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C140 Core Roster Annual Projections
Annual Cost Projection Process for Core Rosters. Early in its career, in the 1990s, this product was reverse-engineered from the actual expenditure of approximately 800 group homes (very large statistical sample) to calculate, among other things, unit prices for different types of disability accommodation services.
It has been tested and cross checked in a large number of settings (> 1,000) over a period of more than two decades, and has been continuously improved and maintained for all of that time by our coding team.

The Bigger Picture on Cost Projections

The bigger picture on the RosterCoster Cost Projection App is Best Practice (BP) Rostering.

BP Rostering is where the real cost savings are to be found: Worked Rosters that are MEASURED AGAINST:

  • A DATABASE OF BUSINESS RULES (some of which can be forced by software).

And BP Rostering is also where better service delivery is to be found, but that for another day.

And it’s also about connecting into what all the other orgs are up to … that’s pretty much what the term Best Practice means.

No Time for All That Right Now?

This is no surprise.

The non-rostering, non-cost-savings compliance and other expectations on managers are so much more onerous than when we at RosterCoster were line managers in human services back in the 1990s.

Our Solution

This template, and the VALIDATED costing tool that goes with it.

It’s an excellent ‘easy-win’ short form version of BP Rostering.

An org takes ‘ownership and control’ of the assumptions and parameters behind RosterCoster’s cost projections.

In doing so, an org:

  • Discovers that certain cost saving initiatives start to drive themselves home pretty much immediately (when a manager is asked to type a glaring inefficiency against one of the costing parameters, he or she might decide ‘no, before I do, I’m going to implement an immediate, urgent initiative to avoid putting such a figure down on paper’); and
  • Gives itself enough ammunition to defend its annual costings against all-comers, and to assert that the projections that you create are ‘accurate’.

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