Potentially useful or interesting links
The following are links which may be useful or interesting, but, clearly, their content and quality is not under our
If you come across any sites which you feel could be included here, please let us know!
|| Spreadsheet review tool useful for comparison of model versions, error mapping etc. (May be
superfluous above Excel 2007?)
|| Networking web site dealing with all aspects of financial modelling, articles and discussion groups
|| Quant site with some interesting technical forums
|| Very interesting PPP blog, with news and articles. It's in Portuguese but has a Google Translation button (page down, left hand side), which seems to work well.
|European Spreadsheet Risk Interest Group
|| Academic group researching risk in all types of business spreadsheets - scary but interesting!
|An Exploratory Analysis of the Impact of Named Ranges on the Debugging Performance of Novice Users
|| Paper by Ruth McKeever, Kevin McDaid, Brian Bishop reporting statistically significant reduction in error detection by novice users when debugging models using named ranges. A finding wholly in accord with my personal experience!
Currently, all have different views on some aspects of the work, and I would say that all have some shortfalls regarding project finance modelling specifically, but very interesting nonetheless, and good to see an attempt to standardise on some basic measures of quality
|FAST Modelling Alliance
|| Flexible Accurate Structured Transparent - Modelling standards and philosphy site - some very good ideas, some things I would disagree with at present
|Spreadsheet Standards Review Board
|| Organisation developing standardised spreadsheet modelling standards - don't yet agree with all their points, but another interesting project looking for 'best practice'
|| Sheep-based graphic system, which I personally would like to see in wider use.
|| Geek kit site, endless stuff, tiny motors, polymorph plastic, memory metal, etc. etc......