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The 7 Wastes Killing Efficiency: How to Identify Your Wasteful Processes

Posted by Michael Cousins on 22/08/17 11:34
The most important place to start with the question of how to identify, capture and cut the 7 wastes that kill business efficiency is to clearly differentiate Activities from Deliverable s in the processes that your organisation performs.

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Topics: Process Improvement

How to create a Process Map in 3 simple steps

Posted by Joel Evans on 17/08/17 12:17

Process Maps are the absolute superhero of the Business Improvement landscape and can be used for a multitude of purposes including:

  • Distinguishing ambiguous or uncertain problems
  • Analysis for process improvement
  • Training new starters
  • Refresher training
  • Displaying compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Trimming unnecessary steps
  • Circulating best practice…
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Topics: Process Mapping

18 Top Business Challenges BPM Can Solve [Video]

Posted by Emma Harris on 15/08/17 11:57

What are the top business challenges that you are dealing with on a daily basis? Obviously, it can be challenging to come up with organisation-wide fixes for key business challenges that create bottlenecks and suck time, resources and money out of the business. 

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Topics: BPM

The Problem With Six Sigma: Not Accounting for Variability

Posted by Terry Giles [Guest Post] on 10/08/17 10:55

A lot of good articles have been written promoting the Six Sigma process improvement methodology.The premise behind Six Sigma is that you can reduce the variability in your processes and get a much more consistent output, thus reducing costs. This is a very laudable objective. However, it does in my opinion contain one major flaw when looking at process improvement.

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Topics: Process Improvement

What is BPM Terminology? 39 Essential Terms Explained

Posted by Brad Fagan on 07/08/17 15:59

What is BPM Terminology? When you're trying to understand the ins and outs of BPM Business Process Management Terminology, a simple definition is not always the answer - but 39 definitions might get the point across. We’ve put together a list of the phrases and associated definitions that are often encountered when either researching a new BPM system or undertaking a Business Process Improvement initiative.

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Topics: BPM

The Ultimate Guide to Using BPM Software: 10 Key Steps [Video]

Posted by Emma Harris on 03/08/17 10:46

Achieving excellence is never easy, if it was everybody would be doing it and it wouldn't be called excellence anymore. Implementing a BPM Software System correctly can be difficult, especially when you don't know where the pitfalls and wrong turns are in the maze of implementation. 

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Topics: BPM

The 3 Bears Approach to Process Management: Too Hot, Too Cold & Just Right

Posted by Michael Cousins on 01/08/17 11:33

I have a favourite graph, a thing of great meaning and insight in relation to Business Process Management and the need for control and governance in business. It is the best, simplest indicator I have found for finding the sweet spot in process management. Not too hot, not too cold...but just right.

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Topics: BPM

Saving £300k With Business Process Management Software [Infographic]

Posted by Brad Fagan on 27/07/17 14:06

If you weren't convinced of the business benefits of Business Process Management software before today, you might just change your mind after reading our infographic explaining some of the real ROI benefits.

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Topics: Increasing ROI

Risky Business: 4 Actions for a Successful Risk Management Process

Posted by Terry Giles [Guest Post] on 24/07/17 12:34

Triaster partner, Terry Giles, from Terry AG Consulting (previously Information Risk Analyst for Barclays Direct amongst others) has a great deal of experience with the risk management process and process risk analysis.

Terry has kindly decided to share his years of experience on risk management in our new blog providing us with two risk matrix examples and 4 actions to reduce risk...

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Topics: Process Improvement

The Process Library Checklist: Integrate Your Team With Your Process Software

Posted by Brad Fagan on 21/07/17 10:20

Triaster customers find our Process Library Go Live checklists very useful. They know that for their Business Management System (BMS) to deliver the most value it must have what we call the 3 'U's - being Useful, Usable and Used.

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Topics: Process Improvement, Process Mapping