19 06, 2017

Complex Decisions Require Facts for Action

2017-08-08T11:06:47-05:00 By |Decision Making, Management by Spreadsheet, Proactive Action|0 Comments

Decision making, as you might think, is the process of gatherings facts and data in order to understand which of several courses of action will get the best result. In fact, U-Mass Dartmouth defines it as follows: "Decision making is the process of making choices by identifying a decision, gathering information, and assessing alternative resolutions." [...]

17 02, 2016

Manual Data Entry – a Red Folder Story

2018-08-15T15:24:24-05:00 By |Business Process, Management by Spreadsheet, Red Folder Diary|0 Comments

The following is an actual story sent to us as part of the Red Folder Challenge. As always, Adaptive Road has altered some details to protect the privacy of the submitter and the submitter's organization. I'm the Sales Admin at a good-sized professional services firm. We have about 150 consultants and currently eight people on [...]

28 01, 2016

Spreadsheet Errors that Changed The World

2018-08-15T11:30:17-05:00 By |Management by Spreadsheet, Management Software|0 Comments

When we were doing research for The Hidden Dangers of Spreadsheets, we found a plethora of examples of spreadsheet errors that changed the world – or some portion of the world, anyway. Of course only the biggest, scariest, and most public spreadsheet errors get the press. Just think about what could happen in your world [...]