Analytics Maturity: Getting the Intersections Right

Mary Driscoll's picture

In any organization, during the early stages of building analytical muscle, there will be competing views on what the maturity ladder looks like. To sort out what’s what, start with a common language for describing how analytics will serve strategic aims of the enterprise as a whole. Avoid being fenced in by groups of skunk works going after radical but narrow innovations. Beware as well that some people speak only in the dialects favored by the IT profession.

Will Advancements in Workforce Analytics Broaden Your Career Opportunities?

Elissa Tucker's picture

Ever heard of predictive succession planning? How about predictive career pathing or pervasive workforce analytics? Find out what predictive workforce analytics advancements are on the horizon, in this third blog post based on my interview with Greta Roberts, co-founder and CEO of Talent Analytics, Corp.

No Talent Shortages Here: The Real Challenges Facing Predictive Workforce Analytics

Elissa Tucker's picture

At APQC, we get a lot of questions about whether or not there is a shortage of data scientist talent. Recently, I had the opportunity to ask Greta Roberts, co-founder and CEO of Talent Analytics, Corp. for her perspective on this issue. Read her answer in this second blog post based on our interview. Greta’s answer surprised me and opened my eyes to a less talked about, but no less important, analytics talent shortage.

When Millennials Rule Supply Chain

Andrea Stroud's picture

As supply chain organizations prepare for impending retirements, there is a growing interest in looking at new ways to attract talent to the supply chain profession. As part of APQC’s Attracting Talent to the Supply Chain research, APQC has been speaking to supply chain professionals about their experiences in the supply chain field as well as what they are looking for in employers.

Eagerly Anticipating My First Data and Analytics Pilgrimage

Michael Sims's picture

As part of my professional plan this year, one of my goals is to increase my expertise in the area of analytics. That’s why I decided to ask my manager to send me to an analytics conference. What better way to bolster my analytics knowledge than to surround myself for 48 hours with world-renowned analytics experts from every industry?

Workforce Analytics Is a Business Issue

Elissa Tucker's picture

Recently, I had the opportunity to get answers to a number of burning questions that I have been collecting on the topic of predictive workforce analytics. I spoke with Greta Roberts, co-founder and CEO of Talent Analytics, Corp. In this first of a series of blog posts, read what Greta had to say when I asked her:  Who should care about predictive workforce analytics and what problems can predictive workforce analytics help solve?

Cognitive Computing and Analytics Will Bring Big Changes

Carla O'Dell's picture

Cognitive computing will be as disruptive to organizations in the next decade as social media was in the last. Maybe more. 

Cognitive computing, along with its engines machine learning and predictive analytics, will radically transform the way we interact with content and each other in our digital lives. Content management, collaboration and the entire search experience will change and become more personal, more customized, and more automated.

Is the Superchicken Management Model Hurting Your Productivity?

Haley Carroll's picture

Margaret Heffernan coaches CEOs on how to make work more meaningful and fun. On a recent TED Radio Hour, The Meaning of Work, she discussed the productivity of groups by describing an experiment conducted by evolutionary biologist William Mure that involved chickens.  

So “Algorithm” Is NOT a Musical Term? The New Vocabulary of Analytics

Michael Sims's picture

What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the phrase “data and analytics”? For me, it’s numbers. Numbers being crunched, twisted, and spit out by a large mainframe computer in a heavily air-conditioned room.

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Attracting Millennials to a Career in Supply Chain

Becky Partida's picture

Much has been made of getting Millennials to see supply chain as a rewarding career option. Efforts such as the 30 Under 30 Supply Chain Stars recognition program promote the career possibilities of recent graduates entering the supply chain field. These programs also highlight the potential of younger professionals.