Excel Basics to Blackbelt: An Accelerated Guide to Decision Support Designs (2nd Revised edition)
By: Elliot Bendoly (author)Paperback
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This second edition of Excel Basics to Blackbelt capitalizes on the success of the first edition and leverages some of the advancements in visualization, data analysis, and sharing capabilities that have emerged over the past five years. As with the original text, the second edition is intended to serve as an accelerated guide to decision support designs for consultants and service professionals. 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. In other words, this book provides users with lessons and examples on integrative Excel use that are not available from alternative texts.
Elliot Bendoly is an associate professor at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. 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 research has been published in several academic journals including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, and the Journal of Applied Psychology. He is the co-editor of Strategic ERP Extension and Use and of the Handbook of Research in Enterprise Systems, as well as the author of the first edition of Excel Basics to Blackbelt (Cambridge University Press, 2008). He holds a PhD from Indiana University.
Preface; Part I. Getting Oriented: 1. Necessary foundations for decision support; 2. The development environment; 3. Getting data - acquisition, linkage, and generation; Part II. Harvesting Intelligence: 4. Structuring problems and option visualization; 5. Simplification tactics; 6. The analytics of optimization; 7. Complex optimization; Part III. Leveraging Dynamic Analysis: 8. Controlled simulation analysis; 9. Scenario generation and optimization; 10. Visualizing complex analytical dynamics; Part IV. Advanced Automation and Interfacing: 11. VB editing and code development; 12. Automating application calls; 13. Guided and user-friendly interfaces.
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