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May
03
2017

Houston We Have a Problem (But We Don't Know What It Is): How to Visualize Your Process

By Greg Cullison

Have you ever played Jenga? The game begins with a solidly stacked tower of blocks. Each player takes a turn at pulling a block from the stack and balancing it on top of the increasingly precarious tower until it becomes so unstable that it can no longer stand, and the whole thing comes tumbling down.

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Mar
30
2016

The One Simple Principle That Can Save You Millions Of $$$

By Brittany Dodds

Have you ever heard of the 80/20 rule? If you’re not an operations improvement geek, then chances are you haven’t. But this simple principle can save your organization hundreds of man hours in wasted effort.

Here’s how:

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Jan
13
2016

A Gentleman's Guide To Good (Data) Sets: It's All About Proportion

By Abigail Rosenson

Anyone who has attempted to make a decision based on a spreadsheet full of numbers knows that visualizing data sets is not just aesthetically pleasing, but enhances your ability to understand and process the information to make more informed decisions.

Three reasons why data visualization is critical to your enterprise

Once you are on board with visualizing your data, the next step is to choose the best method. As demonstrated by the Periodic Table of Visualization Methods, you have many options! The key to making the right selection is understanding how each type of analysis works and matching it with your data and decision-making objectives.

In this post, we will discuss the concept of proportion, why it is an important consideration, and how to incorporate it into your data analysis.

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Sep
23
2015

Strategic Resource Allocation - There's an App for That!

By Dan Jodarski

Psychology journalist Malcom Gladwell may have put it best in his book, Blink: “There can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.”

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Oct
09
2014

Error-Proof Your HSPD-12 Compliance: Best Practices And Lessons Learned

By John Dillard

There’s no doubt your national defense or security agency has heard of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12. In fact, you’ve likely already felt some of its implications as compliance deadlines have come into full force and as others loom on the near horizon.

However, closing the gap between launching your Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card system and actually making it an error-proof process is not an easy feat for any federal security agency – including yours.

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