With the end of 2013 fast approaching many of us, including myself, will take the time to review the year that was. Did we achieve what we planned to? Are the goals that we set at the beginning of the year on track? Have the projects that we’ve delivered been successful?

I’m sure you’ve read plenty of advice and information about the importance of goal setting and how it contributes to success. One of the key factors for success at work is ensuring that those goals are aligned with the business strategy. Equally important in my eyes is how you track and report on those goals and communicate progress. Not only at the end of the project, or the end of the year, but on an ongoing basis.

From my point of view, this means having the right tools and solution in place to support business alignment and strategic goals. This will provide robust metrics to generate useful and relevant reports as well as business intelligence outputs. It is also equally important to have the right training to use these tools effectively.

Of course once your goals are achieved it’s also important to celebrate success. And on that note I was thrilled that Prescience Technology was recognised as the 2013 Oracle Excellence Award Partner of the Year: Primavera – Australia New Zealand. This is a great achievement for the Prescience team and I’d like to thank our clients, partners and supporters who helped us get there.

As you reflect on the past year and make plans for 2014, I hope you find these articles of interest. And if we can do anything to help you achieve the goals you have set for your business, we would love to hear from you.