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Key performance indicators: developing, implementing and using winning KPIs
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) help define and measure the organizational goals which are fundamental to an organization's current and future success. Having solid KPIs is crucial for companies that are implementing performance management systems, such as balanced scorecards, six sigma, or activity-based management. In many organizations, KPIs are often too numerous, randomly assembled, and overly complex?essentially rendering them ineffectual, or at worse, counterproductive. [This book] provides a model for simplifying the complex areas of KPIs while helping organizations avoid common mistakes and hazards.
M is for (data) monkey: the Excel Pro's definitive guide to Power Query
Power Query is one component of the Power BI (Business Intelligence) product from Microsoft, and "M" is the name of the programming language created by it. As more business intelligence pros begin using Power Pivot, they find that they do not have the Excel skills to clean the data in Excel; Power Query solves this problem. This book shows how to use the Power Query tool to get difficult data sets into both Excel and Power Pivot, and is solely devoted to Power Query dashboarding and reporting.
Lean Six Sigma for dummies
A guide to the Lean Six Sigma management model.
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With data visualization
The article discusses the importance for management accountants and finance professionals to learn about data visualization, its application to finance, as well as the tools and skills needed for its utilization to effectively transition to their role as strategic advisor in business.
Storage decisions for AI, machine learning and big data
Article looks at the fact that artificial intelligence and machine learning storage is not one-size-fits-all. Analytics work has varied storage requirements for capacity, latency, throughput and IOPS. The investment needed by larger artificial intelligence and business intelligence projects in storage, compute, and networking is discussed.
AI in data governance
The article explores the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in improving small business data governance. Topics covered include the consideration of AI as a way to augment human intelligence, how AI can help in democratizing data governance, and the ability of AI in identifying internal and external data sets and evaluating the importance of the data sets to an organization's target performance metrics.
A professional services firm that focuses on business performance management (BPM) solutions. Information includes newsletter, articles, white papers, and vendor guides. BPM Partners are the authors of the BPM Software Buyers Guide published in Business Finance magazine.
International Society for Performance Improvement
The ISPI website includes a wealth of information, including the full text of its online magazine PerformanceXpress and a useful online bookstore focusing on specialist titles in this area.
Website developed to promote the creator's books on performance management, with the option to view the table of contents for each title and download a selection of white papers in PDF format as part of the Perspectives Series.
Performance Management Network
Online network for management professionals which includes a resource centre packed with useful articles and contributions from members.
Centre for Business Performance
Research centre from the Cranfield School of Management which designs and implements business performance tools.
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- ISO 9000
ISO 9000 is a set of international standards designed to help businesses meet the needs of customers while meeting regulatory and statutory requirements.
- Key performance indicators
Identifying and monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) helps you focus on the areas that really matter to your business.
- SWOT analysis
SWOT analysis looks at your strengths and weaknesses, and the opportunities and threats your business faces.
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