From Darts to Focus
The Practical Guide to Corporate Performance Management
About the Book
Organizational performance is a fascinating topic, one with many faces. The first and most important asset of nearly every organization on the road to corporate performance management is intellectual capital. Building a strong commitment for, and skills in CPM is essential for a successful implementation. Strangely enough, many practical examples show that failures are most often due to a direct neglect of this asset.
There is no such thing like a "cut-and-dried" or "one-size-fits-all" solution to implement corporate performance management. Every situation and every challenge requires a tuned approach. From Darts to Focus will provide you with a basic set of rules and methods, that you can mould to your specific needs to manage and improve the performance of your organization. This book intends to help people to stop throwing darts at their organizational challenges and focus on the issues that matter, in the most practical way.
From Darts to Focus covers all aspects of the successful CPM implementation, drawing a project plan, discussing common pitfalls, designing and completing your framework, implementing it in the most efficient way and using it on a day to day basis to drive your performance.
In order to succeed one should cover all components of this set, in the shortest time frame possible. If you want to turn around the performance of your company successfully, you should stay away from "flavor of the month" actions and apply the ingredients of CPM with common sense, a hands-on approach and respect for your specific challenges. This book is based on practical experience, therefore, it is intended to be used in a practical way.
About the Author
Coming from an industrial engineering background, Walter has 25 years experience in project and management consulting with a strong emphasis on Corporate Performance Management, Process Re-engineering and IT integration during the last 15 years. He is specialised in working with executives to develop corporate performance management solutions starting from mission, vision and strategy and connecting corporate performance management to operational level control of people, processes, projects and improvement initiatives. Working with a number of multinational and middle sized organisations over the years, Walter has also been a regular speaker at international conferences and seminars with both concept and case related topics.