The Beginning of a Revolution

In my role as Enterprise Goal Management (EGM) Analyst with Eckerson Group, I get to meet with the next generation of “goals software” players.

I recently met Chris Pieper over lunch at UC Davis, where I also enjoyed the best years of my life as an undergraduate. Chris had a sparkle in his eye that took me back to my college days. You just don’t see that kind of sparkle in the business world very often. The sparkle I saw was the excitement for revolutionizing the game of management.

Chris is CEO of Alliance Enterprises based in Washington state. He founded and grew ABC Technologies and BetterManagement.com back in 90’-00’ and sold them to the SAS in 2002. He’s led Alliance for 7 years and now moving back into the space. There are a dozen or so supercool software startups entering the EGM space. The fact that Alliance is a 100+ person software company makes them an intriguing new entrant in the burgeoning goals software space.

Alliance just announced their market introduction with an open beta period for MyObjectives. Their solutions focus on “team-level scorecards” and build upon past management methodologies such as Balanced Scorecard, MBOs and OKRs with an integration of Gamification.

Alliance was using early generations of MyObjectives internally for several years. I’m looking forward to covering the MyObjectives story as part of my industry research with Eckerson Group.

Ben Lamorte
President,OKRs.com

Ben Lamorte is a driver-based planning and goal management thought leader. A planning software veteran, Ben has co-authored white papers and presented best practices at dozens of performance management conferences. As president of OKRs.com, Lamorte coaches business leaders focused on defining and making measurable progress on their most important goals.

He has helped hundreds of managers get started with Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). He is the Accenture driver-based forecasting subject matter expert and has a graduate degree in Management Science Engineering with a focus on Decision Analysis and Organizational Dynamics from Stanford University.

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