This update addresses a number of requests about the tools and methods I use to complete the gap analysis step from earlier posts in the series on How to Build a Roadmap. The update describes some quick Management diagnostic tools used across a wide variety of challenges encountered when developing a road map. Using these tools to perform the gap analysis delivers quick distinctive results and provides the key data and actionable insight needed to develop a meaningful road map.
In this step we develop one of the most important interim products for our decision model; the analytic user profile. A profile is a way of classifying and grouping what the user community is actually doing with the analytic information and services produced. We develop a quantified view of our user community so we can evaluate each platform or tool for optimization quickly and produce meaningful results aligned with usage patterns.
Eight powerful secrets for retaining delighted clients; or what they don’t teach you in business school.
While pulling down the lights and placing the holiday decorations back in their boxes your child comes to you and asks you what to do, how to succeed where others have not and what is the difference between success and everything else. What? So, how to respond?
Continuing the series on Nine Easy Steps to Unlock Breakthrough Results, we now assign relative weights to each of the critical capabilities groups for each operating model uncovered earlier. This is done to assign the higher weightings to capability groupings most important to the success of each model. Having the quantified index means we can evaluate each platform or tool for optimization within quickly and produce meaningful results.
A quick introduction to the Overton Window, a key concept that has helped me make some sense of what seems to make no sense at all sometimes where politics and sentiment analysis are concerned.
A deeper dive into defining the critical capabilities used across the four operating models discussed in an earlier post (Big Data Analytics – Unlock Breakthrough Results: Step 2). Describes each of the baseline capability groupings and a high-level taxonomy to be used in the decision model.
This post is part of a larger series to provide a detailed set of steps you can take to unlock breakthrough results in Big Data Analytics. This step addresses identifying the type and nature of the operating models used within the analytic community along with the most important capability each demands.
You’ve made the big data investment. Now it’s time to realize value. This series of posts is going to provide a detailed set of steps you can take to unlock this value in a number of ways. As simple use case I’m going to address the perplexing management challenge of platform and tool optimization across the analytic community as an example to illustrate each step.
Nine easy steps to unlock breakthrough results in Big Data Analytics which can be performed concurrently by both business and technical professionals working together to arrive at the suggested platform and tooling optimization decisions.
Sharing a method to help resolve this challenge and help focus on what is important so you can expend your nervous system solving problems rather than creating them. Armed with a true understanding of the organizational dynamics it is now a good time to revisit a first principal to help resolve what is an important and urgent problem.
The post wraps up the Road Map series by publishing the results to share with all interested stakeholders impacted by the program as planned. This completes a description of a time tested methods to develop, refine, and deliver a professional roadmap to produce consistent repeatable results.