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Gary Cokins

You can be #1 in Analytics! Here is How.

Posted by Gary Cokins over 8 years ago, 0 comments
Where would you rank yourself and your organization with applying analytics to gain insights and make better decisions? Are you advanced so you can out-smart other organizations like yours to create and sustain value creation? Or are you at the opposite end of the continuum and muddling through by basing decisions and strategies relying on intuition and gut feel rather than using fact-based data, modeling, and probabilistic what-if scenarios.

Want to Disprove a CEO’s Wishful Thinking? Use Analytics.

Posted over 8 years ago, 0 comments
How often have you heard executives proclaim that next year the target for financial results will be a substantial lift from the current year? For example a CEO may state, “Next year we expect to improve from a 10.3% to 15.4% rate of return on shareholder equity.” Is this leadership or wasted words? Where did the 15.4% come from? How is it substantiated with facts? Is this expectation a goal or a wish?

The Problem That Has No Name

Posted almost 9 years ago, 0 comments
Do you know or do you think you know? What do we call this problem? It certainly involves uncertainty. Maybe it involves being too confident. Possibly a dash of ignorance.
Bernard Marr

Business Analytics merge with Performance Management

Posted by Bernard Marr almost 9 years ago, 2 comments
The coming together of functions such as performance management, business intelligence, knowledge management and analytics is a phenomenon that seems to gather pace in many companies. And when you think about it - this makes a lot of sense as each of these functions is concerned with turning management information into insights that enable better decision making.
Phil Green

More circular reasoning on statistical process control

Posted by Phil Green about 9 years ago, 0 comments
After my last post I received a number of comments on the website KPIExperts.  Most of them completely misunderstood my point, and their misunderstanding was so fundamental that rather than reply to their comments individually I decided to write a new post. 
Gary Cokins

Academy Awards and Analytics-based Performance Management

Posted by Gary Cokins about 9 years ago, 1 comment
I always find the acceptance speeches at Hollywood’s Academy Awards to be inspirational. The ones I enjoy most are Oscar recipients who thank the teams that contributed to their receiving the award. Success comes much more from teams than from an individual’s performance.