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Actionable Insights

Why Dashboards Fail - 9 Warning Signs of Trouble Ahead

Jul 12, 2018 4:36:22 PM / by Adam Nathan posted in KPI, Dashboard

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 Twenty Years of Watching Dashboards Fail

It may help to start with what a CEO dashboard - or any other dashboard for that matter - is not. Twenty years of working on dashboard initiatives has revealed a pattern of early warning signs that can be addressed - but first need to be recognized.

Have your dashboard initiatives had any of the following 9 characteristics? 

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CEO Dashboards - Top-Level KPIs & Strategic Stability

Jun 18, 2018 10:07:31 AM / by Adam Nathan posted in KPI, Dashboard

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Top Level KPIs Create Strategic Stability  

When a small set of key organizational metrics are established and shared within an organization, there is a stabilizing effect on a CEO's intent and strategic plan. 
 
There's an enormous benefit to a CEO saying declaring, "This is what we are going to achieve" and "These are the metrics that define our mission in key performance indicators."
 
To declare something publicly is to make it official. To declare how you are going to count that commitment takes this even further. It is to wed the CEO to his or her vision in front of the entire company. "I do - and we will."
 
There's no getting out of the key metrics you've chosen to define success - not privately, anyway. 
 
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Driving Data ROI from the Executive Suite

Feb 28, 2018 2:56:29 PM / by Adam Nathan posted in CEO, KPI

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In the daily bombardment of unsolicited email, pop-up video with every swipe, and newsfeeds crowded with calls-to-action, it is increasingly difficult to draw attention to one's company and value proposition.

This week we rolled out an interactive presentation called "Driving Data ROI from the Executive Suite." It is the first of a larger set of releases that share the vision and value of The Bartlett System.

Here's the non-interactive video presentation... 

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Voices on ROI: "7 Questions" with Param Ghangas

Feb 27, 2018 12:40:26 PM / by Adam Nathan posted in KPI, Strategy, Dashboard

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We sat down recently with Param Ghangas, the Director of Analytics at HBO, to talk through our 7 Questions.

Param has been working in analytics and marketing for over a decade, designing KPIs, building web analytics solutions, managing teams, and communicating actionable insights to a wide variety of stakeholders.  

Her experience spans the business and technical sides of creating ROI in complex enterprise environments. With a keen eye for maximizing the decision-making impact of a data strategy, she had a great deal to share on how companies can work effectively to leverage information assets.

Her answers have been lightly edited for clarity and length.

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Actionable Insights: Stacey Barr on KPIs

Jan 2, 2018 2:55:23 PM / by Adam Nathan posted in Actionable Insights, KPI, Instrumentation, Key Performance Questions

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An actionable insight: Stacey Barr, an Australian-based expert on defining and implementing key performance indicators, wrote a recent column about the pitfalls of brainstorming KPIs. With her reliably cogent, analytical and thoughtful perspective, she makes a case against open-ended KPI definition sessions (vague goals, persuasion contests, and shallow levels of detail).

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7 Troubling Signs Your CEO is AWOL on Analytics

Dec 2, 2017 7:51:39 AM / by Adam Nathan posted in CEO, KPI, Strategy

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As a CEO, it is more than likely you are under increasing pressure to demonstrate a tangible return on your analytics strategy. But for many CEOs, the ROI on data has been elusive.

Data scientists are hired, resources invested in analytics software, and data warehouses built and rebuilt again. And even though your leadership team can't quantify the bottom-line on the last set of investments - they urgently need budget for a new round.

Budget for Tableau. For AWS. For a data lake. For machine learning training. 

It's frustrating and uncertain. But here's the thing:

Some of these challenges actually start at the top, and as CEO you have the power to fix them.

Here's a quick look at 7 troubling indicators that may indicate you're part of the problem.

 

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CEO Dashboard & KPI Selection [7 Critical Questions]

Nov 10, 2017 5:13:11 PM / by Adam Nathan posted in CEO, KPI, Strategy, Dashboard

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CEO Dashboards Fail. And Often. 

Probably too often. 

They fail because they don’t generate new, actionable insights. They fail because they are hard to use, ugly to look at, slow to load, and because the metrics are flat out wrong. But more troubling, they often fail because the CEO isn't strategically prepared to leverage one.

Here's the bottom line: dashboard KPIs are your leadership story quantified. For a CEO's KPIs to be effective, they need to be your organization's vital signs. They need to represent the shared understanding of "what matters" that you have already created within the culture of your business.

The following seven questions test how successful you have been in building, evangelizing, and creating alignment on your vision. Your answers to these questions will be strong leading indicators of whether your KPI and CEO dashboard will help drive your organization.

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