The DEE Technique

The DEE Technique

The DEE Technique is a key aspect of DEE-Global portfolio of Strategic Performance Management offerings. DEE is a business analysis methodology, supported by a software package. This can be used to benchmark and align organisational structures and operational activities with corporate or organisational goals. DEE can be used to assess compliance with industry best practice standards and requirements and can deliver more effective implementation of strategies, plans and programmes.

Why is it useful?

DEE provides a framework within which Managers can demonstrate progress at any point in time towards the stated strategic objectives and desired impacts. Progress is measured by appropriate impact/output indicators derived from operational activities and targets.

Where is DEE applicable?

DEE is a generic solution applicable to both the public and private sectors. DEE has a proven track record of use in public sector organisations and has been applied successfully on Central government Ministry projects and on projects funded by International agencies such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Union and United Nations organisations (e.g. UN Commissions, International Atomic Energy Agency (IATA)). It has also been applied at sub national level in various organisations e.g. Police Forces and Local Authorities.

Benefits of the DEE Technique

  1. Provides a strategic overview for management, with the ability to track technical and organizational underperformance.
  2. Flexible enough to be applied where outputs and indicators are difficult to define and measure using conventional techniques.
  3. Works alongside project management methodologies and tools as a complimentary source of strategic management information.
  4. Data demands are very modest and DEE avoids overloading managers with excessive detail
  5. Progress is displayed in concise management graphs highlighting areas in need of most urgent intervention.
  6. Allows more effective proactive strategic management.
  7. Can be retrofitted to existing programs and projects which are behind schedule to get them back on track.
  8. Enables contract payments to be linked to performance and delivery of agreed outcomes (payment by results and impact delivery).

Figure 1: Illustrative example of monitoring graph showing how each item and its sub items can be individually tracked to identify areas of under performance. Where under performance is identified (e.g. Infrastructure Improvements / National RS Council / Traffic Police Enforcement), any sub item can be selected to display the performance at the next level down to track where the problem is occurring. This can be repeated for lower levels. 

A Demo of the web based DEE software is available here: