A short list of the most important things we think you need in 2020
With Christmas and the New Year approaching with speed. We thought we'd create a quick wish list for what we think will be the most desired functionality and features in the New Year.
Have a read through our list and see what you think... do you agree with what we've included?
Target setting should not be treated lightly!
A key element of managing performance is to set challenging but achievable targets against meaningful performance indicators.
The achievement of these targets is a key element in an organisations duty to continually improve their services and to deliver their aims, objectives and priorities.
Target setting can come with its own problems, but listed below are 18 things to consider, which will help you avoid many of these.
Quickly respond to challenges in short timeframes using industry leading software
Agile working involves responding in short time-frames to changes. Those changes may be fresh knowledge that comes from new data insights, or internal re-organisations, priority changes, unplanned resource availability changes, or a host of external factors.
A great Bernard Marr article: "How Google Sets Goals: The OKR Approach"
We've seen a great article from Bernard Marr and how google adopted the OKR (Objectives and Key Results) approach as a start up.
We love OKRs at InPhase which is why we've automated the whole OKR process to help you define, cascade and manage business plans, collaborative goals, projects, risks, and key results from the strategic to the transaction level, from the CEO to the individual member of staff.
See the Bernard Marr article below:
We all need to save money, but basing your savings on positive outcomes makes more sense.
Austerity affects the entire public sector and finances can be scarce for everyone, but savvy organisations are using outcome-based budgeting (OBB) practices to better allocate and prioritise those precious resources. Discover what OBB is all about, how it works and how you can harness it to deliver serious advantages.
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There is a shift we have seen by our customers to integrating the Project Office reporting and information into the overall enterprise performance management of the organisation.
The Project Office is often the real driving force for change and improvement in any organisation. From complete transformation with mergers, restructures, divestments, to major asset change, to process changes, to specific operational projects.
It's as simple as S.I.P
After rolling out many systems and solution for many years, and watching many systems get implemented in my own business it can be an overwhelming process and a difficult one to get right first time.
For me and many other professionals in the field, the concept of meaningful implementation and engagement leading to sustainable improvement and measurable outcomes is second nature but too many it probably isn’t.
In most cases, the main reason it can take so long to resolve issues, is that organisations have reporting periods that can only serve up the problems long after they have happened, it can take ages to get a plan sorted and it takes even longer to find out if it actually worked!