In the face
o mounting complexity,
smarter, collaborative, act-baseddecisions are more important than ever to drive results. Today’s unprecedented“inormation explosion” can paralyze government and other public sector organizationsas they address increasingly intertwined public issues. Yet, a historic opportunity existsto accelerate desired outcomes by embracing analytics as a core managementcompetency. It’s time to demonstrate greater value to the public sector’s ever-watchulconstituents.
Complex societal, economic, political and environmentalpressures are placing intense demands on public sectororganizations to make smarter decisions, deliver results anddemonstrate accountability.An unprecedented “inormation explosion” both acilitates andcomplicates the ability o governments and institutions toachieve and inuence desirable outcomes. A tremendousopportunity exists to use the growing mountain o data tomake better, act-based decisions. Yet, the volume o data andits increasingly diverse and interactive nature can also paralyzeorganizations as they try to separate the noteworthy rom thenot-worthy.Analytics goes beyond reporting and provides the mechanismto sort through this maelstrom o inormation and helpgovernments respond with inormed decisions.
By Hammou Messata, Lynn Reyes and Michael Schroeck
is the use of data and related business insights developedthrough applied analytical disciplines (e.g., statistical,contextual, quantitative, predictive, cognitive and other models) to drive fact-based planning, decisions, execution,management, measurement and learning.
is an organization’s capacity to use analytics in an expanded,systemic manner and advance it as an enterprise skill. This isaccomplished by embedding three interrelated dimensionswithin organizations: analytics talent, analytics capability andanalytics leadership.