We have moved our Blog posts to Word Press.

Our blog is titled:

Striking an Enterprise Performance Management Balance 

Offering a set of value-driven improvement services to buyers and vendors of EPM and BI solutions.

Below is a list of the posts available, a brief description of each post, and a link to the
post on Word Press.

Selecting Strategy Management Software and Services – The Project View

Posted on August 23, 2011 by Barry Wilderman

The customer has a clear requirement to be successful at the two major components of strategy management: strategy formulation and strategy execution. The software vendor must demonstrate how its software can be deployed for effective strategic management. Moreover, the software vendor must demonstrate that through its own professional services group and/or partners, it can help the customer:

  • Formulate strategies
  • Execute strategies
  • Monitor strategies
  • Align strategies with departmental plans and budgets
  • Help the customer become independent over time



Strategy Maps and Balanced Scorecards

Posted on August 5, 2011 by Barry Wilderman
In truth, the science of Strategy Management has been highly influenced by Kaplan and Norton, first with the invention of Balanced Scorecards in 1992, and later with a companion invention of Strategy Maps in 2004. Almost all strategy management and Enterprise Performance Management vendors offer these techniques. Almost all projects use them. This level of ubiquity is staggering. But, as it turns out, there is good reason for this. Let’s see why.


Corporate Strategy – Strategic Planning, Goals, Strategies and Initiatives

Posted on July 15, 2011 by Barry Wilderman
In our last post, we talked about Mission, Values and Vision. In particular, we mentioned that a
well-constructed Vision statement began to describe the future direction for the Corporation. In this post, we will continue to define the next set of terms for Corporate Strategy: Strategic Planning, Goals, Strategies and Initiatives.


Corporate Strategy – Mission, Values, Vision

Posted on July 15, 2011 by Barry Wilderman
In our last post, we talked about the high failure rate of strategic planning projects, and discussed how strategy management software firms could improve the success rate. To improve the strategy outcomes, companies need to understand the underlying terminology,
and spend time to be clear and precise in their definitions. It all starts with a declaration around Mission, Values and Vision, and we will devote this post to looking at these important areas.


Strategy Management Software – Improving the Odds?

Posted on July 15, 2011 by Barry Wilderman
As a consultant, analyst and blogger, I have two overlapping interests in strategy management software:
How can client companies improve their ability to deploy strategies successfully by working with Strategy Management software firms?
How can Strategy Management software vendors differentiate their unique capabilities that help clients be successful in this complex area?


Enterprise Performance Management – The Strategic View

Posted on July 15, 2011 by Barry Wilderman
Here is a straightforward way to bifurcate the Enterprise Performance Management space.
  1. From Strategy to Budgeting (and back): This would include strategy management,
    planning, forecasting, budgeting, scorecards and dashboards.
  2. The CFO as a line executive: These functions are the equivalent of vertical software
    for CFOs and include: consolidation, financial reporting, financial disclosure,
    revenue management, activity-based costing and profit optimization.
In this post, we will focus on Area 1 above.