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Conquering Complexity
Conquering Complexity
Conquering Complexity
Conquering Complexity
Conquering Complexity
Conquering Complexity
Conquering Complexity
Conquering Complexity
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Conquering Complexity

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Quantellia CEO Mark Zangari shows how, in the face of globalization, downsizing, a data deluge, and other factors, today's leaders are facing a new level of managing complexity within public and …

Quantellia CEO Mark Zangari shows how, in the face of globalization, downsizing, a data deluge, and other factors, today's leaders are facing a new level of managing complexity within public and private organizations. He describes a number of new management approaches and tools that are being used today, whch leverage visual, systems thinking about complex interdependent organizations. As part of the presentation, Zangari discusses a number of micconceptions about the role of data in effective governance and decision-making, along with several best practices for conquering complex environments.

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  • 1. Proprietary and Confidential Not for Reproduction Without Permission of Quantellia Copyright © 2010 Quantellia Inc . All rights reserved.. 1 Overview: Conquering Complexity Mark Zangari CEO and Cofounder Mark.Zangari@quantellia.com +1 303 717 4221 Quantellia, Inc. http://www.quantellia.com
  • 2. . All rights reserved. Copyright © 2010 Quantellia Inc. Organizations need to do more with less, and act faster than ever before
  • 3. Proprietary and Confidential Not for Reproduction Without Permission of Quantellia Copyright © 2010 Quantellia Inc . All rights reserved.. 3 To be successful, top leaders are relying on a new breed of tools to ensure they meet their objectives.
  • 4. Proprietary and Confidential Not for Reproduction Without Permission of Quantellia Copyright © 2010 Quantellia Inc . All rights reserved.. 4 Decision Engineering A comprehensive methodology and software suite built to address the world’s next challenge: effective decision making in complex environments
  • 5. Proprietary and Confidential Not for Reproduction Without Permission of Quantellia Copyright © 2010 Quantellia Inc . All rights reserved.. 5 The Complexity Problem • Assessing the impact of decisions is exceedingly difficult in complex systems. • Hard to manage in-flight changes • Too many interdependent factors. • Hard to enforce effective governance/oversight. • Not enough time • External change happens faster than the time needed to assess the impacts of that change. • Time frames under competitive pressure cannot support “Ready, aim, fire”
  • 6. Proprietary and Confidential Not for Reproduction Without Permission of Quantellia Copyright © 2010 Quantellia Inc . All rights reserved.. 6 Challenges • How can a complex system be represented in a way that facilitates management understanding and organisational alignment, and yet still retains the complexity of the system’s behaviour? • Can sufficient data about complex systems be gathered, and to the level of accuracy needed, to support decisions?
  • 7. Proprietary and Confidential Not for Reproduction Without Permission of Quantellia Copyright © 2010 Quantellia Inc . All rights reserved.. 7 Our Solution • Decision Engineering • Utilise proven best practices and techniques from disciplines that have faced similar complexity challenges • Manage complexity by: • Identifying simple subsystems • Modelling simple subsystems and interactions between them.
  • 8. Proprietary and Confidential Not for Reproduction Without Permission of Quantellia Copyright © 2010 Quantellia Inc . All rights reserved.. 8 Our Solution • Decision Engineering • Utilize proven best practices and techniques from disciplines that have faced similar complexity challenges. • Manage complexity by: • Identifying simple subsystems • Modelling simple subsystems and interactions between them. • Visual language • Graphically represent objects and all interdependencies. • Aligns all participants by providing tangible, visual representation and common vocabulary. • Desktop simulation environment • Direct integration to data sources. • Transparent, in-depth “what-if” analysis. Winner 2009 Microsoft Windows 7 InnovationAward
  • 9. Proprietary and Confidential Not for Reproduction Without Permission of Quantellia Copyright © 2010 Quantellia Inc . All rights reserved.. 9 “Essential to the next generation of business intelligence systems is the ability to visualize not just the data used to support decisions, but also the decisions themselves. Together, Lorien and Mark have created the world’s first decision modeling methodology and software, which meets this essential need in both the commercial and nonprofit worlds.” -Lynn Langit, Microsoft Developer Evangelist and author of the book Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with SQL Server 2008
  • 10. Proprietary and Confidential Not for Reproduction Without Permission of Quantellia Copyright © 2010 Quantellia Inc . All rights reserved.. 10 "In an age of global complexity, the time for making decisions is ever-shrinking, and the cost of bad choices too great to tolerate. Quantellia created a tool for making the right decisions in this environment.” -Guy Pfeffermann, former Chief Economist of the International Finance Corporation (World Bank); Founder and CEO of the Global Business School Network (www.gbsnonline.org).
  • 11. Proprietary and Confidential Not for Reproduction Without Permission of Quantellia Copyright © 2010 Quantellia Inc . All rights reserved.. 11 “Anyone facing complex decisions with many participants and stakeholders, mounds of data, and limited resources to address the decision-making process, should look closer at visualization tools such as Quantellia’s offering. Visualized decision support— decision engineering—is fast becoming a key part of effective business management.” -KarlWhitelock, Director Strategy – OSS/BSS, Stratecast, a Division of Frost and Sullivan (www.frost.com ).
  • 12. Proprietary and Confidential Not for Reproduction Without Permission of Quantellia Copyright © 2010 Quantellia Inc . All rights reserved.. 12 Quantellia’s Solution: Decision Engineering A comprehensive methodology and software suite built to address the world’s next challenge: effective decision making in complex environments Quantellia offers training, consulting, and software solutions. Contact us at inquiries@quantellia.com or visit http://www.quantellia.com Thank you!

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