Data Visualizations

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Decision Lens has several ways of visualizing complex data sets in order to make insights more accessible to stakeholders (e.g. to identify relationships, trends, outliers, patterns, and business conditions). Each of the visualizations focus on a different aspect of the decision process. All of the data visualizations include view options and can display custom priority sets and allocation scenarios.

Sensitivity Analysis

Use this visualization to perform “what if” scenarios to see potential impacts & inflection points. This involves changing the priorities of criteria to understand how those changes will impact the relative value of alternatives within the decision. The sensitivity displays from where alternatives draw most of their priorities in terms of the criteria. If you drag the bars to change the criteria weights you will see the resulting impact on the alternatives. If the alternative set is sensitive to changing priorities, then you will see shifts in the most preferred alternatives.

Portfolio Metrics

Metrics provide a new layer of insight for performance of the key indicators beyond Portfolio Value.   Portoflio Metrics are quantitative metadata for alternatives that can be analyzed based on resource allocation decisions.  Metrics can be chosen to include as part of the decision or as a separate external measure across single or multiple time periods.   Apply Portfolio Metrics (e.g. Revenue, Margin Growth, Market Share, Cost Savings, or Risk...) and measure the outcomes of the Allocation Scenario.   Compare multiple scenarios to determine the best strategic investment choices and understand how they impact Key Performance Indicators.

Trade Off Analysis

Trade off Analysis is a radar chart that operates using the same data set as in Sensitivity Analysis. The Trade Off Analysis chart allows the user to select decision criteria and alternatives to visualize. The data values are a combination of the outputs from Establish Priorities (criteria priorities) and the performance scores from Rate Alternatives . Key focal points when looking at Trade Off Analysis are identifying those criteria that clearly differentiate among the alternatives (performance variance) and where the alternative performance scores are very low indicating a deficiency or performance gap.

What's In / What's Out

What's In / What's Out provides a table view of the optimization results listing which alternatives received Full, Partial, or No funding. The information being displayed includes the alternative name, priority (based on the alternative performance), resource request funding and funding %.

Value Return on Investment

The VROI chart shows the Bang for the Buck or Value per resource spent. This is constructed by plotting the normalized Benefit/Cost index for each alternative being considered, as well as the individual indices of both the benefit score, and the alternative costs used to establish the ratio. The actual benefit scores and costs can be seen by placing your mouse over any element in the graph.

Bubble Chart

The Bubble Chart shows the portfolio of alternatives sorted by the performance value to cost ratio.

Pareto Table

The Pareto Table provides a summary output of multiple optimized resource allocation solutions based on changes (increasing & decreasing) to the total budget available. The Pareto Table takes into account all related funding constraints and dependencies which were populated in the active allocation scenario. The table shows the funding level of each alternative for each simulated budget (-50% and + 50% from the Total Budget available).

Pareto Graph

The Pareto Graph plots the summary information from the Pareto Table using a line graph. Use the mouse to hover over the data points to view the total Portfolio Value and budget available.

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