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Strategy Mapping is now available as an eBook

My publishers tell me that Strategy Mapping for Learning organizations is now available as an ebook. If you are looking for an electronic version of my Book about strategy maps, balanced scorecards for agile organisations and how to design, implement and use them effectively, then there are several links available. UK versions (priced in pounds) are available from ebooks.com will sell you …

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Strategy Mapping for Learning Organizations is now available

It’s official folks.  You can now order and get copies of my guide to developing, implementing and using Strategy Maps to create effective, agile, strategic balanced scorecards. I give away a lot in this book. I recently met a colleague over dinner and we discussed Balanced scorecard design for over 2 hours.  Almost everything we talked about I could reference sections in the book, …

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Making sense of Lean, Strategy and Business as Usual scorecards

Recently a client was having a few problems with their planning process.  How to engage with their managers, getting the tools of strategy and performance to make coherent sense as a whole, making the story of their strategy clear, making it easy to manage and deliver. They had a really good lean deployment methodology which they had learnt  from Unipart: it included the Lean …

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Strategy Mapping, now has a Foreword by David Norton

I cannot tell you how chuffed I am.  I will admit I even did a little dance the other day.  Why you might ask? Well, my new book, “Strategy Mapping for Learning organizations” is due out in December 2011, and I am delighted, honoured and humbled that David Norton himself, has written a Foreword for the book.  Yes David P …

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Public Sector Strategy map and balanced scorecard: doing it properly

Let me ask you three questions about your Public Sector balanced scorecard: 1) What categories of measures are you using on your scorecard?  Do they describe how change will occur? 2) Do you represent the multiple strategies that you are implementing, for instance cost reduction through policy decisions, simplifying operations and also perhaps preventative measures? 3) Do you accurately represent …

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Strategy roll-out:Which part of the balanced scorecard elephant to eat first

A client recently asked an important question.  They are in the middle of strategy development and planning.  They want to move to more useful measures and a better grip on the organisation.  They are considering a strategic balanced scorecard approach.  There is so much they could do they don’t want to be scared off, get indigestion or bite off more …

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Transformation, the Balanced Scorecard, engagement and results

After several years of diversification, Anglian Water decided to revert back to its core regulated business and needed a transformation project to achieve it.  In this interview Steve Lunn describes how he used strategy maps and the balanced scorecard, amongst other techniques, as part of a successful two year transformation programme:   A programme that took Anglian Water from sixth place …

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What is a Balanced Scorecard, when everything gets called a balanced scorecard?

The problem when Everything gets called a balanced scorecard Mistakes to avoid: When every performance measurement approach is a “Balanced Scorecard” and every collection of measures is a “scorecard”, it creates a real problem with the language of performance.  The phrase has acquired such a broad meaning that distinctions in the quality of different approaches have been lost.  It clouds …

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Your Balanced Scorecard’s Architecture

The importance of thinking through the balanced scorecard cascade to ensure you develop line of sight, and planning the overall architecture of your set of balanced scorecards…

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Do Balanced scorecards work for small businesses

There was a recent discussion on linkedin where someone suggested that the balanced scorecard was too expensive, complex and too long winded to implement, in small businesses. I disagree, from a perspective of having designed many for small business and not-for profit organisations If you take the view, as I do, that a strategy map and balanced scorecard s for …

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