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5 Ways to Optimize Your CEO Dashboard

Tor Inge Vasshus

Research indicates that most traditional CEO dashboards do not provide companies with the data they need to make confident, data-based decisions. 81% of CEOs does not trust the data upon which they claim to base their decisions on. According to Debra Logan in Gartner, decisions are taken based on “gut feeling” and not on Dashboard [...]

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your CEO dashboard

5 Ways to Optimize Your CEO Dashboard

Tor Inge Vasshus

When was the last time you took a good look at your dashboard? And I mean really good look. [...]

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Business Solution

Confession is Good for the Soul

Tor Inge Vasshus

This is the continuation of my last blog where I shared my painful lessons learned about the difference between a “technology solution” and a “business solution”. [...]

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business solution

Confessions of a Failed Man

Tor Inge Vasshus

There is a big difference between “implementing technology” and “implementing a business solution”. I was a project manager for a Performance Management [...]

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business dashboards

Business Dashboards

Tor Inge Vasshus

Introduction The C-suite requires dashboards that clearly visualize what is happening with the business — at a glance. Business needs to understand overall performance, if it is on-track with its plans, and what areas need improvement. However, there are several problems with delivering this type of information using traditional technology, such as dashboards. Most traditional [...]

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CIO

CIO – how do you link up to Corporate strategy?

Tor Inge Vasshus

Every CXO would like to link up to the company’s overall strategy. You as a CIO has probably been through Gartner’s enterprise architecture papers that tell you how to connect to the overall strategy. Simultaneously there is a ‘race’ from every CXO to connect to strategy and be relevant. [...]

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BI business intelligence

Living the Dream

Tor Inge Vasshus

How often do you utter the phrase, “I wish”? We hear it a lot from customers who have implemented BI (Business Intelligence). They love the analytic power of BI (and we, too, are big fans of BI!) but the business side of the organization is left wishing BI [...]

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strategy execution

Navigating the Storm – Lessons from an Old Sea Captain

Tor Inge Vasshus

As a strategist, I like the simplicity of this quote: “The old sailors steered by the stars, not to get there, but to keep a steady course.” Today, we rely so heavily upon GPS that we look down at our devices to navigate and few remember how to navigate by looking up at the stars. Celestial navigation uses a celestial body [...]

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KPI

KPI is more than a number. It is a Story!

Tor Inge Vasshus

What is a KPI? The answer depends on who you ask. For most IT and Business Intelligence people, a KPI is simply a number representing performance for a specific process, domain, or subject. But a KPI is more than a number. [...]

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BI

Are You Freaking Out Your Business Users?

Tor Inge Vasshus

Why is it that some people quickly embrace their BI system and others find it an exercise in frustration? If you are in the user group that finds BI intuitive and extremely powerful, you are fortunate. For the rest of us, it’s an exercise in frustration. Why? [...]

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KPI

Confused by KPIs? You Are Not Alone.

Tor Inge Vasshus

KPIs are a vital part of any Performance Management or Strategy Execution system. Yet how many times have you struggled to understand or to explain what is meant by “KPI”? What is so difficult to understand about those 3 little words? [...]

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corporate performance management

Mixed-Up Mess: CPM and EPM

Tor Inge Vasshus

Have you ever struggled to understand or explain the labels CPM and EPM? What do they mean? Are they synonymous or is there enough difference that anyone should even care? CPM and EPM have become synonymous. For the sake of simplicity, we will use the Gartner label of [...]

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