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.

David Parmenter Winning CFOs Series


2016 Tour Programme


This is an indication of my Speaking Tour Programme for 2016. I always endeavour to fit five to eight speaking days in any one tour.
January – February- MarchNew Zealand, Australia (Possibly Asia)
AprilUK, Asia (Possibly USA)
MayUSA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia
JuneNew Zealand
July, AugustNew Zealand, Australia, Asia
SeptemberUK, Asia (Possibly USA)
OctoberNew Zealand, USA
November, DecemberNew Zealand, Australia
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Recorded Webcasts Available for Purchase

LEAN Planning and Forecasting for the 21st Century Learn how LEAN organisations are producing their annual plan within two weeks and moving to a quarterly rolling planning process.
Session 1: 19 November 2015 – How out of date thinking is driving the process (90 minutes)Session 2: 26 November 2015 – Sorting out the annual planning processSession 3: 18 February 2016 – Sorting out the forecasting process
Learning Outcomes On completion of this webinar series you will be able to:

- recognise the need for change

- formulate a strategic way forward

- redesign your planning and forecasting to make your organisation future ready

Participants will receive a comprehensive checklist and two invaluable course papers for practical reference. For a competitive group rate for 3+ attendees email group rate.


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.
Session 1 (90 minutes)Session 2 (90 minutes)
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.


Free Webinar

IBM Commissioned Whitepapers

(See links below for extracts)

How to Implement a Planning Tool and Get It Right

How to sell the concept to the senior management team

How finance teams can help their organisation get future ready

The new thinking on KPIs IBM paper

IBM have commissioned me to write four papers which are available on their website for free. Goto and search “Parmenter” and you will find the links to the whitepapers.


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

What does David Specialize in?


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