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Insights and guidance for the agile Project Manager
Author: Gloria J. Miller, maxmetrics
Available: Paperback, Kindle (Amazon.com or Amazon.de), e-pub Barnes & Noble. "Going Agile" synthesizes definitions, concepts, and practices that would be applicable to an executive, manager, or project manager. It is designed as an introduction to different agile themes and as a reference on the application of agile practices. It can be a valuable guide for a transition to agile practices and a desk reference for applying agile techniques to a project.
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Authors: Gloria J. Miller, maxmetrics, Dr. Thomas D. Queisser, Thomas Goettsche
Published by: DHBW Mosbach, maxmetrics GmbH
In the foreword, we read: „Within every organization there are hundreds of strategic and operational decisions made every day. The key question is how to mobilize technology and teams to reap the benefits of technology in decision‐making. Since 2008, the authors have been on a quest to uncover the combination of technology, people and process that are needed to support using technology to drive improvements in organizational performance. In this study, 74% of the respondents indicated that a Business Intelligence (BI) entity – BI Competency Center or equivalent ‐‐ was effective in helping to improve organization‐wide financial performance. This is the winning result the authors were seeking. Through the research the authors also identified several characteristics these organizations have in common....“.
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In 2009 maxmetrics published the book “The Modern BI Organization”. Dr. Tamás Henk, Associate Professor Dep. Of Telecommunications and Media Informatics at the Budapest University of TechnologBI Surveyy and Economics writes the following review:

The study developed in the book is based

    on Internet survey with 1000 respondents about the role and the effect of BI applications
    augmented by telephone interviews with 10 executive respondents.

The study aims to find the real answer to the following question: how could a company work more efficiently by modern BI solutions? The value of this study does not only come from the method that the authors present their knowledge about business intelligent solutions, but also from the real data analysis according to fact-based approach supporting their statements..
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The Modern BI Organization - Book Review
ISBN: 978-3-00-025519-9
Authors: Gloria J. Miller, maxmetrics & Dr. Thomas D. Queisser, Troy University
Published by: MaxMetrics GmbH
A January 2008 research study on “ Decision-making Using Systems & Technology “ shows that organizations with an “internal unit that helps people use software in decision-making” – a business intelligence competency center – contributed to improving the organizations’ business performance, increased collaboration between business and IT units, increased user satisfaction with business intelligence software and solutions, as well as lowered the cost of ownership for business intelligence software. The survey consisted of 529 respondents from 50 countries representing 30 industries. Executive interviews using critical incidents were conducted with 10 respondents to determine success factors qualitatively.

 

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Information Revolution: Using the Information Evolution Model to grow your business
ISBN-10: 0471770728 or ISBN-13: 978-0471770725
Authors: Jim Davis, Allan Russell, Gloria J. Miller
Published by: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, NJ
This book outlines a framework for measuring and creating an information driven organization.
Competing on Analytics: the new science of winning
ISBN-13: 978-1-4221-0332-6
Authors: Thomas H. Davenport and Jeanne G. Harris
Published by: Harvard School Publishing Corporation, Boston, MA
This book defines what it means to be an organization that uses data for competitive advantage and then it provides a roadmap and plan for building analytical capabilities. It contains lots of stories of organizations that have made that transition along with the how’s and whys
Business Intelligence Competency Centers: A Team Approach to Maximizing Competitive Advantage
ISBN 0-470-0447-0
Authors: Gloria J. Miller, Dagmar Bräutigam, and Stefanie V. Gerlach.
Published by: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, NJ
This book describes putting in-place a team that is focused on the deployment aspects of the decision-making platform.  It contains a methodology and check lists for establishing a Business Intelligence Competency Center.
Alignment. How to Apply the Balanced Scorecard to Corporate Strategy
ISBN-10: 1591396905
Authors: Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
Published by: Harvard School Publishing Corporation, Boston, MA
This book outlines the Balanced Scorecard system to set, coordinate, and oversee implementation of high-level corporate strategy.  It offers case studies, actionable frameworks, and sample strategy maps and scorecards to support organizations that wish to use this method to align the company, its board of directors, investors, customers and suppliers and create synergies between business units.
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