Strategy Management Solution

Ten Benefits Of 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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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

If you want to go north, head north! Decide when to act. The Time is now! The problem with many of us is that we want to go north, but our steps and actions take us south. This is exactly what Stanley says in the book: Direction and not intention determines our destination. [...]

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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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Performance scorecard

What is your score?

I have encountered this question a few times regarding the Balanced Scorecard framework. Using EPM Suite, customers can place a status gauge on the scorecard as a whole, or they can display the “scores” of various KPIs or scorecards. A few customers use [...]

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Balanced Scorecard Software

How to choose a Balanced Scorecard Software – Question #3

I am continuing with a third Balanced Scorecard software selection question that can save millions. I hope you will find it interesting. This time it is about customer references. Who are your non-reference customers and [...]

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Balanced Scorecard Software

How to choose a Balanced Scorecard Software – Question# 2

I am following up with a new post in my series “How to choose a Balanced Scorecard Software”. I hope you will find these questions usefully. Today’s question is: Can you model my BSC model in your software for [...]

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Balanced Scorecard Software

How to choose a Balanced Scorecard Software

I am geared up to start a new series on balanced scorecard software selection with an aim to provide some good and hopefully neutral advice on this subject. In my long stint in this business, I have seen how a lot [...]

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