»Me, myself and BI«

Bissantz ponders

Friday, December 10th, 2010

One to a thousand

Engineers and architects express their requirements in technical jargon and in numbers. They use different scales to visualize different scenarios for different tasks. We’d like that as well. Here are our first steps towards creating a scale ruler for management control.

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Helmsman, leave your watch – Helmsman, help us adapt.

In BI, we often talk about steering and control. But who is actually steering – and what? Aren’t we just constantly adapting ourselves? Notes from a conversation about our understanding of management information.


Death to business charts!
Why business charts must die

Graphic tables
Lay back and control

Industrial reporting
Production-like efficiency for management reporting

Can we drive companies
like we do cars?

Against dashboards, speedometers and traffic lights in Controlling

Business Intelligence 2.0
modest, serious, sincere

Rediscovering slowness
Sparklines make us John Franklins in management information.

Good reporting is boring
Looking for excitement?
Try a night on the town instead.

Are sports fans smarter
than managers?

Management reports need to become more dense and dashboards more rare

The myth of data mining
Why men don't buy beer and diapers at the same time.

Numerical blindness?
I wouldn't see a doctor, if I were you.