Logic and Data; Yin and Yang

In a recent engagement, I’ve been paired with a pecuniary peer in pursuit of building a business case.

We worked together with the customer in a workshop and emerged with very different interpretations.  On its own, this is not surprising-  ask different individuals what happened in a meeting and you’ll get different answers- but we had core and complimentary purposes for the workshop.  I found obstacles and points of change.  The logical implications and resolutions flowed from that seed.  He found an accounting indicator that was far out of range (and not in a good way) for the customer’s industry. 

I focus from the qualitative perpective, taking processes, systems, information, strategies and data and craft the logical argument; he approaches from the quantitative perspective, taking processes, systems, information, strategies and data and crafts the fiancial justification.

Together we earned executive buy in.  We made a formidable team.

This post was originally titled “Logic vs. Data,” but that’s wrong.  It’s not Yin vs. Yang; it’s Yin and Yang.

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