KPI and GIOTTO Software (4 Free)

In 2003, I produced a video about KPI (Key Performance Indicators) and a software that I created called GIOTTO.
I still use GIOTTO to this day and it has been a lifesaver for me when it comes to a simplified approach for “goal setting”  Safety, Health and Well-being targets.

In this fairly short video, I provide some background to KPI (based on the 6Ws) and then a demo on how to use the GIOTTO Software.

The software is based on Visual Basic (VB) and is really straight-forward to apply.

We have several articles related to KPI. If I had to pick one, I would suggest “The Architecture For Successful Key Performance Indicators“.

The GIOTTO Software allows an individual or organisation to evaluate their current status relative to key issues or topics. This can then provide a means to prioritise areas where changes for improvement could be made. Your results will be shown graphically within the main circle and the closer your results are to forming a “perfect circle” the closer you are to an optimum equilibrium (i.e., “like a balanced wheel”).

Giotto Di Bondone, born around 1267 in Colle di Vespignano, was the first real Renaissance painter, who ushered out the flat, one-dimensional artwork of medieval times, and brought paintings into a second dimension.

During his early years, Giotto apprenticed under master Florentine painter Cimabue, but soon out-painted his teacher, and became independent. Most of Giotto’s paintings are religious in subject.

His most famous work includes 38 frescoes in the Arena Chapel in Padua, and his depiction of the life of St. Francis Assisi in the Church of Santa Croce. Though many of the paintings attributed to Giotto are not signed, the general style and skill of these paintings indicates he executed them. Giotto’s style of two-dimensional painting was unusual for the time in which he lived (nearly 100 years before other masters like Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo).

Pope Boniface VIII was said to have sent a messenger to see Giotto,  and ask for a sample of his work. Giotto took his brush and painted a perfect circle on the canvas. The messenger took the circle back to the Pope, and when Boniface saw Giotto’s work, he hired him on the spot.Giotto spent many years of his life as a commissioned painter for clergymen and other wealthy people of Italy.

In 1334, the city of Florence honoured Giotto by giving him the title of Magnus Magister (Great Master). Giotto  left a wife and six children at his death in 1337.

You can download the software via the link below.

As always, if you have any questions or feedback, let me know.

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