Intrafocus Insight

Intrafocus Showcased in the Guardian Online

The following article appearing in the Guardian Online last week: "Intrafocus specialises in on-line software so our PR and marketing approach focuses on the on-line community. For us this has always been a golden rule: target PR and marketing towards the area of...

What are Performance Thresholds?

A Key Performance Indicator has limited value unless it can be compared to something. There may be some value as a record of change over time; however, unless it is known what sort of change is required, even this has little value. A KPI without a comparator can be...

What is an XmR Chart?

XmR Charts fall under the category of control charts used to monitor industrial or business processes. The X stands for ‘Individual’. In an industrial process this may be a quality of an item produced (or a batch of items). For example the quality of a ball bearing....

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...

Intrafocus Launches a New Website

Press Release: Intrafocus has completely re-designed its website and provided even more free resources for anyone interested in business performance and strategy management. Intrafocus, providers of business performance and strategy management...

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...

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...

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...

Strategy Execution Conference

Press Release: Intrafocus was delighted to speak at the first Strategy Execution conference held by its partners Spider Strategies and the Balanced Scorecard Institute. Intrafocus, who holds the unique position of partnering with both Spider Strategies Inc. and The...

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...

A More Beautiful Question

“Yes we are all hungry for answers. But first we have to learn how to ask the right questions.” Says Warren Berger about his latest book, A More Beautiful Question. Berger is an author and journalist who has spent the best part of his career...

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...

Step 8 – Alignment

Nine Steps to Success™ – Step 8 Alignment Alignment is the eighth step of the Balanced Scorecard Institutes framework for strategic planning and management, the Nine Steps to Success™. The importance of strategic alignment cannot be...