DOWNLOAD: So you don’t trust your data…

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The management team sit around the monthly performance report, debating. But they’re not debating the interpretation of the trends or signals in the data. They’re not debating the causes that sit beneath those trends or signals. And they’re not debating the pros and cons of various performance improvement ideas. No, they’re debating


10 Key Lessons for Implementing KPIs, Interview with David Parmenter

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Author of "Key Performance Indicators"

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You already know that I specialise in the nitty-gritty steps of the performance measurement process (like how to design meaningful measures), but having the measurement techniques is just one part of a successful performance measurement implementation. You also need to understand that setting up a performance measurem...


Making Dashboards Useful and Usable, Interview with Stephen Few

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Author of "Show Me the Numbers" and "Information Dashboard Design".

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When I found Stephen Few's book "Information Dashboard Design" I was really impressed, and wanted to share this gem with you. Stephen speaks of dashboard design in our language - the language of people that use dashboards. And armed with his insights and examples, we can help our ...


INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT: Doug Hubbard, on imprecise measures

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STACEY: Doug Hubbard, of Hubbard Decision Research, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of IT value, with over 18 years experience in IT management consulting including 10 years experience specifically in teaching organizations to use his AIE (Applied Information Economics) method. But today I'm talking to him about the challenge of getting practical measures w...



BOOK REVIEW: Measuring Performance, by Bob Frost

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5 Stars -- Get good, sound ideas, fast.

Bob's "Measuring Performance" book is small, concise and offers good, sound ideas and principles for measuring performance. No, it doesn't offer step by step instructions or templates or examples, it's not that kind of book. It's the kind of book I'd give to someone just exploring performance measurement, or just doing their first review of thei...



5 Stars -- Smashing those unchallenged assumptions about appraisal

If you grapple with performance appraisal, then it might be worth thinking through the assumptions that you have built your performance appraisal system upon. And that's how Tom and Mary's book can help. They describe a series of assumptions that most performance appraisal systems are based on, and the...



DOWNLOAD: What to do with your ugly measures and KPIs!

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Winning awards, completing projects and initiatives on time, meeting budget, counting widgets, annual surveys, and whatever we can find at the back of the ‘performance measure pantry’ that was left over from last year – they are all ugly measures! But how can you find meaningful measures and KPIs, without going around in circles, or wasting more time? If you’re stuck with this sort of thi...


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