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September 14, 2017

What-If Analysis In The Decision-Making Process – Test Your Hypothesis

Performing what-if analysis is an integral part of both the A/LM and budget processes. When used correctly, what-if analysis is a powerful way for decision-makers to understand the impact of items under consideration in real-time. The challenge is that often people dive right into modeling and results, producing a less than optimal process. Consider applying […]

July 12, 2017

Strategic Budgeting/Forecasting Questions: Connecting The Strategy

This last entry in our 6 blog series about Strategic Budgeting/Forecasting Questions addresses creating a more thorough understanding of the connections between strategies and the budgeting/forecasting process. Question 6 – What are other questions we should be asking? While this may at first seem like an open-ended consideration, the goal of this question is to […]

June 29, 2017

Strategic Budgeting/Forecasting Questions: Linking the Appetite for Risk

The fifth entry in our 6 blog series about Strategic Budgeting/Forecasting Questions addresses the institution’s appetite for risk and how it should connect to the budget or forecast. Question 5 – How is the budget and forecasting linking to our appetite for risk? A few short months from now, every credit union will be going […]

June 22, 2017

Strategic Budgeting/Forecasting Questions: Establish Appropriate Measures of Success

The fourth entry in our 6 blog series about Strategic Budgeting/Forecasting Questions addresses measures of success, and how they should connect to the budget or forecast. Question 4 – Are our financial measures of success handcuffing the credit union strategically? There are many examples of appropriate and inappropriate measures of success as they relate to […]

June 14, 2017

Strategic Budgeting/Forecasting Questions: Consider Key Forces

This is the third entry in our 6 blog series about Strategic Budgeting/Forecasting Questions. Question 3 – What key forces could impact our forecast? Every good forecast should have a sound rationale and basis for the assumptions. If the current forecasting approach involves simply taking last year’s growth rates and assuming they continue, that will not […]

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