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GDPR — we welcome you

GDPR — we welcome you
Can we trust that companies do not misuse our personal data? Unfortunately not; it is quite evident from the news that not all companies are worthy of our trust. Therefore, we welcome the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is in effect from 25 May 2018.
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Towards planning machines?

Towards planning machines?
Imagine a game between a chess master and a novice who knows the rules of the game, but not much more. It seems obvious that the master will win the game. However, if we learn that the novice is allowed to use a chess computer to help determine the moves, this will immediately change our prediction of the outcome. Can we carry this simple thought experiment over to other arenas? We think so. Access to a strategy computer can make a big difference for the strategic planner.
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Collaborative planning

Collaborative planning
The information needed for strategic workforce planning processes is often distributed among several stakeholders. That is, not all information is available to central planners in the desired quality. Regional planners usually have better knowledge about demand and supply drivers regarding their specific region. However, collecting and consolidating this information is a time-consuming and error-prone process.
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Dynaplan Smia version 1.6

Dynaplan Smia version 1.6
Dynaplan Smia 1.6 is ready for download. This version improves on the data upload and download feature, allowing you to more easily keep your data between versions (provided the metadata is unchanged). Input performance has been increased significantly with the new manual calculation mode. We have also added a network assistant to help you get online, an offline mode for when you can’t, and many other new features and improvements.
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Open position at Dynaplan as System Analyst

Open position at Dynaplan as System Analyst
We are looking for a new System Analyst to strengthen our solution team. You will be responsible for executing client projects, including running workshops, building models and supporting our customers with strategic planning related to workforce and finance.
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Planning under uncertainty

Planning under uncertainty
In turbulent times of digitalisation and automation, what can strategic planners learn from Magnus Carlsen, who last week became the unofficial world champion in Chess960?
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Measures against Meltdown and Spectre

Measures against Meltdown and Spectre
We could hardly believe it when the news broke 3 January 2018 that modern processors have design flaws that might be utilized by attackers to break the security of passwords and other sensitive data.

The flaws allow for attacks categorised as Meltdown and Spectre.
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Caring for people — taking care of complexity

Caring for people — taking care of complexity
This year, as every year, the Norwegian language institute invited radio listeners to suggest the word of the year. Most years, a funny or positive word makes its way to the top, but for 2017, the word of the year is «trakassering»; the Norwegian term for harassment. Much thanks to the #MeToo movement, focus is set on the harm of bad business culture and behaviour. Going into the holiday season, let us remind ourselves of the real values in life: respect, kindness, and care.
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Agility — Speed is not enough

Agility — Speed is not enough
Strategy development is where the greatest ideas — and the greatest mistakes — are born, setting the targets for agile planning to aim for. Speed is not all; without a solid strategy behind it, agile planning can just as well become an instrument for making our mistakes faster.
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Impressions from the 7th annual Dynaplan convention

Impressions from the 7th annual Dynaplan convention
The 7th annual Dynaplan convention was a multi-facetted experience, starting with an early-morning introductory crash course in strategic workforce planning, delivered by our leading experts in the field. «Extremely useful», a participant exclaimed on his way to the main part of the convention.
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Dr Kai Berendes

Dr Kai Berendes
Executive partner

Email: kai.berendes@dynaplan.com