Category Archives: budgets

Budgets: One Quarter Down – Three To Go

Now that we’ve gone past March 31st, which is the end of the first quarter for most organizations, it’s a good time to sit back, take a breath, and think about how the year-to-date tracking is reflecting on your strategy … Continue reading

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Take Turns Owning the Budget

If you don’t immediately see the connection between budgets and strategy, it’s probably time to take a turn at being in charge of it.

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Keeping the Momentum

It’s approaching the end of the calendar year. Looking back, many organizations have done their strategic planning in the second and third quarters. From there they shifted into budget-setting mode in the fourth. There now lurks a danger: entropy.

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When the Wish List is Too Long

So, it’s that time of year when strategies, business plans and budgets are being finalized for many organizations. It’s when the gnashing of teeth starts. Groups of people (usually senior leaders below the executive level) have spent quite a bit … Continue reading

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Getting Comfortable with Making Estimates

It’s that time of year. You’re proposing projects for 2012 and beyond for funding and resourcing. Finance is involved. Discomfort.

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Mid-year: Strategic Plans and Building Budgets

Like many organizations, you’re probably gearing up for the budget-build exercise for 2012. Seem early? Maybe, maybe not. There is typically a kind of approach that goes something like: first-cut bottom-up first-cut top-down second-cut bottom-up second-cut top-down What does this … Continue reading

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