Users Apply Balanced Scorecard for the Personal Tasks

Balanced Scorecard, strategy map, and KPIs sound like something that only top manager of international company can use. Some of our users share their experience about applying Balanced Scorecard and related ideas in their personal project and daily life tasks.

Balanced Scorecard helps to follow personal goals

Being active in the business world as a consultant and tutor, I work especially on issues of project based organizations.

Actually, I am currently engaged with the strategic planning and implementation in our company based on BSC system. We are going to see this system as a new field in our company services. As for the tool,  it impressed me so much. When I saw the BSC Designer Light edition I have applied this technique to my personal life! Actually by applying this software in my life I feel more enthusiastic to follow my personal goals and I think it could be a good appetizer to make your life change. As you know one of the key success factors in achieving personal goals is to make them tangible and BSC Designer will do that for you.

Ruhollah Ashrafian, MBA
Rahbaran System Rastak Consulting Company

A note from developers

Thank you for sharing your personal experience about the Balanced Scorecard. The Balanced Scorecard concept was initially suggested as a business performance management framework, but I don’t see any obstacle for using the ideas of this concept for personal goals as well.

I think these two articles will be really useful for these who want to try using BSC for personal goals management:

Basically, the idea is the same. Map main goals, find out and show on the strategy map how these goals are interconnected, and come up with meaningful KPIs to see if you are just doing something, or actually is moving towards your goals.

I’m sure this will work for you and for other business professionals. Also, I believe that those who tried the BSC method for personal goals will be able to successfully implement key ideas into a business scorecard. Everything starts small, first a business consultant finds out that BSC is beneficial for personal goals, then he or she is able to explain this concept better to colleagues and top management.

In BSC Designer Light there are only basic functions that are limited to KPI management. Still it is better to use this freeware software than trying to manage KPIs in Excel. Compared to the Light edition, PRO and Standard editions offer much more flexibility and functionality.

Planning and solving personal goals with Balanced Scorecard

I’m solving both personal goals for 2010 and some basic professional scorecard tasks with your product.

Haluk, Project Manager, HMK, Turkey

BSC Designer is definitely a user friendly program, it is not only serving what you request, but at the same time, directing you to more details that you need to have on a scorecard. For those you know about Balanced Scorecard the program will provide all necessary means to maintain their scorecard projects. These who are looking to start a scorecard project will also achieve satisfying results quickly with this software.

A note from developers

Hello, Haluk! Nice to see you among users of BSC Designer. You mentioned that you used the product to solve your personal goals – you are not alone in this! I’ve recently commented on a feedback from another user of BSC Designer (see above). He applied the software to follow his personal goals.

It would be interesting to hear from you more about how BSC Designer helped you to achieve your goals in 2010. I’m particularly interested in comparison of BSC Designer with other popular tools, such as MS Excel. We know that Excel is not suitable for a large scale scorecard projects, but probably it is enough for managing personal goals.

I feel more enthusiastic to follow my personal goals

BSC Designer impressed me so much when I saw how it applies the Balanced Scorecard technique to personal life! Actually by applying this software in my life I feel more enthusiastic to follow my personal goals and I think it could be a good appetizer to make your life changed. As you know one of the key success factors in achieving personal goals is to make them tangible and BSC Designer will do it for you.  More case studies…

Ruhollah Ashrafian, MBA
Rahbaran System Rastak Consulting Company

A note from developers

Planning and strategic vision are all important for any company that wants to succeed in the market and gain competitive advantage there.  But any business is run by people who have their own preferences in life.

Of course, business goals are different as compared to personal goals.  Life is so versatile and unpredictable.  You never know what happens tomorrow, but still planning is important for those individuals striving to make their lives a complete success.

At a first glance, it may seem ridiculously and even funny, but the concept of Balanced Scorecard can be easily applied in the area of personal planning and development.  As already said above, every individual has different goals in different spheres of life.  People have jobs, families, hobbies and friends.  Naturally, every individual wants to make great achievements in life.  At that, these achievements and improvements differ throughout different spheres of life.

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