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Stacey Barr

Stacey Barr

Performance Measure Specialist

Australia | Professional Services - Training, Coaching

A Definition of What a Performance Measure Really Is

Posted over 4 years ago, 1 comment
Forget about the SMART acronym. SMART means specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. It’s a very good framework to test that your goals are well-formed. BUT, it’s most certainly not a framework for making sure your performance measures are well-formed.
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The Big Gaping Hole in Business Intelligence

Posted over 4 years ago, 1 comment
Business Intelligence vendors are all about Big Data, Analytics and agile BI. They have all the answers for how to manage, analyse and report data faster and fancier, to enhance performance management. But are they really performance management experts?
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How Can We De-Clutter Bulky Performance Reports?

Posted over 4 years ago, 4 comments
It’s getting close to becoming a natural law of performance management that performance reports only know how to grow, not how to shrink. Despite the fact that we all know large reports just won’t be read, we still struggle to take information out of them.
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Are Sparklines Smart Lines?

Posted over 4 years ago, 6 comments
They’re so hot right now, sparklines. They thankfully bring some sanity to performance dashboards (goodbye goofy gauges). But they do have a limitation no-one seems to be talking about…
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Managers Who Use KPIs For Evil, Not Good

Posted over 4 years ago, 2 comments
There are still managers around who think that the way to make performance improve is to hit people over the head with KPIs or performance measures. We know they’re doing far more harm than good, but what can we do to stop them?
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