Managing Results, LLC

Performance Based Budget

Performance Budgeting

Budgeting for Results

Now more than ever, government leaders are pressing to allocate resources to achieve their priorities, not something else. With fewer resources to spread around, having a budget that facilitates the trade-off decisions is essential. 

MR’s customers have been using Budgeting for Results for over a decade and have long since made it the way they do business. MR’s customer jurisdictions budget over $37 Billion annually tied to results. Budgeting for Results performance budgeting tools and methods are being used in organizations of more than 13,000 employees and some as few as 200 employees. The process is replicable and scalable no matter the size of your organization.

After ten+ years of Managing for Results, the process of linking performance with budgets has become ingrained in the City of Austin’s culture. It’s the way we do business. Staff at all levels of the organization know that budget requests need to be backed by solid performance data.”
— Ed Van Eenoo, Deputy CFO, City of Austin, TX

Design meeting

You make decisions about the budget and how the budget process will work are placed on the front end of Budgeting for Results.  Design and decision sessions bring decision makers together to make key decisions and create an Implementation Plan.  This makes for leaders who understand and support the new budget process. MR also provides ongoing operational support to governments as they transition from the traditional line item budget to an approach that is driven by priorities and performance.


Budgeting for Results integrates the program structure developed in department Strategic Business Plans into the accounting, performance contracting, employee performance and performance reporting systems.  Performance measures, including results, developed in Strategic Business Plans are integrated directly into the budget so you are able to make trade off budget decisions.

Tie money to results

MR has helped dozens of customer jurisdictions develop and implement budgets that tie a level of customer experience (operational results) to a level of service delivery to a level of funding. Budgeting for Results integrates department Strategic Business Plans into the budget to create a program-structured, performance-based budget that allows leaders to allocate resources to their priorities and make decisions informed by performance information.