Intrafocus Insight

Send a postcard from the future

At the start of a strategic planning project staff need to be motivated. They need to see the project as worthwhile and not just another initiative. They need to be excited and they need to feel ownership. One of the tools in the kit bag to...

Stop chasing people for KPI data

Are you spending too much time chasing people for KPI data? Most organisations have multiple locations. If they don't have multiple locations they almost certainly have a distributed workforce. Often staff are either on-the-road or have been...

Developing Key Performance Indicators

World renowned performance measure specialist, Stacey Barr, has given a four star rating to the Intrafocus e-book Developing Meaningful KPIs. “When we follow his advice in Developing Meaningful Key Performance Indicators, our dashboards and...

Focus to Succeed

Focus to Succeed - One of the main reasons strategic initiatives fail is a lack of focus. There is a growing problem in today's working environment.  And it is not that people are being distracted by things that are unrelated to their work, it...

Cascading Scorecards with QuickScore

Cascading Scorecards with QuickScore - The process of cascading scorecards throughout a organisation can be fraught with difficulties without the right process and tools in place.  Frequently we find that even though a scorecard is created at the corporate level as a...

Balanced Scorecard Survey – 2015 Report

Press Release: January 25th 2016 Balanced Scorecard Survey - 2015 Report.  During October and November last year we conducted our fourth Balanced Scorecard Survey. For the second time we have worked in collaboration with 2GC Active Management...

We don’t have the data for that KPI

We don't have the data for that KPI - In an ideal world when measuring the results of a business objective, there should always be a directly related Key Performance Indicator (KPI). A directly related KPI will always point to the success or...

Effective use of Dashboards

We recently received an e-mail promoting a blog entry from the Measureology Blog entitled "Dashboard Tools Commit the 6 Deadly Design Sins".  The subject matter is one close to our hearts. There are numerous 'dashboard' tools on the market,...

Internet of Things – Your 101 Guide

If you tried really hard, it would be difficult to come up with a less imaginative title for something as formidable as the 'Internet of Things'. The internet changed our world, but a much bigger change is just over the horizon. Where we are...

Earned Value Management – New Function

In QuickScore Version 2.10 the ability to add Strategic Initiatives to a scorecard has been introduced. This has been achieved through the use of an Earned Value Management set of metrics defined within the Strategic Initiatives section. This is a significant new...

2015 Balanced Scorecard Survey is Open!

Every year Intrafocus undertakes a Balanced Scorecard survey, this year we are once again delighted to be running the survey in collaboration with 2GC the Strategic Performance Consultancy. The international Balanced Scorecard survey has tracked the progress of the...

Are you still using spreadsheets?

Let’s face it, where would we be without spreadsheets? If you had to pick just one business tool, what would it be? The spreadsheet is flexible and it is easy to use for beginners and wonderfully high in functionality for experts. It can...