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Looking for some information, insight, and advice about strategic performance management and the software that automates it all? The resources on this page have been curated just for students.

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Articles

Check out our educational articles about organizational performance management.

Videos & Webinars

View our carefully curated library of informational and how-to videos.

Extras

From books by experts to recommended reads, you’ll find our Extras to be eye-opening.

Test Drive

Test drive Spider Impact in a sample environment. We’ll provide your road map.

Articles to get you started

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Example KPIs

Regardless of whether you call them KPIs, metrics, or measures, deciding what you want to track is one of the hardest parts of performance management. We've put together example KPIs by industry and department to help get you started.

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What is a Balanced Scorecard?

The Balanced Scorecard is a management system for improving performance. It’s a way of looking at your organization that focuses on your big-picture strategic goals. It also helps you choose the right things to measure so that you can reach those goals.

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What is a Strategy Map?

A Strategy Map is a diagram that shows your organization's strategy on a single page. It’s great for quickly communicating big-picture objectives to everyone in the company.

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What is Earned Value Management?

Earned value management (EVM) is a project management technique. It helps you predict whether your initiatives will be finished on time and within budget.

Videos and Webinars

Extras

From books by experts to recommended reads, our Extras provide you with excellent insight.

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Measure What Matters

Venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth.

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Having Trouble with Your Strategy? Then Map It

A detailed look at what strategy maps are, how they're constructed, and how they can give clear goals to all employees throughout any organization.

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Developing Key Performance Indicators

The basics of how to form appropriate KPIs for your project and use them to manage the performance of your strategic plan.

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Book

Measuring Success

A Practical Guide to KPIs - An indispensable tool for anyone with the ambition to affect change — from new managers to seasoned leaders.

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A History of the Balanced Scorecard

The Origin of the Balanced Scorecard - A visual summary explaining what the Balanced Scorecard is, how it relates to business, and how it can boost performance management.

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The Advantage

Patrick Lencioni argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are.

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What is the Balanced Scorecard?

The balanced scorecard is a strategic planning and performance management framework that tracks financial and non-financial measures to determine an organization’s effectiveness.

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What is Earned Value Management?

EVM is a management approach which upon incorporating into any type of program – provides all levels of management with early visibility into cost and time related problems.

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Spider Impact Test Drive for Students

You may not be in the market for performance management software yet, but you’re still welcome to see how our software works. Just fill out this form, and we’ll email you a login to try Spider Impact for yourself.

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