Description : Defines common ground at the interface of strategy and management science and unites the topics with an original approach vital for strategy students, researchers and managers Strategic Analytics: Integrating Management Science and Strategy combines strategy content with strategy process through the lenses of management science, masterfully defining the common ground that unites both fields. Each chapter starts with the perspective of a certain strategy problem, such as competition, but continues with an explanation of the strategy process using management science tools such as simulation. Facilitating the process of strategic decision making through the lens of management science, the author integrates topics that are usually in conflict for MBAs: strategy and quantitative methods. Strategic Analytics features multiple international real-life case studies and examples, business issues for further research and theory review questions and exercises at the end of each chapter. Strategic Analytics starts by introducing readers to strategic management. It then goes on to cover: managerial capabilities for a complex world; politics, economy, society, technology, and environment; external environments known as exogenous factors (PESTE) and endogenous factors (industry); industry dynamics; industry evolution; competitive advantage; dynamic resource management; organisational design; performance measurement system; the life cycle of organisations from start-ups; maturity for maintaining profitability and growth; and finally, regeneration. Developed from the author's own Strategy Analytics course at Warwick Business School, personal experience as consultant, and in consultation with other leading scholars Uses management science to facilitate the process of strategic decision making Chapters structured with chapter objectives, summaries, short case studies, tables, student exercises, references and management science models Accompanied by a supporting website Aimed at both academics and practitioners, Strategic Analytics is an ideal text for postgraduates and advanced undergraduate students of business and management.
Description : More than ever, data drives decisions in organizations—and we have more data, and more ways to analyze it, than ever. Yet strategic initiatives continue to fail as often as they did when computers ran on punch cards. Economist and research scientist Alec Levenson says we need a new approach. The problem, Levenson says, is that the business people who devise the strategies and the human resources people who get employees to implement them use completely different analytics. Business analytics can determine if operational priorities aren't being achieved but can't explain why. HR analytics reveal potentially helpful policy and process improvements but can't identify which would have the greatest strategic impact. This book shows how to use an integrated approach to bring these two pieces together. Levenson presents a thorough and realistic treatment of the reasons for and challenges of taking an integrated approach. He provides details on the different parts of both enterprise and human capital analytics that have to be conducted for integration to be successful and includes specific questions to ask, along with examples of applying integrated analytics to address particular organizational challenges. Effective analytics is a team sport. Levenson's approach allows you to get the deepest insights by bringing people together from both the business and HR perspectives to assess what's going on and determine the right solution.
Description : Is your company ready for the next wave of analytics? Data analytics offer the opportunity to predict the future, use advanced technologies, and gain valuable insights about your business. But unless you're staying on top of the latest developments, your company is wasting that potential--and your competitors will be gaining speed while you fall behind. Strategic Analytics: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review will provide you with today's essential thinking about what data analytics are capable of, what critical talents your company needs to reap their benefits, and how to adopt analytics throughout your organization--before it's too late. Business is changing. Will you adapt or be left behind? Get up to speed and deepen your understanding of the topics that are shaping your company's future with the Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review series. Featuring HBR's smartest thinking on fast-moving issues--blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, and more--each book provides the foundational introduction and practical case studies your organization needs to compete today and collects the best research, interviews, and analysis to get it ready for tomorrow. You can't afford to ignore how these issues will transform the landscape of business and society. The Insights You Need series will help you grasp these critical ideas--and prepare you and your company for the future.
Description : The official study guide for the Workforce Management Technology Certification, containing core knowledge for time and labor management The worldwide standard for the time and labor management technology profession, Workforce Asset Management Book of Knowledge is the official guide to the Workforce Asset Management Certification. Establishing a common lexicon within the profession for talking about workforce management and systems, this essential guide is designed to establish a body of generally accepted and applicable practices and standards within the industry. Includes contributions from leaders in the field Covers everything from vendor and product selection, to implementation planning and execution, system design, testing and change control, financial analytics, fundamentals of scheduling people against workload and skill sets, and how to use these systems to manage labor costs and productivity Body of knowledge is focused on workers and technologies for every industry and every type of employer Designed around timekeeping and labor scheduling technologies With contributions from leaders in the field, this book expertly covers the knowledge, practices, regulations, and technologies within the domain of workforce management systems. It provides the body of knowledge for managing a workforce using time and attendance systems, labor scheduling, productivity, staffing budgets, workforce software applications, or data, compensation and benefits for payroll and human resources.
Description : Insurers: use analytics to drive far more value from your most important asset -- data! Today, many insurers radically underutilize their data, leaving them vulnerable to traditional and non-traditional competitors alike. Now, drawing on 25 years of industry experience, Patricia Saporito shows how to systematically leverage analytics to improve business performance and customer satisfaction throughout any insurance business. Applied Insurance Analytics demonstrates how to use analytics to systematically improve operations ranging from underwriting and risk management to claims. Even more important: it will help you drive more value everywhere by defining a focused enterprise-wide analytics strategy, and overcoming the challenges that stand in your way. Saporito helps you assess your current analytics maturity, choose the new applications that offer the most value, and master best practices from throughout the industry and beyond. Throughout, she helps you gain more value from data assets, technologies and tools you've already invested in. You'll find new case studies, practical tools, and easy templates for improving the "Analytics IQ" of your entire enterprise. For every insurance industry professional and manager concerned with analytics, including users, IT pros, sales/marketing specialists, and data scientists. This book will also be valuable to students in any MBA or other program focused on insurance or risk management, and to many students in IT or analytics-specific programs.
Description : Bridge the gap between analytics and execution, and actually translate analytics into better business decision-making! Now that you've collected data and crunched numbers, Applied Business Analytics reveals how to fully apply the information and knowledge you've gleaned from quants and tech teams. Nathaniel Lin explains why "analytics value chains" often break due to organizational and cultural issues, and offers "in the trenches" guidance for overcoming these obstacles. You'll discover why a special breed of "analytics deciders" is indispensable for any organization that seeks to compete on analytics… how to become one of those deciders… and how to identify, foster, support, empower, and reward others to join you. Lin draws on actual cases and examples from his own experience, augmenting them with hands-on examples and exercises to integrate analytics at all levels: from top-level business questions to low-level technical details. Along the way, you'll learn how to bring together analytics team members with widely diverse goals, knowledge, and backgrounds. Coverage includes: How analytical and conventional decision making differ — and the challenging implications How to determine who your analytics deciders are, and ought to be Proven best practices for actually applying analytics to decision-making How to optimize your use of analytics as an analyst, manager, executive, or C-level officer Applied Business Analytics will be invaluable to wide audiences of professionals, decision-makers, and consultants involved in analytics, including Chief Analytics Officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Scientists, Chief Marketing Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Chief Strategy Officers, VPs of Analytics and/or Big Data, data scientists, business strategists, and line of business executives. It will also be exceptionally useful to students of analytics in any graduate, undergraduate, or certificate program, including candidates for INFORMS certification.
Description : Use aggregate data to answer high-level business questions! Data miners, data scientists, analytic managers, and analysts who work in all industries will find the insights in Randy Collica's Strategic Analytics and SAS: Using Aggregate Data to Drive Organizational Initiatives invaluable in their work. This book shows you how to use your existing data at aggregate levels to answer high-level business questions. Written in a detailed, step-by-step format, the multi-industry use cases begin with a high-level question that a C-level executive might ask. Collica then progresses through the steps to perform the analysis, including many tables and screenshots to guide you along the way. He then ends each use case with the solution to the high-level question. Topics covered include logistic analysis, models developed from surveys, survival analysis, confidence intervals, text mining and analysis, visual analytics, hypothesis tests, and size and magnitude of analytic effects. Connect the dots between detailed data on your customers and the high-level business goals of your organization with Strategic Analytics and SAS!
Description : A brand new collection of business analytics insights and actionable techniques… 3 authoritative books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! 3 authoritative eBooks deliver comprehensive analytics knowledge and tools for optimizing every critical business decision! Use business analytics to drive maximum value from all your business data! This unique 3 eBook package will help you harness your information, discover hidden patterns, and successfully act on what you learn. In Enterprise Analytics, analytics pioneer Tom Davenport and the world-renowned experts at the International Institute for Analytics (IIA) bring together the latest techniques, best practices, and research on large-scale analytics strategy, technology, implementation, and management. Using real-world examples, they cover everything from building better analytics organizations to gathering data; implementing predictive analytics to linking analysis with organizational performance. You'll find specific insights for optimizing supply chains, online services, marketing, fraud detection, and many other business functions; plus chapter-length case studies from healthcare, retail, and financial services. Next, in the up-to-the-minute Analysis Without Paralysis, Second Edition, Babette E. Bensoussan and Craig S. Fleisher help you succeed with analysis without getting mired in advanced math or arcane theory. They walk you through the entire business analysis process, and guide you through using 12 core tools for making better decisions about strategy and operations -- including three powerful tools covered for the first time in this new Second Edition. Then, in Business and Competitive Analysis, Fleisher and Bensoussan help you apply 24 leading business analysis models to gain deep clarity about your business environment, answer tough questions, and make tough choices. They first walk you through defining problems, avoiding pitfalls, choosing tools, and communicating results. Next, they systematically address both “classic” techniques and the most promising new approaches from economics, finance, sociology, anthropology, and the intelligence and futurist communities. For the first time, one book covers Nine Forces, Competitive Positioning, Business Model, Supply Chain Analyses, Benchmarking, McKinsey 7S, Shadowing, Product Line, Win/Loss, Strategic Relationships, Corporate Reputation, Critical Success Factors, Driving Forces, Country Risk, Technology Forecasting, War Gaming, Event/Timeline, Indications, Warning Analyses, Competitor Cash Flow, ACH, Linchpin Analyses, and more. Whether you're an executive, strategist, analyst, marketer, or operations professional, this eBook collection will help you make more effective, data-driven, profitable decisions! From world-renowned analytics and competitive/business intelligence experts Thomas H. Davenport, Babette E. Bensoussan, and Craig S. Fleisher
Description : Risk model validation is an emerging and important area of research, and has arisen because of Basel I and II. These regulatory initiatives require trading institutions and lending institutions to compute their reserve capital in a highly analytic way, based on the use of internal risk models. It is part of the regulatory structure that these risk models be validated both internally and externally, and there is a great shortage of information as to best practise. Editors Christodoulakis and Satchell collect papers that are beginning to appear by regulators, consultants, and academics, to provide the first collection that focuses on the quantitative side of model validation. The book covers the three main areas of risk: Credit Risk and Market and Operational Risk. *Risk model validation is a requirement of Basel I and II *The first collection of papers in this new and developing area of research *International authors cover model validation in credit, market, and operational risk
Description : Gain the competitive edge with the smart use of business analytics In today’s volatile business environment, the strategic use of business analytics is more important than ever. A Practitioners Guide to Business Analytics helps you get the organizational commitment you need to get business analytics up and running in your company. It provides solutions for meeting the strategic challenges of applying analytics, such as: Integrating analytics into decision making, corporate culture, and business strategy Leading and organizing analytics within the corporation Applying statistical qualifications, statistical diagnostics, and statistical review Providing effective building blocks to support analytics—statistical software, data collection, and data management Randy Bartlett, Ph.D., is Chief Statistical Officer of the consulting company Blue Sigma Analytics. He currently works with Infosys, where he has helped build their new Business Analytics practice.