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5 Ways to Make Transparency Work With KPIs

June 28, 2016 by Stacey Barr

How to Set Your KPI’s Calculation Cadence

June 21, 2016 by Stacey Barr

Let’s Ban KPIs…

June 14, 2016 by Stacey Barr

Measuring Without Data

June 7, 2016 by Stacey Barr

Are Your KPIs Telling You What You Really Need to Know?

May 31, 2016 by Stacey Barr

How to Make Sure Your Targets Match Your Measures

May 24, 2016 by Stacey Barr

The Essential Systems to Entrench Good Performance Measurement

May 17, 2016 by Stacey Barr

How to Write Goals That Are Measurable

May 10, 2016 by Stacey Barr

Should We Have 0 and 100% Targets?

May 3, 2016 by Stacey Barr

A Performance Culture Follows, It Doesn’t Lead

April 26, 2016 by Stacey Barr

Could Your S.M.A.R.T. Goals be D.U.M.B.?

April 19, 2016 by Stacey Barr

Can Performance and Politics Mix?

April 12, 2016 by Stacey Barr

How to Measure Workforce Capability

April 5, 2016 by Stacey Barr

KPIs Show Us What We Can’t See

March 29, 2016 by Stacey Barr

Document Your KPI Thinking to Build Buy-in

March 22, 2016 by Stacey Barr

5 Ways to Get the Best From KPI Lists and Libraries

March 15, 2016 by Stacey Barr

How To Measure What You Want To Prevent

March 8, 2016 by Stacey Barr

Is Your KPI in Chaos?

March 1, 2016 by Stacey Barr

Measures Provide The Leverage For High-ROI Strategy Execution

February 23, 2016 by Stacey Barr

When to Make Your KPI a Count, a Percentage, or an Average

February 16, 2016 by Stacey Barr

What’s YOUR Definition of Accountability?

February 9, 2016 by Stacey Barr

What Is Evidence-Based Leadership?

February 2, 2016 by Stacey Barr

INTERVIEW: Donald Wheeler, on Interpreting Signals From Our KPIs

January 28, 2016 by Stacey Barr

The Price of Knowing is Transparency and Accountability

January 19, 2016 by Stacey Barr

How Evidence-based Leaders Hold the Space for High-Performance

January 14, 2016 by Stacey Barr

What Comes First: Data or KPIs?

January 7, 2016 by Stacey Barr

What Measurement Means For Me in 2016

December 29, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Should You Measure Only What You Can Achieve?

December 22, 2015 by Stacey Barr

The Simplest Reason to Measure Is…

December 17, 2015 by Stacey Barr

When You Don’t Have the Right Data, Use a Proxy Measure

December 10, 2015 by Stacey Barr

9.5 Tips for Great Data Visualizations

December 1, 2015 by Stacey Barr

5 Comebacks When People Want the Weasel Words

November 24, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Be Ruthless About What to Measure

November 17, 2015 by Stacey Barr

The Grammar of a Measurable Goal

November 10, 2015 by Stacey Barr

The Nijntje Principle for Measurable Goals

November 5, 2015 by Stacey Barr

The Right Time To Set Targets

October 20, 2015 by Stacey Barr

When Planning Meets PuMP

October 13, 2015 by Stacey Barr

The Cost of Performance Measurement

October 6, 2015 by Stacey Barr

It Doesn’t Matter Where You Start to Improve Your KPIs

September 29, 2015 by Stacey Barr

We Must Measure, Because Our World Is Neither Predictable Nor Unpredictable

September 22, 2015 by Stacey Barr

The 3 Habits of Evidence-Based Leadership

September 15, 2015 by Stacey Barr

How to Have The Team KPI Conversation

September 8, 2015 by Stacey Barr

How Long Should a KPI Live For?

September 1, 2015 by Stacey Barr

What is a KPI Owner Accountable For?

August 25, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Where Are You On The KPI Saturation Spectrum?

August 18, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Selling KPIs to Executives

August 4, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Designing Questionnaires and Forms to Collect KPI Data

July 28, 2015 by Stacey Barr

7 Essential Project Performance Measures

July 21, 2015 by Stacey Barr

3 Signs You’re Rushing To Quick-Fix KPIs

July 14, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Monitoring Performance is About 2 Comparisons

July 7, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Results Frameworks Are Not Measurement Frameworks

June 30, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Data-based decisions take courage

June 24, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Reducing the Burden of KPIs

June 23, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Increasing the response rate for your surveys

June 22, 2015 by Stacey Barr

We Can’t Measure Because…

June 16, 2015 by Stacey Barr

The Tension of Targets: Motivating Or Manipulating?

June 9, 2015 by Stacey Barr

It’s Not About The Measures

June 2, 2015 by Stacey Barr

The Vagueness of Vibe: Is Culture Really Too Intangible to Measure?

May 26, 2015 by Stacey Barr

How to Navigate Through the Measures Universe

May 19, 2015 by Stacey Barr

True Performance Measurement Requires a Continuous Improvement Philosophy

May 12, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Great Measures Start With Great Words

May 5, 2015 by Stacey Barr

What is the ROI on KPIs?

April 29, 2015 by Stacey Barr

The Journey to a High-Performance Culture Works on ‘Congo Time’

April 21, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Influence (or Impact) Versus Control

April 14, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Which Types of Goals Are Worth Measuring, And Which Aren’t?

April 7, 2015 by Stacey Barr

3 Dangerous Mistakes With Metrics

March 31, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Implement Performance Measurement in Project Ripples

March 24, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Weasel Word Whimsy

March 17, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Leading Performance Without a Title

March 10, 2015 by Stacey Barr

5 Traps to Avoid in Designing Performance Measures

March 3, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Focus, Feedback, Fulcrum

February 24, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Using 4 ‘D’ Words to Make Time to Measure What Matters

February 17, 2015 by Stacey Barr

How to Get KPI Buy-in, Overnight

February 10, 2015 by Stacey Barr

How to Help People Measure Results, Not Activity

February 3, 2015 by Stacey Barr

Failure is Feedback

January 27, 2015 by Stacey Barr

If You Could Only Measure 6 Things…

January 20, 2015 by Stacey Barr

To Reach a Target, You Must Ignore It

January 13, 2015 by Stacey Barr

The 90-day Performance Improvement Cycle

January 6, 2015 by Stacey Barr

3 Steps to Find Lead Indicators

December 9, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Performance Measurement for n=1

December 2, 2014 by Stacey Barr

The 3 Signs To Say Goodbye to a KPI

November 25, 2014 by Stacey Barr

The 8 Minimum Requirements For Performance Management

November 18, 2014 by Stacey Barr

How Focusing On Variation Frees Up Your Capacity

November 11, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Dealing With the KPI Terminology Problem

November 4, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Are You Indulging in Vanity Measures?

October 28, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Has Your Measure Become The Goal?

October 21, 2014 by Stacey Barr

The Futility of Fixating on Outliers in Performance Measures

October 14, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Why You Should Start Small With a New KPI Methodology

October 7, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Are You Doing Fundamental Performance Improvement, Or Are You Working Too Hard?

September 30, 2014 by Stacey Barr

How Good Measures, In Isolation, Can Be Bad

September 23, 2014 by Stacey Barr

What Does a KPI Owner Do?

September 16, 2014 by Stacey Barr

The 9 Steps to Success for the Balanced Scorecard

September 12, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Are These 8 Excuses Holding You Back From Great KPIs?

September 9, 2014 by Stacey Barr

How to Test if Your Strategic Goal Is Really Strategic

September 2, 2014 by Stacey Barr

The Worst KPI Question You Can Answer

August 26, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Bullet Graphs or Smartlines – Which One is Best?

August 19, 2014 by Stacey Barr

4 Uncomfortable Truths About Getting Great KPIs

August 12, 2014 by Stacey Barr

How to Build a Bullet Graph the PuMP Way

August 5, 2014 by Stacey Barr

5 Steps to Win Executive Support for KPIs

July 29, 2014 by Stacey Barr

6 Reasons to Stop Measuring It

July 22, 2014 by Stacey Barr

The Risks of Short-Term Monitoring of Measures

July 15, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Make Measurement Public to Increase Buy-In (Harvard ManageMentor video)

July 8, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Understand the People Behind the Numbers (Harvard ManageMentor video)

July 1, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Setting Your Goals Without Jargon (Harvard ManageMentor video)

June 24, 2014 by Stacey Barr

A Performance Measurement Mastery Checklist

June 17, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Not Enough Staff Is NOT A Reason for Falling Short of Targets!

June 10, 2014 by Stacey Barr

The Minimalist Method For Analysing Qualitative Data

June 3, 2014 by Stacey Barr

The Minimalist Method For Customer Surveys

May 27, 2014 by Stacey Barr

BOOK REVIEW: Developing Meaningful Key Performance Indicators, by IntraFocus

May 22, 2014 by Stacey Barr

3 Problems With Traditional KPI Traffic Lights

May 20, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Targets That Are Shoulding You in the Foot

May 13, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Why Gauges and Dials Don’t Work for KPIs, Take Two

May 6, 2014 by Stacey Barr

A Checklist For Designing Data Collection Regimes

April 29, 2014 by Stacey Barr

90% of Performance Problems are in the Processes, not the People

April 22, 2014 by Stacey Barr

5 Ways to Convince Colleagues of the Value of Performance Measurement

April 15, 2014 by Stacey Barr

2 Ways to Cascade a Measurable Strategy That Creates Alignment

April 8, 2014 by Stacey Barr

7 Steps to Make Time To Measure (and Improve) Performance

April 1, 2014 by Stacey Barr

5 Ideas to Help People See Value in Measuring Performance

March 25, 2014 by Stacey Barr

CASE STUDY: Reducing Administrative Waste With a Single Powerful Performance Measure

March 21, 2014 by Stacey Barr

The 6 Levels of Measures for Training, Beyond Happy Sheets

March 18, 2014 by Stacey Barr

4 Categories of KPIs for Lean Performance

March 11, 2014 by Stacey Barr

NEWS: David Parmenter’s MasterClass on Rolling Planning

March 7, 2014 by Stacey Barr

How to Build a Diagnostic System of KPIs Using a Process View

March 4, 2014 by Stacey Barr

How to Kill Off Your Zombie KPIs

February 25, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Two Principles For Reporting Your Performance Measures

February 18, 2014 by Stacey Barr

The Downward Spiral of Measuring People’s Performance

February 11, 2014 by Stacey Barr

3 Reasons for Documenting Your KPI Process

February 4, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Harvard Business Review: 5 Ways to Measure Business Performance

January 28, 2014 by Stacey Barr

BOOK REVIEW: Metrics, by Martin Klubeck

January 23, 2014 by Stacey Barr

Are Targets Expectations or Intentions, And Why Does It Matter?

January 21, 2014 by Stacey Barr

The Single Most Important Reason Why Performance Measures Should Be Scientific

January 14, 2014 by Stacey Barr

How to Give Your Performance Measures Meaningful Names

January 7, 2014 by Stacey Barr

7 Ideas for Self-Quantification

December 17, 2013 by Stacey Barr

4-Step Recipe for Writing a Quantitative Measure

December 10, 2013 by Stacey Barr

3 Reasons Why Staff Turnover Fails To Measure Staff Engagement

December 3, 2013 by Stacey Barr

5 Features of Futuristic Performance Measurement

November 26, 2013 by Stacey Barr

Why Surveys Are NOT Real Performance Measures

November 19, 2013 by Stacey Barr

Reaching Your Goals Through Triangulating Measures

November 12, 2013 by Stacey Barr

How to Improve What Matters Most With the 80/20 Rule

November 5, 2013 by Stacey Barr

CASE STUDY: Targets Are About Capability Improvement, Not Chasing Numbers

October 29, 2013 by Stacey Barr

3 Risks of Short-Term Targets

October 22, 2013 by Stacey Barr

Want Great KPIs? You Have to Get Sensory…

October 15, 2013 by Stacey Barr

What Are Benchmarks, Baselines, Targets And Standards?

October 8, 2013 by Stacey Barr

How To Tell An Insightful Story Of Performance With Measures

October 1, 2013 by Stacey Barr

CASE STUDY: 3 Common Mistakes To Avoid With Your XmR Charts (Part 3)

September 24, 2013 by Stacey Barr

CASE STUDY: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid With Your XmR Charts (Part 2)

September 17, 2013 by Stacey Barr

CASE STUDY: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid With Your XmR Charts (Part 1)

September 10, 2013 by Stacey Barr

3 Essential Signals to Look for in Your KPIs

September 3, 2013 by Stacey Barr

Reframing Employee Performance Management

August 27, 2013 by Stacey Barr

9 Rules of KPI Buy-in

August 20, 2013 by Stacey Barr

The PuMP Mind Map Exercise

August 13, 2013 by Stacey Barr

5 Basic KPI Quantification Formulae

August 6, 2013 by Stacey Barr

9 Steps to Avoid Analysis Paralysis

July 30, 2013 by Stacey Barr

What’s the Difference Between Evaluation and Performance Measurement?

July 16, 2013 by Stacey Barr

Are Your Measures For Judging… Or For Learning?

July 2, 2013 by Stacey Barr

A Measurable Strategy on a Single Page

June 25, 2013 by Stacey Barr

Why Don’t Companies Measure Performance?

June 18, 2013 by Stacey Barr

The Toughest Things to Measure

June 11, 2013 by Stacey Barr

Create a “straw man” KPI implementation

June 7, 2013 by Stacey Barr

Can You Set KPI Targets Using Historical Data?

June 4, 2013 by Stacey Barr

Evaluating Your Existing KPIs or Performance Measures

June 4, 2013 by Stacey Barr

Why Dashboard Dials and Gauges Are Useless for KPIs

May 28, 2013 by Stacey Barr

Buzz Words Are Bad For Business… And Meaningful Measurement

May 22, 2013 by Stacey Barr

Quantitative Versus Qualitative KPIs

May 21, 2013 by Stacey Barr

How to Create a KPI Terminology

May 14, 2013 by Stacey Barr

Why You Should Avoid Customer Satisfaction and Customer Complaints KPIs

May 7, 2013 by Stacey Barr

4 Design Principles For Usable Performance Reports

April 30, 2013 by Stacey Barr

What Lululemon Probably Isn’t Measuring (But Should Be If They Want to Retain Their Customers)

April 23, 2013 by Stacey Barr

How to Help the Project-Oriented Become Results-Oriented

April 16, 2013 by Stacey Barr

Tips from the Strategic Performance & Change Management Summit, Atlanta 2013

April 9, 2013 by Stacey Barr

How Do You Embed Measurement, Minus The Red Tape?

March 26, 2013 by Stacey Barr

5 Dangers of Off-the-Shelf KPIs

March 19, 2013 by Stacey Barr

Is Measuring Performance a Keystone Habit?

March 12, 2013 by Stacey Barr

The Single Best Thing You Must Do To Find Useful KPIs

March 5, 2013 by Stacey Barr

A Fun KPI Buy-in Boosting Experiment

February 26, 2013 by Stacey Barr

5 Reasons Why Pay-For-Performance Can Never Work

February 19, 2013 by Stacey Barr

QUESTION: Can Rare Events Be Meaningfully Measured?

February 12, 2013 by Stacey Barr

KPIs, Targets or Initiatives – Which Comes First?

February 5, 2013 by Stacey Barr

How do you get people to give time to measuring?

January 29, 2013 by Stacey Barr

Improve Your KPIs in Spite of What Holds You Back

January 22, 2013 by Stacey Barr

CASE STUDY: What’s Missing From Your KPI Framework?

January 15, 2013 by Stacey Barr

BOOK REVIEW: Show Me the Numbers, by Stephen Few

January 11, 2013 by Stacey Barr

BOOK REVIEW: Information Dashboard Design, by Stephen Few

January 11, 2013 by Stacey Barr

BOOK REVIEW: Understanding Variation: The Key to Managing Chaos, by Donald Wheeler

January 11, 2013 by Stacey Barr

The REAL reason for BHAGs is NOT to achieve them!

January 8, 2013 by Stacey Barr

If You Were to Measure Christmas…

December 18, 2012 by Stacey Barr

When Your KPIs Have Less Than 100% Data Integrity

December 11, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Essential Resources For Proper Performance Measurement

December 4, 2012 by Stacey Barr

How to Get More KPI Credibility

November 27, 2012 by Stacey Barr

How to Find Signals in Your Seasonal KPIs

November 20, 2012 by Stacey Barr

QUESTION: Why Won’t Leaders Own the KPI System?

November 13, 2012 by Stacey Barr

How to Kickstart Your KPI Community of Practice

November 6, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Why Statistical Thinking is ESSENTIAL to Great KPIs

October 30, 2012 by Stacey Barr

QUESTION: How Do I Measure Staff Performance?

October 23, 2012 by Stacey Barr

A Definition of What a Performance Measure Really Is

October 16, 2012 by Stacey Barr

The Big Gaping Hole in Business Intelligence

October 10, 2012 by Stacey Barr

DISCUSSION: How Can We De-Clutter Bulky Performance Reports?

October 2, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Are Sparklines Smart Lines?

September 25, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Managers Who Use KPIs For Evil, Not Good

September 18, 2012 by Stacey Barr

QUESTION: Where Can I Find Industry-Standard KPIs?

September 11, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Why Measures Don’t Have to be Precise

September 4, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Are You Getting The Wrong KPI Advice?

August 28, 2012 by Stacey Barr

QUESTION: How Do I Avoid a Dashboard of Laundry-List KPIs?

August 21, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Who Pays the Hidden Costs of Poor Performance?

August 14, 2012 by Stacey Barr

3 Catalysts to Speed Up the Readiness to Measure Performance

August 7, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #37 – Engaging Busy Scientists In Measuring The Impact Of Research

July 31, 2012 by Stacey Barr

QUESTION: How do you measure seemingly immeasurable work?

July 24, 2012 by Stacey Barr

7 Ways to Create Urgency for KPIs

July 17, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #36 – How to Get Everyone Measuring What Matters Most, Fast

July 10, 2012 by Stacey Barr

QUESTION: 5 Tactics to Fit KPIs Into Your Busy Schedule

July 3, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #35 – Soft Skills for KPI Success

June 27, 2012 by Stacey Barr

QUESTION: Retaining Your Team’s Performance Measurement Knowledge

June 19, 2012 by Stacey Barr

3 Tests of the Measurability of Your Goals

June 12, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #34 – A Text-Book Performance Measurement Implementation

June 5, 2012 by Stacey Barr

QUESTION: 4 Things More Important Than the KPI Terminology Debate

May 28, 2012 by Stacey Barr

How to document the rationale for your choice of KPIs

May 22, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #33 – PuMPing KPIs for the Balanced Scorecard

May 15, 2012 by Stacey Barr

CASE STUDY: Customer-Driven KPIs for a Billing Process

May 8, 2012 by Stacey Barr

QUESTION: How do you identify KPIs for lofty strategic goals?

May 1, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Is Profit The Ultimate Measure of Business Success?

April 24, 2012 by Stacey Barr

CASE STUDY: Side-Stepping Out of the Too-Many-Goals Rut

April 17, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #32 – Small Wins Grow the Buy-in to Performance Measurement

April 17, 2012 by Stacey Barr

3 good reasons to avoid indexes and scores

April 10, 2012 by Stacey Barr

QUESTION: How do you find the critical success factors to measure?

April 4, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Checklist of the criteria for excellent measures

March 27, 2012 by Stacey Barr

How Do You Measure Employee Performance?

March 20, 2012 by Stacey Barr

#88 Are your KPIs just a “TO DO LIST”?

March 6, 2012 by Stacey Barr

How to Structure Your KPI Project

February 21, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Why 8 Weeks for a KPI Project?

February 7, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #31 – Subscriber Q&A

February 7, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Where Are The Predictive KPIs?

January 17, 2012 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #30 – Finding Lead Indicators

January 17, 2012 by Stacey Barr

#84 Performance Measurement – From Awful to Awesome

December 20, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #29 – Performance Measurement’s Most Important Outcome

December 20, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Good, Bad and Downright Ugly KPIs

December 6, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #28 – Ugly Measures

December 6, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Why do YOU Measure Performance?

November 15, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #27 – The Continuous Improvement Philosophy

November 15, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Three Questions to Design Your KPI Reports

November 1, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #26 – Where the KPI Rubber Hits the Road

November 1, 2011 by Stacey Barr

#80 Should You Measure Your Mission?

October 18, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #25 – Mission-Critical Measurement

October 18, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Nine Ironman Tips For Performance Measurement Success

October 4, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #24 – What Sport Teaches Us About Measuring Performance

October 4, 2011 by Stacey Barr

What Exactly is KPI Alignment?

September 20, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #23 – Aligning KPIs to the Right Things

September 20, 2011 by Stacey Barr

How To Get A KPI Quick Win, Quickly

September 6, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #22 – Getting KPI Success, Sooner

September 6, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Nine Bad KPI Habits to Change

August 18, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #21 – Secrets to Getting KPIs Right

August 16, 2011 by Stacey Barr

#75 KPIs Should Make You Feel Uncomfortable!

August 3, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #20 – Are You Measuring to Thrive or Survive?

August 3, 2011 by Stacey Barr

#74 How Many KPIs Do You Need?

July 19, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #19 – Measure What You Should, Can and Will

July 19, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Are Your Goals Measure-Worthy?

July 5, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #18 – Weasely Goals Waste Your Time

July 5, 2011 by Stacey Barr

#72 My Measurement Success Mantras

June 21, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #17 – The Right Measurement Mindset

June 21, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Setting Sensible Targets For Your KPIs

June 7, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #16 – Reach For The Sky! (Target Setting)

June 7, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Five Steps For a Fast Performance Dashboard

May 17, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #15 – Easy, Bare-Bones Performance Dashboards

May 17, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Don’t Use KPIs in Employee Performance Appraisal

May 3, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #14 – When People and KPIs Collide

May 3, 2011 by Stacey Barr

#68 How to Handle the KPI Cynics

April 19, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #13 – From KPI Cynic to KPI Advocate

April 19, 2011 by Stacey Barr

What To Do When They Say “Our Work Is Too Unpredictable To Measure”

April 5, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #12 – Measuring The Hard Stuff

April 5, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #11 – What’s Choking Your KPI Implementation?

March 15, 2011 by Stacey Barr

#66 Three Things You MUST Have Before KPIs Can Work

March 15, 2011 by Stacey Barr

TEMPLATE: The PuMP® KPI Business Case

March 8, 2011 by Stacey Barr

At Least One Thing That Matters More Than Finding the Perfect KPI

February 28, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #10 – Features of Fabulous KPIs

February 28, 2011 by Stacey Barr

TOOL: The PuMP® Diagnostic Discussion

February 24, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Inspiring People to Make KPI Progress

February 15, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #9 – Keep People Engaged in Your KPI Project

February 15, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Seven Tips to Prepare Your Measures Team For Success

January 31, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #8 – Preparing for Successful Performance Measurement

January 31, 2011 by Stacey Barr

How to Make the Case For KPIs

January 18, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #7 – Planning Your KPI Project

January 18, 2011 by Stacey Barr

#61 Seven KPI New Year’s Resolutions

January 4, 2011 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #6 – Starting the Year on the Right KPI Foot

January 4, 2011 by Stacey Barr

#60 Five KPIs for Christmas?

December 21, 2010 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #5 – KPI Relevance Versus Feasibility

December 20, 2010 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #4 – Overcoming Objections to Measuring Performance

December 7, 2010 by Stacey Barr

#59 How to Rebut 3 Common Objections to Measuring Performance

December 7, 2010 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #3 – Making Sure Your KPI Graphs Don’t Suck

November 29, 2010 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #2 – How to do Simple and Actionable Customer Surveys

November 29, 2010 by Stacey Barr

10 Mindset Shifts to Unleash the Transformative Power of Performance Measurement

November 24, 2010 by Stacey Barr

Three Things You Need On Every KPI Graph

November 16, 2010 by Stacey Barr

A Dozen Tough Performance Measurement Questions, Answered.

November 8, 2010 by Stacey Barr

Podcast Episode #1 – Introduction and what is performance measurement, really?

November 4, 2010 by Stacey Barr

#57 Five Steps To Simple and Actionable Customer Surveys

November 2, 2010 by Stacey Barr

How to Get Buy-in Through Socialising Your Performance Measures

October 19, 2010 by Stacey Barr

Do Universally Perfect KPIs Exist?

October 5, 2010 by Stacey Barr

The 5 Essential Parts of a Dust-Repellent Strategic Plan

September 21, 2010 by Stacey Barr

#53 Who Needs Performance Measurement Skills In Your Organisation?

September 6, 2010 by Stacey Barr

The Secret To Get Buy-In To Performance Measurement

August 17, 2010 by Stacey Barr

How to Get Started with Performance Measurement Using a Punchy Pilot Approach

August 2, 2010 by Stacey Barr

#50 Seven Steps to PuMP Out Better Performance Measures

July 20, 2010 by Stacey Barr

Underperformance Needs A Relentless Solution Focus

July 7, 2010 by Stacey Barr

#48 KPI Data Integrity Depends on 5 Rs

June 15, 2010 by Stacey Barr

#47 The 7 Performance Signals to Look For in Your KPIs

June 1, 2010 by Stacey Barr

Why You Can’t Measure Your Performance Outcomes…

May 17, 2010 by Stacey Barr

#45 Five Principles For Performance Measurement Excellence (Lessons From Running)

May 4, 2010 by Stacey Barr

BOOK REVIEW: Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics, by Gary Cokins

April 23, 2010 by Stacey Barr

Do Your Colleagues Have the Wrong Idea About KPIs and Measurement?

April 20, 2010 by Stacey Barr

Where Is Your Performance Measurement Process Breaking Down? (Part 2 of 2)

April 6, 2010 by Stacey Barr

Where Is Your Performance Measurement Process Breaking Down? (Part 1 of 2)

March 15, 2010 by Stacey Barr

#41 Develop Your Authenticity As A Performance Measurement Expert

March 2, 2010 by Stacey Barr

#40 A Week in the Life of a Happy Performance Measurement Practitioner

February 16, 2010 by Stacey Barr

#39 QUIZ: Have You Got What It Takes To Be A Performance Measurement Leader?

February 12, 2010 by Stacey Barr

Do You Really Need A Corporate Performance Office?

January 18, 2010 by Stacey Barr

#37 The Third of Three Things I Don’t Like About The Balanced Scorecard (It’s not a measurement methodology)

January 8, 2010 by Stacey Barr

#36 The Second of Three Things I Don’t Like About The Balanced Scorecard (the perspectives are too limiting)

December 16, 2009 by Stacey Barr

The Most In-Demand Skills Performance Measurement Practitioners Need Now

December 14, 2009 by Stacey Barr

#35 The First of Three Things I Don’t Like About The Balanced Scorecard (It’s hard to cascade meaningfully)

November 30, 2009 by Stacey Barr

The 8 Steps to Build Buy-in to KPIs

November 17, 2009 by Stacey Barr

#33 Three Types of Performance Measure Relationships

November 4, 2009 by Stacey Barr

What’s So Special About Lead Indicators?

October 19, 2009 by Stacey Barr

Milestones Do Not Make Meaningful Performance Measures

October 5, 2009 by Stacey Barr

Measure Once, Cut Twice: How To Remove Duplication and Distrust From Your Performance Measures

September 15, 2009 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: Do your performance reports “stack up”?

September 14, 2009 by Stacey Barr

#29 Three Ways to Toss Those Time-Wasting Measures

September 1, 2009 by Stacey Barr

#28 Tackling 7 Common Objections to People Engaging in Performance Measures and KPIs

August 18, 2009 by Stacey Barr

#27 Should Performance Measurement Go On The Backburner When Times Get Tough?

August 4, 2009 by Stacey Barr

#26 How to Isolate the Effect of Your Strategy and Test its True Impact

July 21, 2009 by Stacey Barr

#25 Five Reasons Executives Support Performance Measurement

July 7, 2009 by Stacey Barr

Managing Up: How to Engage Managers & Executives to Measure What Matters

July 2, 2009 by Stacey Barr

#24 Your 9-Point Performance Culture Change Management Plan

June 16, 2009 by Stacey Barr

Five Steps to Find The Right Measures

June 3, 2009 by Stacey Barr

BOOK REVIEW: Chief Performance Officer, by Anthony Politano

May 20, 2009 by Stacey Barr

#22 Why Won’t People Commit To Their Goals?

May 19, 2009 by Stacey Barr

#21 Measuring For Collaboration, Not Competition

May 4, 2009 by Stacey Barr

BOOK REVIEW: How to Measure Anything, by Douglas Hubbard

April 26, 2009 by Stacey Barr

The Story In Your Performance Data

April 20, 2009 by Stacey Barr

Don’t Waste Time With Trivial Measures

April 7, 2009 by Stacey Barr

#18 Twenty-one Ways To Make Time For Measurement, Part 2

March 17, 2009 by Stacey Barr

#17 Twenty-One Ways To Make Time For Measurement, Part 1

March 3, 2009 by Stacey Barr

Accelerate The Buy-In With A Measures Team

February 16, 2009 by Stacey Barr

Activities, Outputs and Outcomes! Oh My!

February 3, 2009 by Stacey Barr

#14 WOW! What a Cool Performance Report!

January 19, 2009 by Stacey Barr

#13 Five Goals For The Performance Measure Practitioner

January 7, 2009 by Stacey Barr

How Would Santa Claus Measure His Performance?

December 16, 2008 by Stacey Barr

How Often Should You Track Your Measures?

December 1, 2008 by Stacey Barr

Selling The Value Of Measuring Performance

November 18, 2008 by Stacey Barr

#9 How To Make Measuring A Little Bit Sexier

November 3, 2008 by Stacey Barr

#8 Three Types of Powerful Process Measures

October 21, 2008 by Stacey Barr

Using Targets to Set Your Success Trajectory

October 7, 2008 by Stacey Barr

Do Your Results And Measures Need A Divorce?

September 18, 2008 by Stacey Barr

Measuring What You “Need” Versus What You “Can”

September 2, 2008 by Stacey Barr

#4 Engaging Managers To Measure: What Don’t They Know?

August 20, 2008 by Stacey Barr

How To Make Your Performance Measurement Plan Realistic

August 5, 2008 by Stacey Barr

BOOK REVIEW: Designing Metrics, by Dr. Bob Frost

August 5, 2008 by Stacey Barr

BOOK REVIEW: Transforming Performance Measurement, by Dean Spitzer

August 3, 2008 by Stacey Barr

Four Keys to Cascading Company KPIs to Individuals

July 18, 2008 by Stacey Barr

Seven Comebacks to “That’s not measurable!”

July 8, 2008 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: So you don’t trust your data…

February 29, 2008 by Stacey Barr

10 Key Lessons for Implementing KPIs, Interview with David Parmenter

February 12, 2008 by Stacey Barr

Making Dashboards Useful and Usable, Interview with Stephen Few

November 6, 2007 by Stacey Barr

INTERVIEW: Doug Hubbard, on imprecise measures

September 10, 2007 by Stacey Barr

How to Measure Anything, Interview with Doug Hubbard

September 4, 2007 by Stacey Barr

BOOK REVIEW: Measuring Performance, by Bob Frost

June 1, 2007 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: Ten biggest mistakes in managing organisational performance

April 22, 2007 by Stacey Barr

BOOK REVIEW: Performance Management: Finding the Missing Pieces, by Gary Cokins

April 15, 2007 by Stacey Barr

BOOK REVIEW: Abolishing Performance Appraisals, by Tom Coens and Mary Jenkins

March 2, 2007 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: 8 ways to make your survey useless

June 1, 2006 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: Are you aiming too high?

December 6, 2005 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: What to do with your ugly measures!

November 25, 2005 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: A simple way to measure customer satisfaction

November 9, 2005 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: Are you killing the buy-in?

November 1, 2005 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: The business questions your performance measures should answer

August 31, 2005 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: Are you cascading your strategy, or fragmenting it?

June 28, 2005 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: There’s no such thing as the performance measure stork!

June 28, 2005 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: Are you reacting to trends that aren’t really there?

May 31, 2005 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: Are you underestimating the performance measurement effort?

May 23, 2005 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: Are your decisions based on fact?

May 12, 2005 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: Do you listen to your performance measures?

May 12, 2005 by Stacey Barr

BOOK REVIEW: Performance Scorecards: Measuring the Right Things in the Real World, by Richard Chang and Mark Morgan

March 6, 2005 by Stacey Barr

BOOK REVIEW: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, by Edward Tufte

March 5, 2005 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: You didn’t use brainstorming to select your measures, did you?

February 16, 2005 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: Should you measure individual people’s performance?

August 19, 2004 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: Are you measuring something meaningful?

August 19, 2004 by Stacey Barr

ARTICLE: Traffic lighting: are you getting the right signals?

August 18, 2004 by Stacey Barr
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