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A method and system for the drafting of objectives in a performance management system.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000181712D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Apr-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Apr-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method and system for the drafting of objectives in a performance management system.

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A method and system for the drafting of objectives in a performance management

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This system assists organizations in securing the alignment of objectives across an organization during a planning cycle. There are many tools that can track tasks and goals but this concept facilitates the process of securing a new plan while the existing plan is still executing.
1. The system will have the capability for supporting one or more Draft Plans . A Draft Plan will have a descriptive name. Ie: 2009 Execution Plan, New Sales Plan, etc.
2. Any user that contributes to the Draft Plan will have a draft Scorecard associated with the Draft Plan. They may add objectives and linkages to the draft Scorecard in the same manner they would with a scorecard that is not in draft mode .
3. It is expected that users will update and change objectives and linkages often during the planning process as they negotiate and collaborate on the right objectives and linkages.
4. The Draft Plan will have one or more owners that will be able to look at the progress of the planning and see all associated scorecards , objectives and linkages.
5. At a specified date, or upon the Plan Owner executing a specific command in the system, the Draft Plan will become a Committed Plan . Committed Plans will have an execution date on which they will become active . Committed Plans cannot be changed by the end user.
6. Existing objectives and linkages may be replaced or augmented with these new objectives and linkages from the Committed Plan on the execution date .

This concept could be implemented in any system used for tracking metrics between different owners. Its use is not restricted to a single enterprise as it could be used to secure agreement across a trading network or any environment where agreement on objective and the associated metric needs to be agreed upon...