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Key Performance Indicators: Developing, Implementing, and Using Winning KPIs, 3rd Edition by David Parmenter

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Appendix EPerformance Measures Database

The key performance indicator (KPI) team will have gathered and recorded performance measures from information gained from discussions held with senior management, revisiting company archives, reviewing monthly reports, and external research. In addition, teams will, during workshop sessions, ascertained new performance measures they wish to use.

These identified performance measures need to be recorded, collated, and modified in a database that is available to all staff. This database will have a read-only facility for all employees. Amendment is permitted only by team coordinators (restricted to their area) and the KPI team (unlimited restriction).

The following tables are a listing of performance measures to help start this process off. They will be a valuable resource when looking at performance measures during brainstorming sessions. You can acquire this database electronically from www.davidparmenter.com (for a small fee).

In this edition I have been influenced by Stacey Barr's work and agree that it is beneficial to evaluate potential measures by asking two questions for each potential measure:

  1. How strong an indicator of performance is this measure (5 = very strong, 1 = very weak)?
  2. How feasible will it be to actually measure this (5 = very easy as will already be system generated or will be able to be gathered through minimal effort, 3 = special request will be required to gather data, 1 = very difficult to gather data)?

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