Do you really need a data strategy?

Historically, differentiation as a business strategy has focused on product and marked development. Data and analytics have been mere support functions. In the age of digital disruption however, executing a successful data strategy can be a competitive advantage on its own — and that is extremely exciting. With the vast amount of data companies have... Continue Reading →

The beginners guide to dashboards

I love dashboards! Cognos, Click View, Power BI, Tableau or the pure Excel and Powerpoint version — I think it's amazing. Before even considering what to include in a dashboard, think about the purpose and the strategy of your company. Where are you going and how are you going to compete? Check out 5 reasons... Continue Reading →

5 reasons why strategy execution fails

Google "Strategic planning" and you will have close to half a billion hits — that's a lot! It's a hot topic, and it has been for many years. Strategic execution, not so sexy. However, one cannot work without the other. The two concepts are complementary. Strategy fundamentals — the three levels of strategy The highest... Continue Reading →

Are you delivering on strategy?

In several places I have worked, I have seen the need for a simple, regular report with key figures relevant to the execution of strategy. Strategy must be measurable and you have to follow-up regularly so you can respond quickly to any red flags. Simple, relevant and regular information, in the same format from week... Continue Reading →

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