WHERE DATA AND DECISIONS COME TOGETHER!
Welcome to the AGContext Data and Decisions Blog.
These lessons, articles, and blogs are gained from sources throughout the internet and the sciences, plus our own experience in using data to inform decisions that capitalise on opportunity and solve big problems.
‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail’, so said Benjamin Franklin, American inventor and founding father. And today, we may add ‘but a plan to fail is the path to success’.
With annual spending on information technology be the United States Government now exceeding US$100 billion, the transformation into the information economy continues at full pace.
There are four defining characteristics of decision support systems that differentiate them in the massive world of software. They collect, store, analyse and present information.
Decision support services are distinctly different from decision support systems. Effective decision support takes both. If you have one but not the other, you have nothing.
Decision support systems and services (DSSS) are increasingly important for informing decision makers about how their world is working. First-class decision support begins with understanding exactly what decision support is.
Working with the public service can be frustrating and difficult at the best of times. The task will become a lot easier if you pay attention to these seven P’s of working with public service organisations and employees.
A simple choice to rollout in project phases could have prevented #censusfail. Instead we have the memorable social media tag that is possibly the greatest ever embarrassment for the Australian National Census.
A project concept brief is how you can turn your great idea into a project with budget and resources. To create a project concept all you need is a good idea and some initiative.
Of the many talents that make for a good business analyst, there is only one that is universally required for a business analyst to become great. Emotional Detachment.
An important part of the science process is to discuss ideas, consult with experts and gain feedback from persons with an interest in the science problem in question. Science facilitation requires asking and engaging people for their opinions and thoughts.
For government and business alike the need for understanding complexity of problems and projects is on the rise. This is the driving force behind the demands and trends of the business analysis profession.
The Project Vision. It is a key component in the theory of project and programme management. The project vision defines project success. So how can you achieve project success when your project has no vision?
There are five factors of software success: Usefulness, Usability, Availability, Alignment and Authority. Modern day computer and software technologies are transforming organisations and industries and capturing their benefits is all about balancing these five factors.