Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Online Course on Key Performance Indicators

Key Performance Indicators Online CPD Training Course

Key performance indicators enable us to control performance. They are powerful tools not because they tell us results, but because they enable us to change them. Robin Tidd argues that any organisation that uses KPIs but fails to link the “blue sky” strategic aspiration for the next 3-5 years to action within 3-5 weeks is failing to use KPIs effectively.

Drawing form over 25 years’ experience of advising business how to make their plans reality, Robin’s advice is always firmly based in reality. By linking short term results to longer term goals, he shows how KPIs are the key tool for management control.

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Key Performance Indicators takes a practical approach. The course looks at how to use KPIs to convey results which show the degree to which main bottom line objectives are being met; to provide incisive knowledge allowing corrective action to be devised thereby facilitating results; and to motivate people so that they are proactive and innovative in improving, not just operating, a process.

If the right KPIs are used correctly it is an “all round win” for front line people, management and owners.

Key Performance Indicators enables learners to


  • Understand the philosophy of KPIs, in order to make the best of them and
    use them well
  • Use KPIs to tackle some of the stumbling blocks which demotivate their team
  • Understand what is involved in implementing the most effective form
    of management control systems in a few months
  • Use KPIs to highlight areas of opportunity
  • Set and attain high standards for information analysis and decision making
  • Use the right KPIs with the appropriate frequency


Rating: 5 Stars for online course 100% of learners thought this course met their cpd needs
“Explained KPI’s very clearly and in a simple way that all levels could understand.”
“I realised that what is being taught is happening in the real world. It taught me how I should adopt the KPIs in my organisation.”

“I never really understood KPIs and their relevance, and found them irritating and distracting. This course has broken them down and I will actually be able to use it to review my daily work and overall career plans.”

“Resource centre is fantastic! Broad coverage. Good practical examples. Nice structure and layout.”

“It helped to provide me with a basis for developing KPI’s and getting people on board.”

“It was very thorough and provided a view on generating indicators for areas I have yet to manage.”

You can review this course using the questionnaire in the course completion area.

Learning outcomes of Key Performance Indicators

KPIs and people – the philosophy

  • Why do we have KPIs?
  • What is the philosophy of KPIs for people in successful organisations?
  • How do we use targets and KPIs?
  • How can KPIs help to make a winning team?
  • How can we relate this to the real world?

Key performance indicators - KPIs and people

The right KPIs

  • What tools are there?
  • What types of KPI are there?
  • How do we get the right KPIs?
  • How can we use modelling to create KPIs?
  • How do KPIs work in more complex organisations?
  • How can we evaluate KPIs in financial terms?

Key performance indicators - right KPIs

Collecting information

  • What is primary recording?
  • How do we persuade people to provide and record the right
  • information?
  • What if primary recording is poor and has to be upgraded?
  • How do we collect and collate information efficiently?

Key performance indicators - collecting info

Interpretation of KPIs

  • What are we looking for in lots of detailed KPI information?
  • What can variations tell us?
  • What are pure waste opportunities?
  • What is the evaluation cycle?
  • How do we train people to interpret and evaluate KPIs?

Key performance indicators - interpretation

Communication, dissemination and display targets

  • How often should KPIs be reviewed?
  • Behaviours
  • How do management’s attitudes need to change?
  • How do we ensure continuous improvement?
  • How do we pitch targets to the right level?

Key performance indicators - communication etc

Target audience for Key Performance Indicators

Accounting and finance professionals in practice and in industry and senior managers who want to improve KPIs into the Medium Sector Business.

About the Author of Key Performance Indicators

Robin Tidd
Robin Tidd, MBA, FCMA, MCIM, is an experienced management consultant.

He has developed significant knowledge over the past 27 years working with organisations, and driving their success via a down-to-earth, practical approach. He was Chair of CIMA Members in Practice 2000-2005 and is a member of CIMA’s council.

Flexible learning

Learners take their own route through the topics covered in the course. They will learn at their own pace through a variety of activities designed to accommodate a range of learning styles.

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