Using Data to Help Inform Decision Making

April 14, 2016

Louise Davidson (Project Lead for the Finance Reform Initiative in the Office of Finance, Planning & Analysis), Amber Machamer (Executive Director, Office of Planning and Analysis), and Jean Bednarz (Director of Communications, Change Management, and Training in the Office of the CFO) are contributers to this month's Using Data Spotlight feature in the Wisdom Cafe. The articles illustrate how you can use data in your job to help inform decision making and why it is important to understand how data works.

Using Metrics to Manage Success - While many at UC Berkeley appreciate the importance of using metrics to manage to success, practices do tend to vary widely. These are six best practice principles for those who wish to strengthen their performance measurement. (Louise Davidson)

5 Rules for Having a Data Mindset-Learn about the 5 rules for having a data mindset from Amber Machamer, Executive Director of the Office of Planning and Analysis. (Amber Machamer)
Cal Answers That! Now With Campus Super Users!-This month the Office of the CFO and campus finance leaders are launching the Cal Answers Student Data Super User Program, which will eventually become the Cal Answers Student Data Community of Practice. (Jean Bednarz)