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aylwin yafele

Keeping It Simple Is Key

Posted by aylwin yafele about 11 years ago, 2 comments
Companies often fail to meet their organisational targets simply by failing to define their goals. I have also come across managers who keep shifting their goals simply because they fail to articulate the key performance indicators (KPIs) of the organisation and as a result members of staff are misinformed about what they are required to do in order to arrive at the company agenda.
Karel van der Poel

Visualization: Managing a business is not the same as driving a car

Posted by Karel van der Poel about 11 years ago, 1 comment
In the last decade Business Intelligence vendors ran a feature race. Their focus was not how to best visualize your business data, but how to deliver the most sexy BI sales demo.
We have all seen examples of this type of ‘sales functionality’: Interactive gauges where the needles moves if you select a month, 3d stacked bars with multiple metrics in one graph, 3D pie charts with more then 6 colors and 4 area’s that are more or less the same size, dashboards where all data is updated when you move your mouse on the screen. Great for marketing, but useless when trying to manage a business.
The Librarian

Measurement frequencies and periods

Posted by The Librarian about 11 years ago, 0 comments
One of the most commonly asked questions that we get at KPI Library is about Measurement Frequencies and Measurement Periods. Let me start by explaining the difference:
Stacey Barr

Avoid "Heroic Leaps" When Cascading Layers of KPIs

Posted by Stacey Barr about 11 years ago, 0 comments
When you cascade and connect layers of measures, you’re building a cause-effect model of how performance can be improved in your organisation or company.
The Librarian

How does one come to a set of KPIs?

Posted by The Librarian about 11 years ago, 2 comments
How does one come to a set of KPIs for their own specific company?

10 reasons for measuring KPIs

Posted over 11 years ago, 0 comments