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Stacey Barr

Managers Who Use KPIs For Evil, Not Good

Posted by Stacey Barr almost 8 years ago, 2 comments
There are still managers around who think that the way to make performance improve is to hit people over the head with KPIs or performance measures. We know they’re doing far more harm than good, but what can we do to stop them?
Gary Cokins

The Urgent Crowds Out the Important

Posted by Gary Cokins almost 8 years ago, 0 comments
Do you ever wonder why it takes so long for organizations to adopt modern managerial methods than can help them make better decisions on a daily basis? Methods (and the software technologies that support them) such as business intelligence, analytics and balanced scorecards have proven benefits when it comes to improving an organization’s ability to quickly and accurately make decisions. However, organizations seem hesitant to adopt them. Is it analysis paralysis or brain freeze or just resistance to change?
Stacey Barr

Why Measures Don’t Have to be Precise

Posted by Stacey Barr almost 8 years ago, 6 comments
With the help of Doug Hubbard, author of “How to Measure Anything”, we’ll explore why you can abandon the pursuit of perfectly accurate data and measures.
Klaasjan Doeswijk

Why time stamping is key for analytical and tactical reports and dashboards

Posted by Klaasjan Doeswijk almost 8 years ago, 0 comments
Daniel Senter recently published an article on the Process Excellence Network clarifying the difference between operational versus tactical and analytical reporting. And that it is time for Business Intelligence managers to understand the difference so they can help organizations/ the business to decide on the type of reporting needed and how the information is to be used to determine data refresh frequencies, metrics for analysis and reporting type. The title of his article is therefore ‘If you want real time dashboards? Make sure you know when to use them’.
Stacey Barr

7 KPI New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Stacey Barr almost 8 years ago, 1 comment
Call me kitsch but I can’t help myself: It’s the start of another fresh, unadulterated new year that’s pregnant with the promise that things can and will be better (THIS time) and so I offer to you these potential KPI resolutions for the new year ahead.