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Analytics for Strategic Insight

Generate insights to guide strategic decision-making

Learn how to develop financial valuation models and spreadsheets that deliver insight and clarity to decision makers. Create models that answer executives' questions, produce compelling analyses, and ultimately gain commitment.


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Presented by a collaboration of the SDG Decision Education Center and our academic partner, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

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Decision models are created to generate insights that can guide and inform strategic decision-making. You will create models, extract powerful insights and be prepared to present analysis results to those who make complex strategic decisions.

Highlights & Benefits

  • Design models with a parametric approach to maximize insights
  • Anticipate decision-makers’ questions and design in features to answer them
  • Understand sensitivity analysis and the information it provides
  • Conduct probabilistic analysis to general additional insights and understand risk
  • Identify how to effectively communicate the insights derived from your model

Experience & Impact

This class will equip you to answer questions including, which strategic alternative creates the most value? Why is it better than the others? How much risk does it entail? What are the most important sources of risk?


Session Topics Includes:
  • Use influence diagrams to help structure a model
  • Learn gold standards for developing decision models in spreadsheets
  • Build a decision model for a typical business strategy situation
  • Discover how to create flexible models that allow you to analyze multiple strategic alternatives
  • Learn best practices for diagnosing and preventing errors in your model


Prerequisites: None


Presented by a collaboration of the SDG Decision Education Center and our academic partner, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

 

 

Bruce Judd
Bruce Judd is a partner and managing director at Strategic Decisions Group. He founded and co-leads the firm’s executive education program. Dr. Judd works with senior executives, internal consultants, facilitators, and analysts involved in making strategic decisions through a combination of on-the-job coaching, professional development and classroom work.



Steve Tani
Steve Tani is a partner and fellow at SDG. A highly experienced professional in decision and risk analysis, he has assisted a wide variety of clients in portfolio management, new business entry strategy, capital investment decisions, and new product planning. He is a coauthor of Handbook of Decision Analysis (Wiley, 2013)



Trina Weller
Trina Weller has been a decision professional for more than 25 years, applying her expertise in consulting, software development and education. She frequently leads courses for SDG clients and has taught in programs at Stanford University and Santa Clara University. She is a Fellow of the Society of Decision Professionals.

The Strategic Decision and Risk Management Certificate Program provides executives and mid-career professionals with the concepts and advanced knowledge to make high-quality decisions and embrace risk and uncertainty for competitive advantage. The certificate is a recognition that you have the advanced skills to lead decision making in your organization. Earn the SDRM certificate by completing five classes.

SDG is pleased to collaborate with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsyvlania to offer the SDRM certificate.

Click here to view the program description and full list of courses.


 

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