Key Performance Indicators KPI

Author: Bernard Marr
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 0273750380
Format: PDF
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By identifying and describing the most powerful financial and non-financial KPIs, this book will make life easier for you by defining them, explaining how and when they should be used and providing a rich library of KPIs that have been proven to significantly improve performance. The book presents case examples to illustrate the selection and use of the KPIs and provides tools such as KPI selection templates and Key Performance Questions to help you apply the most appropriate KPIs effectively in your business.

Key Performance Indicators

Author: Bernard Marr
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780273750116
Format: PDF, Docs
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By identifying and describing the most powerful financial and non-financial KPIs, this book will make life easier for you by defining them, explaining how and when they should be used and providing a rich library of KPIs that have been proven to significantly improve performance. The book presents case examples to illustrate the selection and use of the KPIs and provides tools such as KPI selection templates and Key Performance Questions to help you apply the most appropriate KPIs effectively in your business.

Key Management Ratios

Author: Ciaran Walsh
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273719090
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Financial measures are critical for business success, and understanding them is vital for anyone who wants to progress as a manager. Business ratios may scare some people. But her's the good news: there is a relatively small number of essential management ratios with which you can measure any aspect of business performance you need to. If you can master these, you will have a firm grip of business finance and need never be put off by the numbers again. Key Management Ratios cuts straight to the measures that matter. It shows you what they are and explains how they can show you exactly what's going on in your company, from earnings per share and cash flow to return on investment and sales. The clarity of explanation and unique visual presentation will help you to quickly understand everything you need to know about business ratios.

Key Business Solutions

Author: Antonio E. Weiss
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 0273788876
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book explains how to resolve every challenge faced on a day-to-day basis in your business by presenting an unbeatable inventory of proven problem solving tools and techniques to help you tackle your toughest business dilemmas effectively. You will learn how to: · Overcome any business challenge with robust logic and structure · How to break down problems and make your workload lighter · Deliver the ‘killer’ recommendations · Discover how to successfully implement change in people and organisations · How to keep yourself, your team, and your stakeholders happy · How to use an effective hypothesis-driven approach to problem solving Using case studies, a ‘best practice example’ and at least one figurative table or figure, every dilemma is bought to life equipping you with the very best tools to confront any problem your business may face. ‘The most successful businesses don’t avoid problems – they solve them. This practical, insightful and entertaining book guides you through how to do this. An indispensable resource for any manager.' Richard Newton, Business consultant and best-selling author -------------- 'One of the key attributes in running a business successfully is the ability to see a situation in perspective. Too often the real issues go unrecognised, signs are misread, an opportunity slips by, the wrong problem is addressed. Only in retrospect is it obvious what should have been done. It is not easy, but the tools and techniques covered in Key Business Solutions should help.’ Sir George Cox, Author of the HM Treasury Cox Review of Creativity in UK Business and former Chairman of the Design Council

Key Strategy Tools

Author: Vaughan Evans
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 0273779125
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The strategy tools you need for your business to succeed! Let Key Strategy Tools be your guide to developing a winning strategy for your firm. Cherry-pick the most useful approaches for your business and create a robust strategy that withstands investor scrutiny and becomes your roadmap to success. Covering 88 tools and framed within an innovative strategy development process, the Strategy Pyramid, this user-friendly manual takes you through each step of the process. Whether analysing your market, building competitive advantage or addressing risk and opportunity, you’ll find the strategic thinking tools you need at every stage in your strategy development. Following in the footsteps of the hugely successful Key Management Models and Key Performance Indicators, this book delivers professional-level information in the practical and accessible framework synonymous with the Key series.

Key Business Analytics

Author: Bernard Marr
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292017465
Format: PDF, Docs
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Key Business Analytics will help managers apply tools to turn data into insights that help them better understand their customers, optimize their internal processes and identify cost savings and growth opportunities. It includes analysis techniques within the following categories: Financial analytics – cashflow, profitability, sales forecasts Market analytics – market size, market trends, marketing channels Customer analytics – customer lifetime values, social media, customer needs Employee analytics – capacity, performance, leadership Operational analytics – supply chains, competencies, environmental impact Bare business analytics – sentiments, text, correlations Each tool will follow the bestselling Key format of being 5-6 pages long, broken into short sharp advice on the essentials: What is it? When should I use it? How do I use it? Tips and pitfalls Further reading This essential toolkit also provides an invaluable section on how to gather original data yourself through surveys, interviews, focus groups, etc.

Metrics

Author: Martin Klubeck
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430237279
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Metrics are a hot topic. Executive leadership, boards of directors, management, and customers are all asking for data-based decisions. As a result, many managers, professionals, and change agents are asked to develop metrics, but have no clear idea of how to produce meaningful ones. Wouldn’t it be great to have a simple explanation of how to collect, analyze, report, and use measurements to improve your organization? Metrics: How to Improve Key Business Results provides that explanation and the tools you'll need to make your organization more effective. Not only does the book explain the “why” of metrics, but it walks you through a step-by-step process for creating a report card that provides a clear picture of organizational health and how well you satisfy customer needs. Metrics will help you to measure the right things, the right way—the first time. No wasted effort, no chasing data. The report card provides a simple tool for viewing the health of your organization, from the outside in. You will learn how to measure the key components of the report card and thereby improve real measures of business success, like repeat customers, customer loyalty, and word-of-mouth advertising. This book: Provides a step-by-step guide for building an organizational effectiveness report card Takes you from identifying key services and products and using metrics, to determining business strategy Provides examples of how to identify, collect, analyze, and report metrics that will be immediately useful for improving all aspects of the enterprise, including IT

Key MBA Models

Author: Julian Birkinshaw
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292016868
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Key MBA Models is a one-stop-shop for all business course students and practicing managers. It contains the core management models from each business discipline – from Strategy and Finance to Marketing and Accounting – and distils them into concise summaries of what they are and how to apply them. Written by London Business School Professor Julian Birkinshaw, it covers the essential models that all business students and managers need to know. Themed around the course modules on an MBA, the 60+ models fall into the following categories: Strategy Business Economics Finance Decision Science Accounting Operations Marketing Organisational Behaviour The term ‘model’ is used loosely – in some cases it might be a framework (The 4 Ps of Marketing, Porter’s Five Forces), in some cases it might be an important concept (open innovation or customer orientation), and in some cases it might be a technical model (the Capital Asset Pricing Model). Built on research with academics from the top international business schools, this book is an essential reference guide for every manager and MBA.

Key Performance Indicators

Author: David Parmenter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119019834
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Streamline KPIs to craft a simpler, more effective system of performance measurement Key Performance Indicators provides an in-depth look at how KPIs can be most effectively used to assess and drive organizational performance. Now in its third edition, this bestselling guide provides a model for simplifying KPIs and avoiding the pitfalls ready to trap the unprepared organization. New information includes guidance toward defining critical success factors, project leader essentials, new tools including worksheets and questionnaires, and real-world case studies that illustrate the practical application of the strategies presented. The book includes a variety of templates, checklists, and performance measures to help streamline processes, and is fully supported by the author’s website to provide even more in-depth information. Key Performance Indicators are a set of measures that focus on the factors most critical to an organization’s success. Most companies have too many, rendering the strategy ineffective due to overwhelming complexity. Key Performance Indicators guides readers toward simplification, paring down to the most fundamental issues to better define and measure progress toward goals. Readers will learn to: separate out performance measures between those that can be tied to a team and result in a follow-up phone call (performance measures) and those that are a summation of a number of teams working together (result indicators) look for and eradicate those measures that have a damaging unintended consequence, a major darkside Sell a KPI project to the Board, the CEO, and the senior management team using best practice leading change techniques Develop and use KPIs effectively with a simple five stage model Ascertain essential performance measures, and develop a reporting strategy Learn the things that a KPI project leader needs to know A KPI project is a chance at a legacy – the project leader, facilitator, or coordinator savvy enough to craft a winning strategy can affect the organization for years to come. KPI projects entail some risk, but this book works to minimize that risk by arming stakeholders with the tools and information they need up front. Key Performance Indicators helps leaders shape a performance measurement initiative that works.