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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...

How many KPIs do I need? (fewer than you think)

If there is one thing that we are really good at, it is measuring things.  If it moves, measure it.  If it doesn't move, measure how long it stays still. We are convinced that if we can measure it, then we can manage it.  And the result?  We...

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,...

Understanding the Balanced Scorecard

More than 50% of large companies in the world use the Balanced Scorecard as a business performance management tool. A large percentage (number unknown) of small to medium sized companies use it as well. The companies that use the Balanced...

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...

Customer Satisfaction – Monitor Don’t Survey

Customer satisfaction is a key differentiator and is frequently seen as a major driver for any business strategy. There is little doubt that executive management already understand there is a need to keep customers satisfied. It is well understood that it is at least...

Strategic Graffiti

In his book ‘The Execution Shortcut’ Jeroen De Flander introduces the notion of Strategic Graffiti. This is when a strategic message is passed from one level to another (or even sideways) and the message is either embellished or condensed or...

Intrafocus Announces Strategy Today

Press Release: Intrafocus has announced that Strategy Today has gone live. It is the hub for all things related to strategic thinking, news and information. Strategy Today is a community website built for anyone who is involved in building...

Practical Performance Measurement – Book Review

Practical Performance Measurement - Book Review. If you had to sum up Stacey Barr’s new book in a single word, and indeed her whole approach to performance measurement, you would say ‘practical’. Stacey Barr is one of the planets foremost...

Strategy Execution Summit 2015 – Success!

The Strategy Execution Summit 2015 held this month in Washington DC has once again been a tremendous success. The summit, held jointly by The Balanced Scorecard Institute (holders of the industry de facto standard balanced scorecard...

Strategic Gap Analysis

A strategy is a living thing, it needs to be constantly monitored and measured to ensure everything is on track. Periodically it should be revised, typically this would be once a year to fit in with a budget or pre-determined planning cycle. One of the major tasks is...