Archive for the ‘John Miller’ Category


23 – Big Data

Business Data Computers have made a huge difference in our business lives. We collect data, analyze data, make reports from data, manage data, and, at times, cuss data. But really, are we use it or it data using us? Big Data John Miller illustrates the changes and challenges in data acquisition, analysis and use. Opportunities […]

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22 – Alternatives To Budget Cuts

Budget Alternatives With budget season upon us again, how do we make this process more rewarding and less painful. Alternatives to Budget Cuts Elaine Jones reveals how target cost eliminates across the board budget cuts. Overly Optimistic Budgets John Miller responds to a viewer’s frustration with his company’s overly optimistic budgets and the annual pain […]

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19 – Predicting The Future

Predicting The Future Predicting the future is the holy grail of business management. Everyone wants a well polished crystal ball to reveal their future. Predictive Analytics John Miller exposes the value of Predictive Analytics in predicting performance. How To Manage Costs Alan Stratton answers a viewer’s question “How To Manage Costs” and why they’re late […]

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18 – Target Cost For Service Businesses

We’re In The Service Sector — So We’re different Are service businesses so much different than manufacturing?  Under the hood, we’re more alike than different. Target Costing for Services Elaine Jones reveals how service businesses use target costing to design their service offerings. Healthcare Costs John Miller answer the critical question of the real cost […]

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14 – People – Still the Foundation for Business

People – Still the Foundation for Business Despite advances in technology, people are still how business gets done and are the key to profits. How People Learn John Miller explores the drastically differently ways that people learn and how these affect our ability to effectively manage business matters. Resource Drivers & Activity Drivers for Service […]

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#11 – Short Cycle Budgeting and Business Performance Measures

Performance Management Edge, the Web TV program giving you information, tips, and advice to better manage your business profitably. In this episode: The Budget Marathon While planning and budgeting are essential business practices, few other management practices are more maligned. For far too many people, budgets have little value and are obsolete the first day […]

Complete transcript available HERE or as closed caption in video.

#8 – Rolling Forecasts Versus Budgets

Performance Management Edge, the Web TV program giving you information, tips, and advice to better manage your business profitably. In this episode: Budget Relief Relieved when the budget process is completed? You’re not alone. Whether you’re a finance or operations person, either is relieved when it is over and questions the value of an outdated […]

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#7 – A Language Based Perspective on Budgets

Performance Management Edge, the Web TV program giving you information, tips, and advice to better manage your business profitably. In this episode: Necessity is the mother of invention While necessity is the mother of invention, how do we apply this to business. In business, we have to allocate scarce resources often via our budget. But […]

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#6 – Target Cost – An Early Cost Reduction Process

Performance Management Edge is the Web TV program giving you information, tips, and advice to better manage your business profitably. In this Special Edition episode: Target Cost – An Early Cost Reduction Process 70% to 80% of product or service cost is determined by decisions made while in early design. Decisions locked in at this […]

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#2 – The SEC 10K Treasure Chest

Introducing Performance Management Edge, a Web TV program that gives you information,tips, and advice to better manage your business profitably. In this episode: A Failure to Manage Companies that attempt to manage with broad edicts such as “No Travel” demonstrate that they lack the understanding to truly manage their business. The 10K Treasure Chest Most […]

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