Accelerate Performance through Planning: Best Practices for Achieving Value

(Part 3 of a 3-part blog series) Preparations for the 2018 budgeting process are underway in financial institutions. Few people relish the experience, which is often characterized by long hours and vast differences between the future financial performance executive stakeholders want and what management can deliver. Aligning strategic plans with tactical plans and associated budgets often does not occur or the linkages among these pieces are weak.

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Accelerate Performance through Planning: How to Ensure Your Creation of a Data-Driven Plan

(Part 2 of a 3-part blog series) Financial institutions with effectively developed and executed strategic plans have a clear competitive advantage, but such institutions are all too limited in number. Leaders often cite the lack of appropriate data and tools as a reason that strategic initiatives lose momentum amid the daily “fire drills” in financial institutions.