What if … You can.

Are you curious as I am about why these questions have not been solved? With business analytics and performance management software they can be! • Why can’t traffic intersection stoplights be more variable based on street sensors that monitor the presence, location and speed of approaching vehicles? Then you would […]

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A Hollywood Celebrity’s Use of Analytics

At a recent CFO.com magazine conference I attended, Accenture’s Jeanne G. Harris, co-author of the recently published book Analytics at Work, described a Hollywood movie star who successfully applied statistical analytics to improve his career. This celebrity wanted to increase the probability they would appear in a success rather than […]

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Are Performance Management and “Uncertainty Management” Synonymous?

Frank Buytendijk, a prolific writer about Performance Management, makes an interesting observation in the paragraphs under the subtitle “What does this mean?” in his blog titled Making a Big SPLASH! With EPM. He has been “toying with the term 'uncertainty management' (because) performance management is not about predictability and control, […]

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How to Turn the Economic Downturn from a Negative to a Positive

It is not that often that I totally agree with the views about Performance Management written by an IT analyst or consultant. I do mainly agree with the position of Markus Sprenger, a consultant with Avanade, in his article "Surviving Economic Downturns with Performance Management and Business Intelligence Solutions." Markus […]

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Is Performance Management a Recipe or a Stew?

Self-help writers and journalists often simplify a topic by describing the “X” number of steps to succeed. Examples include weight reduction diets or the pursuit of wealth. Business writers often do the same. A recent example is the article Moving to True Performance Management where the author warns it is […]

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Rearview Mirrors or Windshield?

A popular pair of PowerPoint slides used by business conference speakers first displays a distant car behind in the rearview mirror of an automobile followed by a second PowerPoint of the same auto’s windshield view with a big oncoming truck directly in your lane – beep-beep! I am conflicted with […]

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Why not an Automobile GPS Navigator for an Organization?

The latest rage is to have a global positioning system (GPS) route navigator in our automobiles. As with most new technologies, such as when handheld calculators replaced sliderules (I’m revealing my old age) or laptop computers emerged, a GPS is another gadget that is evolving into a must-have. It gets […]

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