Collaborative Business Planning (CBP) supports an integrated resource management approach where strategic, operational, and financial teams share information to develop business process models that accurately describe and forecast impacts of organizational change. Key to this approach is understanding and improving operational throughputs and efficiencies. As a result, these models help identify cost reduction opportunities while retaining the quality and service levels of an organization’s outputs, whether they are defined as programs, products or services.
This two-day workshop, (delivered in 4 successive 1/2 day sessions) was developed by Landmark Decisions and co-hosted by CloseReach, is offered to assist organizations better understand the critical success factors associated with driving a “Business Process Improvement” culture in their organizations. Through the use of real-world examples and an interactive “hands-on” case study, participants come away with “ready to apply” tips, techniques, and templates to either initiate or enhance efficiency or operational/service costing initiatives in their own organizations.
This workshop provides foundational training on developing high quality business process/cost management content. It also demonstrates how leading-edge ABP software like CBP can be used to help organizations better collaborate to improve organizational performance. It will benefit:
Key Opportunities for Improved Operational Costing
Linking Operational Planning and Strategy Execution
Fundamentals of Activity-Based Planning (ABP)
The Eight Steps to Implementing ABP
The Role and Value of ABP Technology
Initiating, Aligning and Sustaining ABP Models
Mike Haley, M.Sc., is President of Landmark Decisions Inc., a Canadian niche consulting firm providing worldwide “performance alignment” facilitation, training, and implementation services. Mike has over 25 years’ experience in developing and delivering professional training on strategic and operational planning and cost modeling techniques which help public-sector organizations improve their business decision-making capacity.
Public sector clients have included Canadian Coast Guard, Health Canada, Transport Canada, Treasury Board Secretariat, Veterans Affairs, University of Sydney (AUS), US Navy, and various departments in the New Zealand government. Mike has also worked with private-sector clients such as Air Canada, Bell Aliant, Kroger Foods, Maersk-Sealand, Pfizer, and Telekom Malaysia.
A frequent speaker/lecturer on topics of operational costing and performance reporting, Mike also serves on the Board of the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Financial Management Institute of Canada (FMI.ca), a Canadian not-for-profit volunteer association focused on knowledge sharing in all aspects of public sector financial management.