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StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 19 – Validate the Extremes

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve better results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag posts on the StrategyDriven website.

Episode 19 – Validate the Extremes elaborates on Strategic Analysis Best Practice 8 – Validate the Extremes. This discussion:

  • examines why and under what circumstances models generate less than accurate results
  • provides an example illustrating the kind of model output which could lead decision-makers to take inappropriate action
  • recommends questions analysts should ask to prevent being misled by erroneous model output

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StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 18 – Diverse Models

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve better results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag posts on the StrategyDriven website.

Episode 18 – Diverse Models elaborates on Strategic Analysis Best Practice 7 – Diverse Models. This discussion:

  • identifies why a diverse set of models should be employed during performance of a strategic analysis
  • describes the steps used to select the appropriate models for an evaluation
  • explores the risks of using models and what to do if a situation arises where an appropriate model is not available to support the evaluation

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StrategyDriven Podcast Episode 17 – The Use of Models

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization’s alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website.

Episode 17 – The Use of Models elaborates on Strategic Analysis Best Practice 5 – The Use of Models. This discussion:

  • elaborates on why models should be used during a strategic analysis
  • identifies the specific benefits and risks of using models
  • describes what to do if a situation arises where an appropriate model is not available to support an evaluation

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Strategic Analysis Best Practice 5 – The Use of Models

In today’s data rich world, it is often difficult to identify the meaningful patterns and relationships that yield information decision-makers need to set the direction of their organizations. Additionally, complex market environments create a multitude of data analysis options; preventing any one person from seeing every possibility. Deriving compelling information from this sea of data and presenting it in simplistic, understandable, and actionable manner thus becomes the challenge of every business analyst. Helping solve this dilemma is the business model.


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