Software for Strategy Management

In a recent survey looking at scorecard usage it was discovered that 68% of the responders were using spreadsheets and 11% using free form documents to manage their scorecards. Only 19% were using dedicated software. When it comes to managing strategy and business...

What is a Strategy Canvas?

In 2005 W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne published the Blue Ocean Strategy which with over one million copies sold has become a ‘must-read’ book for anyone involved in creating strategies for business. Its basic tenant is that lasting success comes not from competing...

Why not ask your customers?

How can you be sure your strategy has worked? Why not ask your customers? This may seem fairly obvious but in reality we find that it is one of the last things we actually do. We spend a huge amount of time looking at how well we execute our internal processes or how...

Focus less and succeed

You must eat, sleep and breathe your work to succeed. How often have we heard this mantra? There are many cases of people who have ‘focused’ and succeeded. However, for many people the more they focus, the more they get bogged down in the minutia of day to day...

Strategic Planning Has Changed

Over the past three months or so Intrafocus Insight has looked at the strategic planning process with reference to the Balanced Scorecard Institute’s Nine Steps to Success™. It is worth stepping back to look at the fundamentals of the process itself. Strategic...

Step 9 – Evaluation

Nine Steps to Success™ – Step 9 Evaluation Evaluation is the Ninth step of the Balanced Scorecard Institutes framework for strategic planning and management, the Nine Steps to Success™. One of the key differences between the Balanced Scorecard strategic planning...