New: 2015 Data & Analytics Global Report

The Talent Dividend

April 25, 2015 | Sam Ransbotham, David Kiron and Pamela Kirk Prentice

The 2015 Data & Analytics Report by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS finds that talent management is critical to realizing analytics benefits. This fifth annual survey of business executives, managers and analytics professionals from organizations located around the world captured insights from 2,719 respondents. It finds that organizations achieving the greatest benefits from analytics are also much more likely to have a plan for building their talent bench.

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Special Collection: "Keeping Complex Projects on Track"

How can you increase the probability that the large and complex projects you lead or sponsor go well? Four MIT SMR articles offer new insights from leading researchers on project management:

How Executive Sponsors Influence Project Success
By Timothy J. Kloppenborg and Debbie Tesch

Accelerating Projects by Encouraging Help
By Fabian J. Sting, Christoph H. Loch and Dirk Stempfhuber

What Successful Project Managers Do
By Alexander Laufer, Edward J. Hoffman, Jeffrey S. Russell and Scott W. Cameron

Reducing Unwelcome Surprises in Project Management
By Tyson R. Browning and Ranga V. Ramasesh

Making Better Decisions

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UMT360 brings you a free collection of MIT Sloan Management Review articles on project management success.

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Special Report: Keeping Complex Projects on Track

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How Executive Sponsors Influence Project Success

The role of project sponsors is often overlooked, but actively engaged executives are crucial to a project’s success.

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What Successful Project Managers Do

Successful project managers often combine elements of traditional and agile approaches to project management.

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Accelerating Projects by Encouraging Help

Making it safe to be honest about when projects are getting off track can promote cooperative behavior.

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Reducing Unwelcome Surprises in Project Management

A project’s “unknown unknowns” can be reduced through both product design approaches and behavioral approaches.

Executing Strategic Vision

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To turn strategic thinking into successful action means developing ways to push new ideas, beliefs, and visions forward. Open access to this group of MIT Sloan Management Review articles on strategic thinking and execution is provided courtesy of the Strategic Thinking Institute.

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How Strategic Is Your Board?

Strategic thinking by corporate boards is more important than ever for business survival.

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The Opportunity Paradox

How can managers best meet the challenge of capturing new growth opportunities?

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Global Sustainability In Action

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Closing the Trade Finance Sustainability Gap

Many companies have worked to make supply chains more environmentally sustainable. But there’s work yet to be done in the finance sector.

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Integrated Reporting: Corporate Disclosure for China’s “New Normal”

As China takes center stage as an international economic powerhouse, it stands to benefit by implementing integrated reporting. Will it succeed?

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MasterCard Pins Down the Cash Economy

When social support is delivered in cash, corruption and theft are rife. MasterCard is helping governments find a more secure alternative.

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To Conserve Water for Agriculture, a Solution from the Desert

For farmers, maintaining adequate water for their crops is a key challenge in a changing climate.

The Importance of Experimentation

Experimentation is often key to achieving innovative outcomes.

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Embrace Your Ignorance

The overconfidence of presumed expertise is counterproductive. Instead, data trumps intuition.

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Innovating With Technology

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Once You Align the Analytical Stars, What’s Next?

What do you do when you’ve got an unending stream of quality data, and processes in place for analytics… but you’re not sure what to do with it all?

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The Collective Intelligence Genome

Large, loosely organized groups of people can work together electronically in surprisingly effective ways.

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Winning the Race With Ever-Smarter Machines

To gain leverage from ever-improving technologies, companies need new processes and business models.

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Revamping Your Business Through Digital Transformation

By using mobile devices, social media, analytics and the cloud, savvy companies are transforming the way they do business.