BI report delivered to an iPad is Mobile BI. But another member tweeted that the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 blurs the lines, so we can’t define Mobile BI by devices; it’s just any portable workflow.

My opinion? Mobile BI allows taking fact-based insights/information on a mobile device with you to a decision point.

Our annual Wisdom of Crowds Mobile Computing / Mobile Business Intelligence Market Studies reveal a multi-year trend of growing interest in Mobile BI as well as growing sophistication on the part of users.
Almost a year ago at another of my #BIWisdom tweetchats, I asked participants for examples of where they saw Mobile BI in use. Two folks observed that they saw Mobile BI only in discrete pockets and use cases. Having said that, one added that some of the use cases were strategically critical.

The group in my recent #BIWisdom tweetchat reported they see people interacting with Mobile BI at airports, on the bus, in stores, at a supply chain distribution center, while waiting on elevators in an office building in New York City or getting real-time data on the trade floor. One of the #BIWisdom group said his client can track 30 percent of sales directly to the use of Mobile BI for sales productivity.

Rio de Janeiro 26-28 November 2014 KPI Professional Certification

Posted on 12 August 2014

DateCityCountry
Wed, 2014-11-26 - Fri, 2014-11-28 Rio de Janeiro Brazil
When: 
Wed, 2014-11-26 - Fri, 2014-11-28
Trainer name: 
Cristina Tarata
Organiser: 
The KPI Institute

 

General Presentation 

The KPI Institute has announced the dates for its next KPI certification training course taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: 26-28 November 2014.

The course offers participants the opportunity to get certified on the ability to deploy and use KPIs in accordance with The KPI Institute’s Key Performance Indicators Management Framework, the main body of knowledge on the rigorous use of KPIs in business.

This KPI training course is designed to provide a strong foundation to deploying business management systems and BI software by developing the next generation of KPI professionals. These KPI specialists will become the go-to place for advice around understanding, establishing, activating, reporting and generating value by using KPI across organizations. By completing the course, participants will gain both the theoretical understanding and practical experience of using a variety of performance management tools and techniques for KPI management.

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Bucharest 3-5 December 2014 KPI Professional Certification

Posted on 12 August 2014

DateCityCountry
Wed, 2014-12-03 - Fri, 2014-12-05 Bucharest Romania
When: 
Wed, 2014-12-03 - Fri, 2014-12-05
Trainer name: 
Raluca Vintila
Organiser: 
The KPI Institute

 

General Presentation 

The KPI Institute has announced the dates for its next KPI certification training course taking place in Bucharest, Romania: 3-5 December 2014.

The course offers participants the opportunity to get certified on the ability to deploy and use KPIs in accordance with The KPI Institute’s Key Performance Indicators Management Framework, the main body of knowledge on the rigorous use of KPIs in business.

This KPI training course is designed to provide a strong foundation to deploying business management systems and BI software by developing the next generation of KPI professionals. These KPI specialists will become the go-to place for advice around understanding, establishing, activating, reporting and generating value by using KPI across organizations. By completing the course, participants will gain both the theoretical understanding and practical experience of using a variety of performance management tools and techniques for KPI management.

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Jeddah 23-27 November 2014 KPI Professional and Practitioner Certifications

Posted on 12 August 2014

DateCityCountry
Sun, 2014-11-23 - Thu, 2014-11-27 Jeddah Saudi Arabia
When: 
Sun, 2014-11-23 - Thu, 2014-11-27
Trainer name: 
Aurel Brudan
Organiser: 
The KPI Institute

General Presentation 

The KPI Institute has announced the dates for its next KPI certification training course taking place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:23-27 November 2014.

The course offers participants the opportunity to get certified on the ability to deploy and use KPIs in accordance with The KPI Institute’s Key Performance Indicators Management Framework, the main body of knowledge on the rigorous use of KPIs in business.

This KPI training course is designed to provide a strong foundation to deploying business management systems and BI software by developing the next generation of KPI professionals. These KPI specialists will become the go-to place for advice around understanding, establishing, activating, reporting and generating value by using KPI across organizations.

By completing the course, participants will gain both the theoretical understanding and practical experience of using a variety of performance management tools and techniques for KPI management.

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Dresner's Point: Can You Have Self-Service BI and Governance Too?

Posted on 31 May 2014

I know what you’re probably thinking after reading the title of this blog post: the two are obviously a clash of interests, successful BI requires governance, there’s no middle-of-the road approach and one side will have to sacrifice its interests. You’re probably also thinking it poses a serious management challenge.
The dilemma requires some business intelligence wisdom, so I tossed the question out to the BI users, vendors and consultants in one of my Friday #BIWisdom tweetchats after a participant tweeted that he had observed a “quantum shift” to self-service in BI delivery this year.

I asked, “Self-service is important, but what about governance? Can you do both well?”

Their opinions:
- “Yes, you can, but it’s definitely a challenge. And self-service requires even stronger governance.”
- “You have to focus on value creation and shape governance to not get in the way of agility.”
- “Governance involves multiple parallel processes; and the processes need to support, not hinder, the business.”

Those processes and roles of governance include standards, policies and procedures for steering, organizing, implementing and executing BI initiatives. And it involves validating the data and ensuring data security – or as one of the tribe tweeted, “processes to stop people from doing the bad things they are tempted to do with data.”

One of the group commented that it’s important to have tools that “liberate data (for the right reasons); but there are too many tools that, at the same time, also expose the data to abuse.” Another person agreed, tweeting that departmental data discovery tools enable line-of-business user insight, but some centralized control needs to be maintained.

Dubai 14-18 December 2014 KPI Professional and Practitioner Certifications

Posted on 03 March 2014

DateCityCountry
Sun, 2014-12-14 - Thu, 2014-12-18 Dubai United Arab Emirates
When: 
Sun, 2014-12-14 - Thu, 2014-12-18
Trainer name: 
Aurel Brudan
Organiser: 
The KPI Institute

General Presentation 

The KPI Institute has announced the dates for its next KPI certification training course taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates14-18 December 2014.

The course offers participants the opportunity to get certified on the ability to deploy and use KPIs in accordance with The KPI Institute’s Key Performance Indicators Management Framework, the main body of knowledge on the rigorous use of KPIs in business.

This KPI training course is designed to provide a strong foundation to deploying business management systems and BI software by developing the next generation of KPI professionals. These KPI specialists will become the go-to place for advice around understanding, establishing, activating, reporting and generating value by using KPI across organizations.

By completing the course, participants will gain both the theoretical understanding and practical experience of using a variety of performance management tools and techniques for KPI management.

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Muscat 9-11 December 2014 KPI Professional Certification

Posted on 03 March 2014

DateCityCountry
Tue, 2014-12-09 - Thu, 2014-12-11 Muscat Oman
When: 
Tue, 2014-12-09 - Thu, 2014-12-11
Trainer name: 
Adrian Brudan
Organiser: 
The KPI Institute

General Presentation 

The KPI Institute has announced the dates for its next KPI certification training course taking place in Muscat, Oman: 9-11 Decembrie 2014.

The course offers participants the opportunity to get certified on the ability to deploy and use KPIs in accordance with The KPI Institute’s Key Performance Indicators Management Framework, the main body of knowledge on the rigorous use of KPIs in business.

This KPI training course is designed to provide a strong foundation to deploying business management systems and BI software by developing the next generation of KPI professionals. These KPI specialists will become the go-to place for advice around understanding, establishing, activating, reporting and generating value by using KPI across organizations.

By completing the course, participants will gain both the theoretical understanding and practical experience of using a variety of performance management tools and techniques for KPI management.

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