Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results

BOOK Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results 289 Review✓ Thomas H. Davenport
  • Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results
  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • Thomas H. Davenport
  • English
  • 12 November 2019
  • 1422177696

About the Author: Thomas H. Davenport

BOOK Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results 289 Review✓ Thomas H. Davenport Tom Davenport holds the President s Chair in Information Technology and Management at Babson College His books and articles on business process reengineering, knowledge management, attention management, knowledge worker productivity, and analytical competition helped to establish each of those business ideas Over many years he s authored or co authored nine books for Harvard Business Press, most recently Competing on Analytics The New Science of Winning 2007 and Analytics at Work Smarter Decisions, Better Results 2010 His byline has also appeared for publications such as Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Financial Times, Information Week, CIO, and many others.Davenport has an extensive background in research and has led research centers at Ernst Young, McKinsey Company, CSC Index, and the Accenture Institute of Strategic Change Davenport holds a B.A in sociology from Trinity University and M.A and Ph.D in sociology from Harvard University Forfrom Tom Davenport, visit his website and follow his regular HBR blog.


✓ 1AF5450F7E00A9580D81 Ö BOOK å Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results à Thomas H. Davenport 2CE9B88E1447A9C267B5 Most companies have massive amounts of data at their disposal, yet fail to utilize it in any meaningful way But a powerfu companies have massive amounts of data at their disposal, yet fail to utilize it in any meaningful way But a powerful new business tool analytics is enabling many firms to aggressively leverage their data in key business decisions and processes, with impressive resultsIn their previous book, Competing on Analytics, Thomas Davenport and Jeanne Harris showed how pioneering firms were building their entire strategies around their analytical capabilities Rather than going with the gut when pricing products, maintaining inventory, or hiring talent, managers book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results å Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results à Thomas H.
Davenport in these firms use data, analysis, and systematic reasoning to make decisions that improve efficiency, risk management, and profitsNow, in Analytics at Work, Davenport, Harris, and coauthor Robert Morison reveal how any manager can effectively deploy analytics in day to day operations one business decision at a time They show how many types of analytical tools, from statistical analysis to qualitative measures like systematic behavior coding, can improve decisions about everything from what new product offering might interest customers to whether marketing dollars are being most effectively deployedBased on all new research and illustrated with examples from companies including Humana, Best Buy, Progressive Insurance, and Hotels, this implementation focused guide outlines the five step DELTA model for deploying and succeeding with analytical initiatives You ll learn how to Use data effectively and glean valuable analytical insights Manage and coordinate data, people, and technology at an enterprise level Understand and support what analytical leaders do Evaluate and choose realistic targets for analytical activity Recruit, hire, and manage analystsCombining the science of quantitative analysis with the art of sound reasoning, Analytics at Work provides a road map and tools for unleashing the potential buried in your company s data Analytics at Work is billed as a how to guide for managers to effectively deploy analytics in their day to day operations from the inside cover Though I enjoyed the book, I don t believe that a reasonable person could say that it lives up to the promise Instead, Davenport and his co authors provide a very general framework that lacks the advertised day to day details required for deployment.
I found the book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results to be interesting and quite useful from a oh, I hadn t thought of that perspec Analytics at Work is billed as a how to guide for managers to effectively deploy analytics in their day to day operations from the inside cover Though I enjoyed the book, I don t believe that a reasonable person could say that it lives up to the promise Instead, Davenport and hi Most companies have massive amounts of data at their disposal, yet fail to utilize it in any meaningful way But a powerful new business tool analytics is enabling many firms to aggressively leverage their data in key business decisions and processes, with impressive resultsIn their previous book, Competing on Analytics, Thomas Davenport and Jeanne Harris showed how pioneering firms were building their entire strategies around their analytical capabilities Rather than going with the gut when pricing products, maintaining inventory, or hiring talent, managers in these firms use data, analysis, and systematic reasoning to make decisions that improve efficiency, risk management, and profitsNow, in Analytics at Work, Davenport, Harris, and coauthor Robert Morison reveal how any manager can effectively deploy analytics in day to day operations one business decision at a time They show how many types of analytical tools, from statistical analysis to qualitative measures like systematic behavior coding, can improve decisions about everything from what new product offering might interest customers to whether marketing dollars are being most effectively deployedBased on all new research and illustrated with examples from companies including Humana, Best Buy, Progressive Insurance, and Hotels, this implementation focused guide outlines the five step DELTA model for deploying and succeeding with analytical initiatives You ll learn how to Use data effectively and glean valuable analytical insights Manage and coordinate data, people, and technology at an enterprise level Understand and support what analytical leaders do Evaluate and choose realistic targets for analytical activity Recruit, hire, and manage analystsCombining the science of quantitative analysis with the art of sound reasoning, Analytics at Work provides a road map and tools for unleashing the potential buried in your company s data I had very high hopes for this book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results What it wasn t was a detailed list of analytical tools that you can use and implement in your job It wasof identifying a process to create analytical tools It didof a good summary review of the different elements and parts to the process and what to look for and support It wasn t bad, just not what I thought it would be.
90 Analytics at Work is billed as a how to guide for managers to effectively deploy analytics in their day to day operations from the inside cover Though I enjoyed the book, I don t believe that a reasonable person could say that it lives up to the promise Instead, Davenport and his co authors provide a very general framework that lacks the advertised day to day details required for deployment.
I found the book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results to be interesting and quite useful from a oh, I hadn t thought of that perspec Analytics at Work is billed as a how to guide for managers to effectively deploy analytics in their day to day operations from the inside cover Though I enjoyed the book, I don t believe that a reasonable person could say that it lives up to the promise Instead, Davenport and hi DELTA model is helpful D must have well structured dataE must have an enterprise wide approachL must have leadership supporting analytics initiativeT identify key target projectsA hire and train strong analystscreating an analytics culture is key to success target some basic projects first to gain early momentum and support don t take on too much too soon DELTA model is helpful D must have well structured dataE must have an enterprise wide approachL must have leadership supporting analytics initiativeT identify key target projectsA hire and train strong analystscreating an analytics culture is key to success target some basic projects first to gain early momentum and support don t take on too much too soon This book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results really helped label my organization and gave me practical ways of getting to the next level of using data It is a great resource that I m sure to go back to from time to time.
It is not what I was looking for very basic talking about obvious things n Co author Jeanne Harris spoke at the 2010 JMP Discovery Conference which I attended and received this book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results for free This is not the type of book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results I would typically choose to read Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results Here are a couple interesting points I noted a p 103 Analysts want to feel supported and valued by their organizations but they also want autonomy at work the freedom and flexibility to decide how their jobs are done Managers should provide goals and resources, and then give analytical people freedom to organize Co author Jeanne Harris spoke at the 2010 JMP Discovery Conference which I attended and received this book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results for free This is not the type of book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results I would typically choose to read Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results Here are a couple interesting points I noted a p 103 Analysts want to feel supported and valued by their organizations but they also want autonomy at work the freedom and flexibility to decide how their jobs are done M ☆ Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results ☆ The authors build on their previous work, which I was glad to see because the analytics space is evolving quickly A few elements I especially liked about this book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results include a framework for what analytics can answer, a model for success, and a tie in to employee engagement In their framework for the questions analytics can answer, they distinguish between information and insight, and then show how each can be applied to past, present and future The DELTA model outlines key success factors, such The authors build on their previous work, which I was glad to see because the analytics space is evolving quickly A few elements I especially liked about this book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results include a framework for what analytics can answer, a model fo This book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results is quite easy to read, although it s focus isn t on statistical models and analyses However, it does cover very interesting issues that firms and analysts face when they are approaching analytics in their workplaces We hardly live and work in silos, so many of the issues mentioned in this book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results are pretty interesting perceptions to take back I do even see some of the situations explained in the book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results unfolding in some of the organizations that I have dealings with To re emphasize, yo This book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results is quite easy to read, although it s focus isn t on statistical models and analyses However, it does cover very interesting issues that firms and analysts face when they are approaching analytics in their workplaces We hardly live and work in silos, so many of the issues mentioned in this book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results are pretty interesting perceptions to take back I do even see some of t I ve found that how much I like a book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results can depend a lot on your current mood, mindset and situation This book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results came at a perfect time for me so I ended up rating it higher than I would have otherwise If you re looking for specifics around analytical tools, don t even bother with this book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results If you are working on how to create an analytics organization or how to createof a culture for analytics, then this is the book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results for you This coincided with some work that I m currently doing around org I ve found that how much I like a book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results can depend a lot on your current mood, mindset and situation This book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results came at a perfect time for me so I ended up rating it higher than I would have otherwise If you re looking for specifics around analyt I had very high hopes for this book Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results What it wasn t was a detailed list of analytical tools that you can use and implement in your job It wasof identifying a process to create analytical tools It didof a good summary review of the different elements and parts to the process and what to look for and support It wasn t bad, just not what I thought it would be.

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