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Why Should You Care About Business Intelligence? - Innovation, Performance & Decisions

Why Should You Care About Business Intelligence? - Innovation, Performance & Decisions | Talent and Performance Development | Scoop.it

[It's important that business] intelligence (BI) is being used correctly by everyone in the business, including finance, marketing and sales.


Small businesses might also run into problems if they choose to rely solely on spreadsheets, problems such as:


  • Spending more time and manpower than necessary to maintain and set up spreadsheets
  • Not having the proper resources for sufficient feedback and data sharing  (essential to performance development for individuals and teams)
  • Having to deal with ...errors in spreadsheets

Before, business intelligence solutions were simply too expensive and intricate for every business to have, but times have changed so that intelligence solutions are now more accessible for businesses of all types and sizes.

Some of the newest innovations for BI solutions include:


  • Software that is function specific
  • Broader intelligence solution suites that have been pre-programmed
  • Solutions that are automatically integrated

There are more options than ever for businesses looking to take advantage of intelligence for business solutions.

Read more at http://www.business2community.com/business-intelligence/care-business-intelligence-0661723#lkyOCVPlxdVUJAmP.99


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Data is a driver of many things, including helping simplify the problems with the human element in performance management, from giving feedback to people to empower achievement, to pinpointing vulnerabilities in running the business.  

Business Intelligence connects with improvement, responsiveness as Data, Purpose, Plan, Evaluate or DPPE, an acronym II've used with teams, groups and in planning.  It is similar to the Shewhart cycle of Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCAcycle, or PDSA where Check is swapped for Study.

~  Deb


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TestOps Tech: Beginning a New Trend in Performance Management with Cloud Data

TestOps Tech: Beginning a New Trend in Performance Management with Cloud Data | Talent and Performance Development | Scoop.it

DevOps and TestOps?  If you are curious or if the jargon rings a bell, here's one of the newest trends in data and measurement, relating to Performance Management on the tech side of the topic.


DevOps has attracted a lot of attention, and boasts plenty of successes already. TestOps is even newer and less well-understood--but is on course to bring its own advantages.

 in my own career, I’ve battled against silos that also isolate such other domains as Training and Support. Sometimes there are good reasons....certainly there are few organizations which put them on the same level during planning.

A tiny but growing number, though, are exploring “TestOps”, which, at its most aggressive, claims that “[t]esters are uniquely qualified to lead the way to a more nimble enterprise.

TestOps remains so small that there is no Wikipedia entry [yet.]  [And yet]...it’s a common term of art within Microsoft and a few other large industry players.

...If you’re in any field with objective success criteria, though, and especially if the cloud is the basis for at least part of your infrastructure, it’s time for you to explore how to make the most of TestOps principles.

Photo source:  What is DevOps?

Via Riaz Khan
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This post is the tech systems/macro side of performance management - similar to two perspectives on what change management really is, by definition.  Measurement criteria (objective success criteria, success factors, etc.) is the Achilles Heel of performance management success, both choice of measures and process.  Get it right, and talent and performance management can be a mighty force.  ~  D

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