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2015 MIT SDM Conference: “Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges”

The 2015 MIT Systems Design & Management Conference took place on October 6 & 7, 2015. The topic hooked me right away with its promise of “Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges”. The flyers added to the ‘doors-will-be-opened’ flavor by underlining that this would be about “A Whole Systems Approach to Product Design and Development”. I was ready. Continue reading

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From Data Collection and Analysis to Business Action

[My guest post on the GreenPages blog, April 24, 2015]

Here is a progression that most businesses experience in the data arena.

  • You go from no data or bad data to “better” data.
  • You start having reports regularly show up in your mailbox.
  • The reports go from being just tables to showing trend lines.
  • You evolve to dashboards that bring together data from many sources.
  • You fork into sets of operational and strategic reports and dashboards, KPIs driven, with drill down.

By this point, you have Operational Data Stores (ODSs), data warehouses….   Read more…