Quality standards for management controlling
The first DIN SPEC (PAS method) is now available
(2009-04-16) One alternative to formal, consensus-based standardization is informal standardization – at DIN this process now results in the new deliverable, the "DIN Specification" or "DIN SPEC", of which there are four variations, depending on the method used. One of these is the DIN SPEC developed on the basis of the former PAS method.
The first DIN SPEC has now been published, DIN SPEC 1086 "Quality standards for controlling" (developed along the lines of the PAS process) which serves as a guide for providing high quality controlling services. Management controlling is an element of the management process carried out within a business to ensure sustainable economic efficiency by setting benchmarks, planning, and comparing actual performance with the set targets. In providing this service function the controller works closely with management.
DIN SPEC 1086 is aimed at all those who are involved in management controlling, including those who assist and assess controllers, in public and private enterprises, governmental institutions, scientific and research organizations and auditing organizations.
DIN SPEC 1086 can be used
as a guideline for implementing and developing the controlling process,
when defining the principles of the controlling function and the controller's core tasks,
to help establish the strategic and operative significance of controlling within the company,
to identify the necessary competencies of the controller,
as an aid in determining the locations involved and the structural framework for benchmarking, and
when integrating the control process in other management systems (e.g. quality, environmental or risk management systems).
DIN SPEC 1086 is available from Beuth Verlag.
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