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Enterprise Performance Management Done Right: An Operating System for Your Organization [Digital]

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  • ISBN-10: 1118417135
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118417133
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Education on Enterprise Performance Management April 1, 2013
Ron Dimon's book reinforces what I have been saying and writing for many years - that EPM is a structured, process-oriented discipline and that it is not just a Finance or IT initiative. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of examples Ron cites where EPM can be used in Sales and Marketing which are not a traditionally recognized focus area for EPM. But it should be because one purpose among many is that EPM leads to profitable revenue growth.

Ron presents a common-sense EPM framework that can be easily understood by any business professional to guide more insightful, fact-based decision making. I firmly believe that anything that can be done to improve the adoption rate of EPM and its strategic importance is worth doing. Ron's book builds the needed business case for EPM ROI.

Gary Cokins
[...]Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics (Wiley and SAS Business Series)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Business Book I can relate to! April 4, 2013
Well done!!!
I especially liked the process of answering those fundamental business questions. That's what systems are supposed to do for executives: support us in delivering what we promised customers, employees, partners, and shareholders. This book shows more of a discipline for closing the loop between where we are, where we want to be, and how to get there. Well written and jargon free (I confess, I'm not an IT guy, I'm a business guy), this was a good read on ways to approach improving the P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow and getting everyone to row in the same direction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars To Model is to Debate October 28, 2013
Title: To Model is To Debate
When I model a business I ask a lot of what-if questions. I want the answers to be based on facts and where there are assumptions I want them exposed and debated. I think this is one of the most under-appreciated areas of managing performance - and this book has it as one of the cornerstones of its framework. It is intellectually honest. Taking what you do in business modeling and scenario planning and feeding that into annual operating plans and forecasts is a must-have for organizations that want to get better at what they do, and that want to "best compete for the world and for the future." Lots to think about in this wide-ranging book, that helps bring more certainty into the planning process, which is particularly crucial in this era of high uncertainty both nationally and globally.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What took Ron so long? July 19, 2013
By frank
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
"It's about time", is what I thought when I saw Ron Dimon's book on Enterprise Performance Management. Ron is one of the world's leading experts in the field. His experience is extensive, but - and this is a special bit - he is not absorbed by the topic itself, he stands above it.

"Enterprise Performance Management Done Right" is an easy read without watering the topic down and without any marketing hyperbole. The book is structured well so it is easy to find things back (which given the breadth and depth of the book I suspect is what you'll find yourself doing as a reader).

Although the subtitle, "An Operating System for Your Organization" could lead to the assumption that the books is full of process, governance and other conceptual matters, this is not really the case. It is all there, but mostly with a human touch. In Ron's very inclusive writing style, in his observations ("Information is consumed by people", "sales people are bilingual", "gaming the system"), but where it did strike me most is in Ron's framework, that has a phase called "Debate". REFRESHING thinking, after the endless variation on plan-do-check-adjust.

Performance management is about people working together, trying to make sense out of what is going on inside and outside the organization.

Oh, and more more thing. I agree with Ron, let's make strategy fun.

Frank Buytendijk
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5.0 out of 5 stars Context is king April 25, 2013
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Having been involved in myriad technology development and delivery initiatives in my career, I can say that one of the most important things in any systems approach is to understand the context first. Ron's book helps business managers understand the context of performance, including how the parts fit together and how to get from facts to decisions to actions that actually "move the needle." This book covers a lot of ground and gives you food for thought in areas you may not have included under the enterprise performance management or business intelligence umbrellas. Recommended for any business manager or leader who is interested in out-performing the competition.
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