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📒Turning Numbers Into Knowledge ✍ Jon Koomey
✏Turning Numbers Into Knowledge Book Summary : "Mastering the art of problem solving takes more than proficiency with basic calculations; it requires understanding how people use information, recognizing the importance of ideology, learning the art of storytelling, and acknowledging the important distinction between facts and values. Intended for professors, managers, entrepreneurs, and students, this guide addresses these and other essential skills. With clear prose, quotations, and exercises for solving problems in the real world, this book serves as an ideal training manual for those who are new to or intimidated by quantitative analysis and an excellent refresher for those who have more experience but want to improve the quality of their data, the clarity of their graphics, and the cogency of their arguments." -- Publisher's description.
📒Turning Numbers Into Knowledge ✍ Jon Koomey
✏Turning Numbers Into Knowledge Book Summary : Mastering the art of problem solving takes more than proficiency with basic calculations; it requires understanding how people use information, recognizing the importance of ideology, learning the art of storytelling, and acknowledging the important distinction between facts and values. Intended for professors, managers, entrepreneurs, and students, this guide addresses these and other essential skills. With clear prose, quotations, and exercises for solving problems in the real world, this book serves as an ideal training manual for those who are new to or intimidated by quantitative analysis and an excellent refresher for those who have more experience but want to improve the quality of their data, the clarity of their graphics, and the cogency of their arguments.
📒Enterprise Performance Management Done Right ✍ Ron Dimon
✏Enterprise Performance Management Done Right Book Summary : A workable blueprint for developing and implementing performancemanagement in order to improve revenue growth and profitmargins Enterprise performance management (EPM) technology has beenrapidly advancing, especially in the areas of predictive analysisand cloud-based solutions. Real Enterprise PerformanceManagement introduces a framework for implementing and managingnext-generation functionality for better insight, focus, andalignment of EPM. This blueprint shows that EPM can have a directpositive impact on revenue growth, operating margin, assetutilization, and cash cycle efficiency. Introduces a framework for implementing and managingnext-generation functionality for better insight, focus, andalignment Reveals that EPM can have a strong impact on revenue growth,operating margin, asset utilization, cash cycle efficiency Today's businesses have a great deal of data and technology, butless-than-fact decisions are still made. Executives need astructured framework for gathering, analyzing, and debating thebest ways to deploy capital, people and time. Real EnterprisePerformance Management joins IT and finance in a digestibleblueprint for developing and implementing performance management inorder to improve revenue growth and profit margins.
📒Testing The Data Warehouse Practicum ✍ Doug Vucevic
✏Testing the Data Warehouse Practicum Book Summary : The quality of a data warehouse (DWH) is the elusive aspect of it, not because it is hard to achieve [once we agree what it is], but because it is difficult to describe. We propose the notion that quality is not an attribute or a feature that a product has to possess, but rather a relationship between that product and each and every stakeholder. More specifically, the relationship between the software quality and the organization that produces the products is explored. Quality of data that populates the DWH is the main concern of the book, therefore we propose a definition for data quality as: fitness to serve each and every purpose. Methods are proposed throughout the book to help readers achieve data warehouse quality.
📒Transforming Performance Measurement ✍ Dean Spitzer
✏Transforming Performance Measurement Book Summary : It's no secret that you can't improve your organization's performance without measuring it. In fact, every function, unit, process, and the organization as a whole, is built and run according to the parameters and expectations of its measurement system. So you'd better make sure you're doing it right. All too often, performance measurement creates dysfunction, whether among individuals, teams, or across entire divisions and companies. Most traditional measurement systems actually encourage unhealthy competition for personal gain, creating internal conflict and breeding distrust of performance measurement. Transforming Performance Measurement presents a breakthrough approach that will not only significantly reduce those dysfunctions, but also promote alignment with business strategy, maximize cross-enterprise integration, and help everyone to work collaboratively to drive value throughout your organization. Performance improvement thought leader Dean Spitzer explains why performance measurement should be less about calculations and analysis and more about the crucial social factors that determine how well the measurements get used. His ""socialization of measurement"" process focuses on learning and improvement from measurement, and on the importance of asking such questions as: How well do our measures reflect our business model? How successfully are they driving our strategy? What should we be measuring and not measuring? Are the right people having the right measurement discussions? Performance measurement is a dynamic process that calls for an awareness of the balance necessary between seemingly disparate ideas: the technical and the social aspects of performance measurement. For example, you need technology to manage the flood of data, but you must make sure that it supports the people who will be making decisions and taking action crucial to your organization's success. This book shows you how to design that technical-social balance into your measurement system. While it is urgent to start taking action now, transforming your organization's performance measurement system will take time. Transforming Performance Measurement gives you assessment tools to gauge where you are now and a roadmap for moving, with little or no disruption, to a more "transformational" and mature measurement system. The book also provides 34 TMAPs, Transformational Measurement Action Plans, which suggest both well-accepted and "emergent" measures (in areas such as marketing, human resources, customer service, knowledge management, productivity, information technology, research and development, costing, and more) that you can use right away. In the end, you get what you measure. If you measure the wrong things, you will take your company farther and farther away from its mission and strategic goals. Transforming Performance Measurement tells you not only what to measure, but how to do it -- and in what context -- to make a truly transformational difference in your enterprise.
📒Safety And Reliability Methodology And Applications ✍ Tomasz Nowakowski
✏Safety and Reliability Methodology and Applications Book Summary : Within the last fifty years the performance requirements for technical objects and systems were supplemented with: customer expectations (quality), abilities to prevent the loss of the object properties in operation time (reliability and maintainability), protection against the effects of undesirable events (safety and security) and the ability to
📒Critical Thinking Fourth Edition ✍ William Hughes
✏Critical Thinking fourth edition Book Summary : "William Hughes's Critical Thinking, recently revised and updated by Jonathan Lavery, is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the essential skills required to make strong arguments. Hughes and Lavery give a thorough treatment of such traditional topics as deductive and inductive reasoning, logical fallacies and how to spot them, the importance of inference, how to recognise and avoid ambiguity, and how to assess what is or is not relevant to an argument. But they also cover a variety of topics not always treated in books of this sort - special concerns to keep in mind when reasoning about ethical matters and how the nature of a language can affect the structure of an argument. The book gives a lucid treatment of the differences between descriptive and evaluative meaning: one person's freedom fighter is another person's terrorist." "For the fourth edition, Jonathan Lavery has added a new chapter on scientific reasoning, expanded the treatment of analogies, added numerous examples, and revised and updated the text throughout."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
📒Turning Your Knowledge Into Income ✍ Chris Day
✏Turning your Knowledge into Income Book Summary : Chris Day and his team of expert contributors share their experience and knowledge to help readers dive into their Bank of Knowledge and turn their knowledge into income.
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📒Visual Tools For Transforming Information Into Knowledge ✍ David Hyerle
✏Visual Tools for Transforming Information Into Knowledge Book Summary : Featuring new research and examples, this practical resource focuses on brainstorming webs, graphic organizers, and concept maps to improve instruction and enhance students' cognitive development.