Authored Books

Analytics and Big Data

Predictive Business Analytics: Forward Looking Capabilities to Improve Business Performance
(ISBN 978-1118175569) Wiley (2013)

 

Discover the breakthrough tool your company can use to make winning decisions

 

Co-authored with Lawrence Maisel, this forward-thinking book addresses the emergence of predictive business analytics, how it can help redefine the way your organization operates, and many of the misconceptions that impede the adoption of this new management capability. Filled with case examples, Predictive Business Analytics defines ways in which specific industries have applied these techniques and tools and how predictive business analytics can complement other financial applications such as budgeting, forecasting, and performance reporting.

 

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Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Strategic Business Management: From Planning to Performance
(ISBN 978-1-93735-081-9) AICPA (2012)

 

This book was commissioned by the new joint venture of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). It addresses financial planning and analysis (FP&A).

 

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Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics
(ISBN 978-0-470-44998-1) Wiley, (2009)

 

Ranked as the #1 selling book on enterprise performance management (EPM). Its subtitle reflects the books wide breadth.

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Performance Management: Finding the Missing Pieces to Close the Intelligence Gap

Performance Management: Finding the Missing Pieces to close the Intelligence Gap
(ISBN 0-471-57690-5) Wiley (2004)

 

This 2004 EPM book preceded its 2009 successor book. This book provides detail on how design, build, and implement EPM methodologies including strategy maps, the balanced scorecard, dashboards, customer profitability measurement and analysis, risk management, driver-based budgeting, and rolling financial forecasts – all with embedded analytics.

 

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Managerial Accounting; Budgeting; Activity Based Costing (ABC)

Supply Chain Costing

Budgeting, Planning, and Forecasting in Uncertain Times;
American Institute of CPAs (2013)
With Michael Coveney

 

Budgeting, planning and forecasting are critical management tasks that not only impact the future success of an organization, but can threaten its very survival if done badly.

 

Yet in spite of their importance, the speed and complexity of today's business environment has caused a rapid decrease in the planning time horizon. As a consequence the traditional planning processes have become unsuitable for most organization's needs.

In this book readers will find new, original insights, including:

  • 7 planning models that every organization needs to plan and manage performance
  • 6 ways in which performance can be viewed
  • A planning framework based on best management practices that can cope with an unpredictable business environment
  • The application of technology to planning and latest developments in systems
  • Results of the survey conducted for the book on the state of planning in organizations

 

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Supply Chain Costing

The Handbook of Supply Chain Costing;
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (2011)
With co-authors

 

Supply chain management (SCM) involves optimizing four interdependent elements of time, quality, service-levels, and profit and cost. This book was competitively bid and commissioned by the professional society CSCMP.org. It explains the fourth SCM element with its relation to the other three elements. 

 

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ABC An Executive's Guide

Activity-Based Cost Management: An Executive's Guide
(ISBN 0-471-44328-X) Wiley (2001)

 

With 374 pages, this book is recognized by many as the premier and most comprehensive book on activity-based cost management (ABC/M).

 

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ABC Management in Government

Activity-Based Cost Management in Government
(ISBN 1-56726-110-8) Management Concepts (2001)

 

Public sector government organizations cannot select their customers and their goal is not to make a profit. Beyond that there is little difference to commercial companies – all need to efficiently and effectively manage their resources and understand their costs and cost behavior relative to changes. This book is specific to government organizations.

 

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ABC Making it Work

Activity-Based Cost Management: Making It Work
(ISBN 0-7863-0740-4) McGraw-Hill (1996)

 

Published in 1996, this ABC/M book was proclaimed in the Harvard Business Review to “read the ABC book first.”

 

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ABC Manager's Primer

An ABC Manager's Primer
(ISBN 0-86641-220-4) McGraw Hill (2002)

 

With over 40,000 copies sold this 70 page book was arguably the first ABC book that explained ABC in a simple language that anyone can understand – not just accountants. It sponsored by the professional organizations IMA and CAM-I.

 

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Quality Management

Principles of Quality Costs

Principles of Quality Costs: Principles, Implementation, and Use; 3rd edition
(ISBN 0-87389-443-X); (contributor); American Society of Quality (1999)

 

Quality activities can be categorized as (1) done first time correct; (2) conformance [prevention, appraisal]; and non-conformance [internal failure, external failure]. This book explains how to measure the “Costs of Quality (COQ)” reflecting these categories.

 

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Information Technology (CIO)

CIO Best Practices

CIO Best Practices
(ISBN 978-0-470-63540-7); (contributor); Wiley (2010)

 

This authoritative book assembles an unprecedented collection of pioneering and successful senior IT executives whose insights shed new light on the strategic opportunities for IT leaders and managers.

 

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Textbook

Textbook

Cost Management: A Strategic Emphasis, 6e
McGraw-Hill (2012) with co-authors

 

This textbook ranks #2 of dozens of cost accounting books and is gaining in market share with the accepted #1 Charles Horngren textbook. The gains are because this text applies a strategic emphasis on managerial accounting and provides students with understanding decision making in real-world organizations.

 

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