Synopses & Reviews
Balanced Scorecards are one of the seminal business ideas to come from the 20th
century. They help organizations translate strategy into action. Operational dashboards enable managers to monitor operations and tactics. Balanced Scorecards and operational dashboards are in high use and high demand in for profit and non-profit organizations. The primary tool used to create Balanced Scorecards and operational dashboards is Microsoft Excel. Even in enterprise-level business intelligence and performance management systems the first step is often to build prototypes using Microsoft Excel. Although Microsoft Excel is widely used for developing scorecards and dashboards, most developers become frustrated and do not develop adequate or maintainable solutions.
Using the advanced office book packaging (Excel Advanced Report Development), this title will show medium and advanced level Microsoft Excel users how to create robust, maintainable and dynamically updated scorecards and dashboards. No other book covers both scorecards anddashboards withExcel. This book will cover several versions of Excel, so companies who have not yet upgraded to 2007 will still find this book useful and applicable for data visualization and overall business strategy. While there are many books devoted to Balanced Scorecards, operational dashboards, performance management and data visualization, there are no books focused on how to combine those and then implement them in Microsoft Excel.
The first part of the book will discuss the management process that leads up to software development, including interviews, process and strategy mapping, identifying metrics, etc. Then the book delves into the development and maintenance of the balanced scorecards and operational dashboards using Excel. The book will possibly include an introduction from Dr. Kaplan and Dr. Norton, the originators of Balanced Scorecards, or Paul Niven, author of numerous books on Balanced Scorecards. Ron Person has consulting and speaking engagements all over the country on this topic and plans to use the book as the centerpiece of his discussions.
"This title is a guide to how an organization can create competitive advantage by successfully executing strategy and accelerating performance." (Accountancy Ireland, October 2010)
Created in Excel, balanced scorecards enable you to monitor operations and tactics, while operational dashboards is a set of indicators regarding the state of a business metric or process—both features are in high demand for many large organizations. This book serves as the first guide to focus on combining the benefits of balanced scorecards, operational dashboards, performance managements, and data visualization and then implement them in Microsoft Excel.
Create Balanced Scorecards and operational dashboards that drive success
Balanced Scorecards help organizations clarify their strategy, translate strategy into action, and successfully execute their strategy. Operational dashboards are critical for monitoring and managing high performance.
This book is a guide for those who define and build these business performance tools: executive sponsors, operational managers, facilitators, and Excel developers. Based on years of experience, these step-by-step methods will help you develop Balanced Scorecards and operational dashboards that drive strategic execution and operational performance.
Write a strategic Destination Statement that clarifies your vision
Build a Strategy Map illustrating strategic objectives and the causal links that drive success
Map operational processes to identify leverage points with the greatest impact
Identify the "critical few" metrics that drive and measure success
Gain buy-in with Tactical Action Plans and Implementation Plans
Build impressive, dynamic Excel scorecards and dashboards using only spreadsheet functions
Build powerful charts and analyses that aid business decision making
Develop portable Balanced Scorecards that are secure and easy to maintain
Companion Web site
Download free Excel sample files at www.wiley.com/go/scorecardsanddashboardswithexcel. You can also find additional resources on Balanced Scorecards and operational dashboards at www.torconsulting.com
About the Author
Ron Person is Managing Director of Tor Consulting, Inc., a firm passionately dedicated to helping organizations execute their strategy and build measurable high performance. He is certified as a Balanced Scorecard consultant through the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative founded by Drs. Kaplan and Norton, founders of the Balanced Scorecard, and he is a member of the California Awards for Performance Excellence Board of Examiners, 2008 (California's Malcolm Baldridge Award). Ron's clients span a wide range of industries in the U.S. and internationally.
Table of Contents
Part I Strategic Performance with Balanced Scorecards.
Chapter 1 Accelerating Strategic Performance.
Chapter 2 Developing Your Strategic Foundation.
Chapter 3 Preparing to Build Your Balanced Scorecard.
Chapter 4 Step-by-Step to Building Your Strategy Map.
Chapter 5 Step-by-Step from Strategy to Action.
Chapter 6 Step-by-Step to Selecting Metrics and Setting Targets.
Chapter 7 Step-by-Step to Developing Your Implementation Plan.
Chapter 8 Step-by-Step to Roll-Out and Strategic Reviews.
Part II Operational Performance with Dashboards.
Chapter 9 Developing Executive and Operational Dashboards.
Chapter 10 Mapping Your Operational Processes.
Chapter 11 Identifying Critical Metrics and Key Performance Indicators.
Part III Building Maps, Scorecards and Dashboards.
Chapter 12 Creating Dashboards for Decision Making.
Chapter 13 Drawing Process and Strategy Maps.
Chapter 14 Using Microsoft Excel for Balanced Scorecards and Dashboards.
Chapter 15 Text-Based Dashboards.
Chapter 16 Custom Labels and Formatting.
Chapter 17 Working with Data That Changes Size.
Chapter 18 Working with Lists and Tables of Data.
Chapter 19 Creating Miniature Charts and Tables.
Chapter 20 Controlling Charts with Menus, Combo Boxes, and Buttons.
Chapter 21 Working with PivotTables.
Chapter 22 Smoothing Data and Forecasting Trends.
Chapter 23 Identifying Targets and Displaying Alerts.
Chapter 24 Building Powerful Decision Making Charts.
Chapter 25 Drilling to Detail.
Chapter 26 Using Excel Add-Ins for Extra Capabilities.
Chapter 27 Finishing Touches.
Chapter 28 Data Integration Methods.
Chapter 29 Publishing Balanced Scorecards and Dashboards.