Strategy Management Solution

Ten Benefits to Using Technology in Strategy Management

I’d like to get to the point on the the role of technology in Strategy Management. There is merit to the idea that it’s best to begin with a manual process, then once your needs and workflows are well understood, migrate to [...]

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Strategy Management

Communication Lessons from Zenyatta

So who is Zenyatta, you ask? Quite simply, she is one of the greatest racehorses of all time, compiling an astounding record of 19 victories in 20 starts against some of the best equine athletes in the world. Her lone defeat [...]

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Strategy & Performance Management

Take It Up A Notch

The point of Strategy or Performance Management isn’t Monitoring. Monitoring and its counterpart Evaluation, are only useful if they lead to better decision-making. Decision-making is best undertaken in small groups of peers, with informed, frank debate [...]

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Enterprise Performance Management

Process support in your EPM system – three types of EPM systems

Over the years I have seen that Performance management systems mainly collect data and present them to mangers/ users. These systems go by many names – decision support systems, business intelligence, and [...]

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Balanced Scorecard Forum

A Report from the Dubai Balanced Scorecard Forum

Last week I had the great pleasure to speak at the 2011 Balanced Scorecard Forum in Dubai. It was my first trip to the Emirates and thus my first direct exposure to the business environment in that corner of the world [...]

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Strategy Management

How agile is your strategy?

I have been philosophizing over this question for a long time. As a manager of a software company I am thinking of our annual plans and how we are going to execute our strategy. Is it possible to update the strategy more than once a year? What about every half year [...]

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Strategic Planning

Decide when to act

I have just been to Jordan on a holiday which lasted a week. Due to the tense situation in the Middle East, many people are afraid to go on vacation to that part of the world. But I took my family with me and we had a good time. In the plane, I read an [...]

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Strategic Planning

How to Fix Strategic Planning

Research suggests that strategic planning is perhaps the most widely used managerial tool, with close to 90 percent of all organizations developing plans. However, McKinsey recently noted that less than half of organizations are pleased with the strategic planning [...]

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Strategy Management

Open your doors to strategy

I was touring the Middle East over the last two weeks where I met a lot of great people representing disciplines like Quality, Processes, HR, Operations, Project and Risk management. When I asked them a simple question, “What is performance management?” they all [...]

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Balanced Scorecard

You’re Not as Close as You Think

In the past I’ve written about the problems that can occur when organizations developing a Balanced Scorecard don’t agree on the terminology they will employ during the process (see: “The Importance of Terminology to Your Balanced Scorecard” [...]

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