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Optimize Your Business Through Data-Driven Decision-Making

Tuesday, October 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am • Organized By UMKC TalentLink


Companies in numerous industries use data-driven decision making to transform strategic plans into smart operational practices and fuel growth. Learn how a software company deployed a data-driven decision-making approach at each stage of forecasting, execution, and tracking. 

In this course, Jared Steinshouer draws from real-world practices and processes to illustrate how a data-driven culture works. Understand how to develop and apply a functional strategic forecast, departmental scorecards, and progress-driven reports and dashboards.  

Key Topics 

  • Elements of a data-driven culture 
  • Modeling potential outcomes based on strategic forecasting 
  • Using a scorecard to track key metrics 
  • Analyzing reports and dashboards to access progress of strategic goals and decision-making 


  • Introduction to three documents useful for data-driven decision making and how to use them.  
  • Learn the benefits of implementing a data-driven decision-making process.  
  • Feedback and suggestions on how to implement the process within an organization. 

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