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Overlaps somewhat with the Simulation tag, as simulation is most definately modelling, but includes also non-dynamic approaches and tools - the best example being Microsoft's Excel.

This is the current list of articles tagged with "Modelling":

Customer Activity Cycle and Business Benefits
Combining the Customer Activity Cycle with the business benefits that result from supporting it properly provides the basis for calculating Return on Investment and NPV.  (More...)

Modelling Customers as a Stock with Flows
Customers represent a Stock in System Dynamic terms - somewhat like a bath tub, with new customers flowing and other customers flowing out. Both inflow and outflow are controlled by taps, which regulate the flow. But who turns the taps?  (More...)

e-Business Levers
e-Business effects the business in many different ways. Some of these are easy to measure, others only indirectly influence the business KPIs.  (More...)

Two heads, four hands and forty-eight hours in the day!
Don't you ever wish that you had two heads? Couldn't you use an extra pair of hands? And wouldn't it be wonderful if occasionally the day had 48 hours? With 2-4-48 this is exactly what you get!  (More...)

Excel Risks
We all know that Microsoft's Excel is easy to use, but it also carries risks if its usage is not properly managed.  (More...)

Understanding how value is created in projects
The Project Value Game is a board game based on the principles of System Dynamics. The object of the game and of the supporting lecture material is to gain an understanding of the dynamics of project management. It is a very valuable tool to convey the concepts of scope creep, work and re-work and other key project management concepts.  (More...)

Strategy Survival Guide
Established in 2003, the British Government's Strategic Capability Team [is] dedicated to fulfilling the Strategy Unit's remit to work with departments to promote strategic thinking and improve policy making. This article outline the structure of the Unit's web site, which is a single source for a variety of useful information.  (More...)

Spreadsheet Check and Control
If you need useful, practical advice on building better spreadsheets, then this book is for you.  (More...)

Other Projects
I have also been involved in a number of smaller projects , which can be clustered under the terms mentoring and coaching.  (More...)

What can I do for you?
With over 25 years of (IT-centric) business experience in a multitude of roles, I can claim a large portion of been there, done that. As a result, the services I offer are pretty wide ranging. Take a look at the descriptions - and the client comments - and see how I might help you and your business undertaking.  (More...)

Recent and Notable Projects
Since starting as an independent consultant in 2001, I have been involved in a number of interesting projects. Generally, these have centred around the definition and creation of new business areas for clients or around the implementation of so-called bleeding edge technologies or business models.  (More...)


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