AHP-OS Quick Reference Guide

As I know from my own experience, manuals are seldomly read. On the other hand, a short guideline to complex software can be helpful, to use it effectively. I summarised the main menus of AHP-OS in a four page quick reference guide. The full manual is still available from the AHP-OS entry page (needs update …), and all details regarding methods and calculations are shown in my working paper about the AHP-OS software implemetation.


BPMSG – One Year On-line

After being on-line with the website for 1 year, it’s time to change the entry page!

Here, on BPMSG.com you will find a couple of interesting articles related to business performance management, from a more practical than theoretical point of view.

Topics covered range from

A new topic was introduced just recently: “Value-driven leadership”. I started with a general article, and added a personality profiling tool (NEO-select). If interested, you might participate and send back the completed questionnaire to get a full report.

In the section other stuff  I post other interesting information, not fitting to the main topic of the site. For example a nice video of the olive-backed sunbird, a review of the Sennheiser Bluetooth Headset etc.

BPMSG stands for Business Performance Management Singapore. As of now, it is a non-commercial website, and information is shared for educational purposes. Please see licensing conditions and terms of use.

Please also be so kind, if you use parts in your web-site or blog, to give credit and a link to my site. I hope you will find some useful information, let me know your feedback or contact me directly for any suggestions.

Klaus Goepel, Mar 2012

about the author

Value Driven Leadership

  • Succession planning for leadership positions plays an important role for the future business of any company. Leaders have not only to have a strategic view, good management skills and the necessary technical knowledge. With their behavior they also determine the motivation of their teams and employees, and with that finally the productivity and profitability of the whole organization.
  • Leaders have to give an example, they need to show initiative and have to be efficient. In a continuously changing business environment leaders need also to be open to new experiences, and they must show willingness to change. Emotional intelligence and critical self reflection combined with integrity will yield to mutual respect of their people, and result in a high acceptance for necessary business decisions.

Only with the right values behind people driving their behavior, the most important pre-condition for a successful leadership is met.

But how to assess these values?

NEO-select personality test is a tool to get a better insight in the different strengths of individuals. The test is developed based on the model of the big five dimensions of personality, and is conducted as a self-reporting assessment. Using a combination of selected facets in these dimensions, a ranking of leadership values is derived. It will give the person a better insight in his or her behavior, and the driving forces behind it.

  • The test is not equivalent to the commercial inventory on which it is based, the NEO PI-R™, but it is constructed from the public domain IPIP items, assembled by Dr. Lewis R. Goldberg.
  • The inventory does not reveal hidden, secret information. The five dimensions (broad domains) cover normal differences in personality that should be obvious to people who know the person well. NEO-select is designed to complement other assessments of job suitability, as for example the Harrison Innerview or others.


Slides of my Video Presentations

Here you can download the slides of my video presentations.

Video: #001 Business Performance Management Introduction

Video: #002 The basic equation: Cost per Order (CPO)
Slides: CPOPPC_part1a.pdf

Video: #003 The basic equation: Profit per Cost (PPC)
Slides: CPOPPC_part1b.pdf

Video: #004 Profit per Cost and Order Income
Slides: PPC_OI.pdf

Video: #005 Order Income Variations
Slides: BPMSG-RSK.pdf

Video: #006 Setting up a small Business
Slides: BPMSG_example.pdf

Video: #007 Order Income per Headcount Sales
Slides: BPMSG-OIHCS.pdf

Video: #008 Value Add and Local Content
Slides: BPMSG-VA.pdf

Video: #009 Fixed and Variable Operating Expenses

Video: #010 The Dashboard

Video: #011 Combined Performance Indicators
Slides: BPMSG-COMB.pdf

Video: #012 Analytic Hierachy Process
Slides: BPMSG-AHP.pdf

Video: #014 Diversity Index as Business KPI
Slides: BPMSG-Div.pdf