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"The purpose of From Cost to Performance Management is to index thespecific advantages and shortcomings of the most widely used costand performance management methodologies practiced today within thecontext of how organizations actually develop. It is time to stopusing the either-or viewpoints with cost and performancetheold and tired ‘either we contain costs or we improveperformance.’"
from the Preface
Few in business would deny the direct link between profits andprocess. Yet many still insist on erecting an impenetrable wallbetween cost and performance, pursuing expensive and time-consumingmethods for improving one while disregarding or even damagingdevelopment in the other.
From Cost to Performance Management treats cost and performanceas two sides of the same coin. Arguing that far from being opposingentities, cost and performance are in fact fundamentallyinterconnected and synergistic partners, this innovative bookprovides an application-oriented, value-driven examination ofcurrent cost and management approaches that:
To fully realize its potential, an organization mustlikeany living organismlearn, develop, and mature. From Cost toPerformance Management explains how to create a cost managementsystem (CMS) that directly interacts with operations and enablesgreater organizational maturity, in effect becoming anall-inclusive CPMSCost and Performance Management System.
Amid the hectic environment of starting and growing a business,too many executives separate cost concerns from performancemanagementa serious, potentially fatal error. From Cost toPerformance Management reveals how growing businesses can serveboth masters to develop profit and process systems and programsthat work with, instead of against each other, for the growth andsuccess of all.
1. Developmental Discipline In Cost and PerformanceManagement.
2. Cost Management: Control and Profitability.
3. Cost Types: Early Communication Attempts.
4. Standards, Budgets, and Forecasts: Learning to Compare andCoordinate.
5. Operational Resource Accounting: Learning New Rules andRoles.
6. Processes, Activities, and Resources: Shaping OrganizationalIdentity.
7. Intentional Tactics: Patterns, Participation, andPerformance.
8. Quantum Strategy: Release, Reliance, and Reversal.
9. Accounting for the Common Wealth.
Appendix A: The Basic Components and Terminology of aTraditional Income Statement.
Appendix B: A Simplified Traditional Balance Sheet Format.
Appendix C: Analysis with a Purpose.
Appendix D: ABM Concepts and Terms.
Appendix E: Recommended Reading.