You're a manager that searches for savings in your enterprise, which are a real bane. No wonder, these are, among others, the elements necessary to maintain production lines. Consequently, the savings make the sales bars appropriately high. Not even mentioning the daily work improvement. However, all of these activities aren't resistant to introducing further changes within processes. The question is, then, how to manage them to optimize processes as much as possible, and at the same time, generate savings? Can interactive data visualization and process modeling tools support making changes?
Let's imagine a typical situation, which (unfortunately) is commonplace in many companies. One of the responsibilities of managers is reporting using data placed in an extensive Excel visualization spreadsheets. Working on this type of tool can be troublesome for several reasons. Often, it is the employee's responsibility to find a solution that will allow them to do their job as quickly as possible, especially when it comes to excel visualization. Therefore, formulas, macros, and other facilities are created internally for the data contained in Excel. In turn, work on internal tools and managing Excel visualization dashboards aimed at working with an extensive worksheet is not obvious and easy to implement for every employee. The element of the probability of a decrease in work efficiency and the risk of making mistakes while performing it also sneaks in here.
Introducing a new person to a project usually involves making several decisions related to presenting the project. This action makes it readable so the new team member quickly understands the work methodology. Of course, this involves outlining what the processes are and what dependencies govern them. This is not only a challenge for the leader but also a team member who usually has to master the specificity of a given project immediately. Consequently, the two questions may be asked- how high the threshold for entering the project was? How complicated processes must be assimilated so that in a short time a new person can freely contribute to the project? We will try to answer these issues in the second part of our series ‘Data: Depicted’.
What causes the greatest dilemma in companies, which use and work on data? Lack of trust, one would say. In this series, we will cover the most bothering questions related to data and processes occurring in large enterprises. To start with here’s a first step to getting you introduced.