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Excel Basics to Blackbelt
An Accelerated Guide to Decision Support Designs

3rd Edition

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  • Publication planned for: April 2020
  • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2020
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108738361

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  • This third edition capitalizes on the success of the previous editions and leverages the important advancements in visualization, data analysis, and sharing capabilities that have emerged in recent years. It serves as an accelerated guide to decision support designs for consultants, service professionals and students. This 'fast track' enables a ramping up of skills in Excel for those who may have never used it to reach a level of mastery that will allow them to integrate Excel with widely available associated applications, make use of intelligent data visualization and analysis techniques, automate activity through basic VBA designs, and develop easy-to-use interfaces for customizing use. The content of this edition has been completely restructured and revised, with updates that correspond with the latest versions of software and references to contemporary add-in development across platforms. It also features best practices in design and analytical consideration, including methodical discussions of problem structuring and evaluation, as well as numerous case examples from practice.

    • Updated reference to MS products, including new features embedded in Excel, but also references to Power BI resources such as Power BI Desktop, Power Query, Power Pivot and Power Map
    • Complete discussions of the use of the updated Blackbelt Ribbon add-in, including a host of updated visual and analytical tools
    • Formal discussion of systematic approaches to problem structuring, use of the OUtCoMES Cycle, new visualization tools and the associated A3 framework
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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Publication planned for: April 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108738361
    • dimensions: 253 x 177 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2020
  • Table of Contents

    Section 1. Getting Oriented:
    1. Necessary Foundations for Decision Support
    2. The Common Development Environment
    3. Acquisition, Cleaning and Consolidation
    Section 2. Structuring Intelligence:
    4. Estimating and Appreciating Uncertainty
    5. Visualizing Estimates, System Dynamics and Risk
    Section 3. Prescription Development:
    6. The Analytics of Solution Search
    7. Searches in Highly Complex and Uncertain Landscapes
    Section 4. Advanced Automation and Interfacing:
    8. VBA Editing and Code Development
    9. Application and User Interfacing
    Glossary of Key Terms
    Appendix A: Workbook Shortcut (Hot Key) Reference
    Appendix B: Blackbelt Ribbon Add-In Tools and Functions.

  • Author

    Elliot Bendoly, Ohio State University
    Elliot Bendoly is Distinguished Professor of Management Sciences at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University. He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Operations Management, a senior editor for Production and Operations Management, and an associate editor for Decision Sciences. His previously published books include (as co-editor) Visual Analytics for Management (2016) and The Handbook of Behavioral Operations Management (2015).

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