Quantitative SWOT analysis
Friday, 8 October, 2010 Leave a comment
Most people in business will have had, at least, a “brush” with an analysis of: STRENGTHS; WEAKNESSES; OPPORTUNITIES; THREATS (SWOT).
Done properly, it can be a very useful tool. It can bring focus to key issues for the business to consider, can contribute much to strategic planning, change management and, even, negotiations…EVEN THOUGH IT IS SUBJECTIVE AND FAILS TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE CURRENT ‘HEALTH’ OF THE BUSINESS SYSTEM!
Imagine how POWERFUL it would be if it was: OBJECTIVE; QUANTITATIVE; MEASURABLE; VERIFIABLE and so much more….
…this is an example of an Ontonix complexity map, providing a holistic view of a business ecosystem. It is computed from “clean” data generated by the activities undertaken and the resources required to facilitate performance of associated tasks.
We don’t just do complexity you know! The more information we are able to process in relation to a business system, with or without its ecosystem, the greater insight we can deliver. Including for example:
Interactive Process Map
Current, upper and lower complexity bounds
Robustness (state-of-health) and risk exposure
Ranked scatter plots (ranking is based on mutual entropy)
Information content for each variable
Robustness of each variable
Quick View for fast and interactive data navigation
Comprehensive HTML report
For good measure here are some example applications and, if you would like to learn more about:
- quantitative SWOT
- creating a single system (complexity) KPI
- how to improve your understanding of your business – without management silos
- extend your “risk horizon”
- make better business decisions
- measure and manage complexity
- monitoring critical processes
- business process improvement
- assess potential M&A’s
or a whole host of other things….that we haven’t even thought of yet…I’m not hard to contact!!!