Imagine driving performance to new heights

Imagine your organisation achieving its Big Hairy Audacious Goals. Imagine an organisation on the pathway from good to great. This website will offer you methodologies to fix the common problems with performance management that will have a profound impact on your organisation and on your career.

We can make this a reality. I’m David Parmenter, and I teach how to develop winning KPIs, ascertain your organisation’s critical success factors, replace the annual planning process with quarterly rolling planning, implement lean finance team processes and adopt winning leadership traits. I’ve delivered workshops and key note addresses in 30 countries. Companies where I have delivered in-house workshops include European Space Agency, Australian Post, Lloyds of London, Open University, and the Singapore government (Peoples Association) and more.

I have two day, one day master classes and different in-house training options including web based training for your team to get you and your organisation on the journey. So either attend one of my public courses, book me for your conference, or get me to deliver an in-house workshop.

What are my courses like? Read what delegates say. Start today by reading my books and listen to some recorded speeches.

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Courses to be presented in June New Zealand 2015

LEAN finance team processes
Christchurch 23 July – Extra Course
Create a lean accounting function with improved processes and eye catching reporting. Implement lean methods and become a future ready finance team. Finance team’s processes are often reflection of the past. Many activities are performed because they were done last week, last month, last quarter. Cutting edge methods have been implemented around the world by your peers. They report their month end within three working days, complete annual plans in two weeks, have the auditors out of their hair in the third week of the first month. They are only spending around 30% of their time on the past. They are future ready. Come to this course, and I will help you on your journey to becoming a truly great finance team. Fee $1,000 incl. GST


Reporting Swiftly Informatively and Error Free (One Day Course)Eliminating time out of the reporting process is the first step along the journey to becoming a lean finance team.
Auckland – NorthAuckland – SouthChristchurchDunedinWellington
15 September 201517 September 20159 October 20157 October 201514 September 2015
Do you want to complete month-end reporting by three working days and error free? If yes, then register for this must attend course.Early bird fee (before 20 August 2015) $890 incl. GSTStandard fee (after 20 August 2015) $1,000 incl. GST
LEARNING OUTCOMESUpon attending you will be able to:• complete your next month-end by three working days, error free

• adopt agile techniques to re-engineer processes.

• deliver informative reports that help decision making.

• carry forward the efficiencies of quick month end reporting into the annual accounts preparations.

Courses to be presented in October 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Workshop Title Duration & PriceOctober 2015
Secrets from Lean Accounting TeamsFull day registration Training fee @ RM3,050 + GST 6% (RM 3,233.00)
Premier Plus @ RM8,550.00 + GST 6% (RM 9,063.00) for a group registration of 3 delegates
Whilst most corporate accountants are aware of the revolution of lean few have realized the profound impact it
has on the accounting function. The pioneers of LEAN accounting have now blazed a pathway that all corporate accountants need to walk along.
This course will cover the secrets from Lean accounting
teams who:

  • Finish their month-end within 2 days instead of two weeks
  • Have time to walkabout instead of working behind a shut door
  • Complete an annual plan inside 3 weeks instead of 3 months (both will be wrong!)

Masterclass: Winning KPIsTwo day Masterclass. Training fee @ RM4,650 + GST 6% (RM 4,929.00) Premier Plus @ RM13,200.00 + GST 6% (RM 13,992.00) for a group registration of 3 delegates from the same company.20-21 0CTOBER PULLMAN HOTEL BANGSAR KLOrganizations with over 20 KPIs lack focus, lack alignment and underachieve. David Parmenter believes there are normally fewer than 10 true KPIs in an organization and these should be measured and reported on daily, or at least weekly. In this workshop David will explain
that there are four types of performance measures and choosing the right mix is crucial for effective measurement and control.Covering the latest thinking on KPIs, and based on David’s Internationally recognized work and his two KPI books,this masterclass will give you insights and a practical step by step methodology to rediscover your critical success factors and the underpinning winning key performance indicators.This course will address the common issues of how you measures subjective areas, how KPIs can assist in a change process, where KPIs link to strategy, what measures should I use in the sales and operational areas,how to ascertain measures and why SMART measures do not necessarily work.



Reporting Swiftly Informatively and Error Free Eliminating time out of the reporting process is the first step along the journey to becoming a lean finance team.
14 August, 2015 (90 minutes) – 10.30am-noon21 August, 2015
(90 minutes) – 10.30am-noon
Do you want to complete month-end reporting by three working days and error free? If yes, then register for this must attend course. Fee $200 incl. GST
KEY BENEFITSFinance teams are spending far too much time on month-end reporting. The monthly reports are often merely memorandums of information, taken home in the briefcase by the executives and only scanned. If your month-end takes more than three days, and the monthly management reports are too large and
not error free, then this is a must attend webinar series.


Outline to the Reporting Swiftly, informatively and Error Free Register now!11am on 7 August
Register now to attend a FREE 50 minute webcast to be run at 11am on 7 August. David Parmenter will overview the content of the one day course and webinar series while at the same time covering some quick wins to speed up your month-end


Common problems with Performance Management

Performance management has been much misunderstood, misused, and abused, thereby preventing too many organizations from reaching their potential Read more. Is your organisation succeeding in spite of the annual planning process rather than because of it? Read more Is performance related pay encouraging dysfunctional behaviour? Read more Are teams and divisions working hard on their own agendas which are contrary to the strategic direction? Read more Does your organisation have a history or late and/ or failed projects? Read more Are KPIs leading to dysfunctional behaviour? Read more Is your finance team more backroom rather than leading change in the organisation? Read more


What does David offer you to help with your implementation?

Running an in-house workshops

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