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Business Planning & Performance Management Redesign

  Introduction  
  Transformed a traditional, low value added planning process into a management tool to drive improved business performance.
 
  Description  
  After a major merger, a client in the Entertainment industry believed the time was right to redesign its planning process as a means to speed expected synergies (which had been communicated to Wall Street). For this project we used our Rapid Redesign Approach to Planning (RRAP). We began by defining our objectives, determining what was in and out of scope, organizing a steering committee, and developing a project plan. Then we interviewed senior management and facilitated focus group, defined requirements of new process leveraging interview findings and extensive best practices database, recruited a high level cross functional team and led a series of five sessions to redesign the planning process. We then developed sub-project teams to implement various recommendations, and an implementation plan to roll the new process out company-wide. The new process incorporated aspects of Rolling Forecasts and Balanced Scorecards.  
  Results  
  Client achieved parent company established "stretch targets" for the first time in five years, and first year synergy goals were met. User survey indicated substantial improvement over previous process. Reduced cycle time by reducing rework, confusion, and last minute changes. Achieved buy-in and commitment into the process, and increased accountability and visibility.
 


 
  SOFTWARE SELECTION
  REDESIGN
  BALANCED SCORECARD
  BUTTONWOOD VP
  ROLLING FORECAST
  SOLUTION SELECTION
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