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Introduction to TrueValueMetrics
PUTTING ACCOUNTANCY TO WORK FOR ALL OF SOCIETY
Metrics about the State, Progress and Performance of the Economy and Society
Metrics about Impact on People, Place, Planet and Profit

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Contents
This file contains the contents of the eight chapters
Contents as PDF

Chapter 1 - Introduction and Context
This chapter sets out to the context for the development of True Value Metrics (TVM) or something like it. The book is very critical of established metrics and global socio-economic performance but is optimistic about a future using better metrics for measuring and managing social performance at all levels.
Chapter 1 as PDF
1-1 Context … The World We Live In Open file txt2006010100
1-2 Pursuit of Happiness Open file txt2006010200
1-3 The Sustainable Society Open file txt2006010300
1-4 Why True Value Metrics Is Needed? Open file txt2006010400
1-5 Amazing Technology Open file txt2006010500
1-6 What Impact? Open file txt2006010600

Chapter 2 - Metrics to Improve Everything
This chapter introduces the way TVM puts data at the center of everything, but data that are about value as well as just about money. This chapter introduces the framework for analysis that is used in TVM and how with this framework there can be more decision making utility without catastrophic data overload.
Chapter 2 as PDF
2-1 What Is TVM ... True Value Metrics? Open file txt2006020100
2-2 Data and the Decision Cycle Open file txt2006020200
2-3 Data and Feedback for Continuus Improvement Open file txt2006020300
2-4 Structure for Data and Analysis Open file txt2006020400
2-5 Reporting Open file txt2006020500

Chapter 3 - Data Types and Attributes
Data is at the center of TVM, but exactly what data? This chapter describes different characteristics of data that are used by TVM, and the importance TVM puts on knowing about time and place in connection with all the data.
Chapter 3 as PDF
3-1 Characteristics of TVM Data Open file txt2006030100
3-2 Basic Dataflow Open file txt2006030200
3-3 Easy Data Open file txt2006030300
3-4 Some Data Distinctions Open file txt2006030400
3-5 Qualitative Information Open file txt2006030500
3-6 Quantitative Information Open file txt2006030600
3-7 Money Numbers Open file txt2006030700
3-8 Value Numbers Open file txt2006030800
3-9 Where … The Spatial Attribute Open file txt2006030900
3-10 When … The Time Attribute Open file txt2006031000
3-11 Source … The Validity of Data Open file txt2006031100
3-12 Keeping Dataflow Costs Low Open file txt2006031200
3-13 Other Matters To Consider Open file txt2006031300

Chapter 4 - Analysis Methods
This chapter is about the ways in which TVM data are used in analysis … the importance of the value component as well as the money component. This chapter shows how the basic money accounting framework is used and how a community perspective is different from an organization perspective.
Chapter 4 as PDF
4-1 Analysis Open file txt2006040100
4-2 Analysis About Cost, Price and Value Open file txt2006040200
4-3 Analysis of the Value Chain Open file txt2006040300
4-4 Sustainability Analysis Open file txt2006040400
4-5 Spatial Analysis Open file txt2006040500
4-6 Time Analysis Open file txt2006040600
4-7 Variance Analysis Open file txt2006040700
4-8 Cause and Effect Open file txt2006040800
4-9 Drill-Down and Roll-Up Open file txt2006040900
4-10 Data for Decisions Open file txt2006041000
4-11 Analysis for Oversight Open file txt2006041100
4-12 Analysis for Planning Open file txt2006041200
4-13 Analysis About Needs Open file txt2006041300
4-14 Analysis About Resources Open file txt2006041400
4-15 Behavior of Cost and Value Open file txt2006041500

Chapter 5 - State, Progress and Performance
This chapter goes into more detail about the three core elements of TVM analysis, the state, the progress and the performance. These are modifications of the core business accounting idea of balance sheet and profit and loss account that enable the value aspect of society to be part of a similar construct.
Chapter 5 as PDF
5-1 State Open file txt2006050100
5-2 Progress Open file txt2006050200
5-3 Performance Open file txt2006050300

Chapter 6 - Money Profit versus ValuAdd
This chapter goes into more detail about the key differences between Money Profit Accountancy and TVM Value Accountancy. Much of the difference is due to the way in which 'boundary' is defined for the analysis of imputs and outputs.
6-1 Money Cost / Value Consumption Open file txt2006060100
6-2 Money Revenue / Value Creation Open file txt2006060200
6-3 Money Profit … Value Adding/Destruction Open file txt2006060300
6-4 Concept of Return Open file txt2006060400

Chapter 7 - Entities for Value Analysis and Reporting
This chapter describes the change in perspective that there is with TVM compared to the organization perspective that dominates business money accounting, and organization centric performance analysis. TVM makes people and the performance of the community central to the metrics.
OLD Chapter 6 as PDF
7-1 Where To Engage? Open file txt2006070100
7-2 Communities Open file txt2006070200
7-3 Organizations Open file txt2006070300
7-4 Activities Open file txt2006070400
7-5 Sectors Open file txt2006070500
7-6 Individuals and Families Open file txt2006070600

Chapter 8 - Using True Value Metrics
This chapter is a primer on how TVM can be used by anyone anywhere. For some readers this may be the only chapter they bother with … so it aims to be practical while having enough of the driving concept of TVM embedded in the practical guidance.
Chapter 8 as PDF
8-1 Dataflows From Anyone … Anywhere Open file txt2006080100
8-2 Getting Data About Community Open file txt2006080200
8-3 Establishing Standard Values Open file txt2006080300
8-4 Data About People Open file txt2006080400
8-5 Mobilizing Resources Open file txt2006080500
8-6 Some Last Thoughts Open file txt2006080600

Chapter 9 - Background Chapter 9 as PDF
9-1 About Peter Burgess Open file txt2006090100



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