If you are looking to implement a continual improvement initiative, it is essential to understand what an 'As Is To Be' analysis is and how it is crucial to successful process improvement. Put simply, if you want to improve a business process, you first have to know its current state (as is) and then you need to model the improved future state (to be). This is crucial to continual improvement because...
If your organisation is having business efficiency problems or you just want to improve what you already have, you need to consider getting a process library. This ensures that employees are performing the same process using the same process methods. A great misnomer in business today is that efficiency problems owe largely to a lack of employee engagement but if you don't have a standard way of working, the same task will be performed 10 different ways by 10 different people.
Inconsistent working is such a common problem. Generally, the larger the organisation the more scope there is for people to do the same thing in different ways, but it’s a problem for small organisations too. Basically, as soon as you get two people doing the same thing, there is scope for them to be doing it differently. And you can generally bet that they will be - but does this mean that employee commitment is lacking?
When trying to implement Lean continuous improvement projects, quality managers often ask themselves how to cut waste effectively in their organisation. Unsurprisingly, wasteful processes may slow down efficiency - consequently costing a business time and money.
The starting cost of the Triaster Online Platform can be easily found on our website, as it comes in three clearly priced and easy to understand systems (Start-up, Standard and Professional).
Who uses process map software? People who want to improve their organisations - it's as simple as that. If you are seeking business improvement, it's important to remember that optimising what you already do can have a much larger business improvement influence than just about anything else. That's why process mapping is still the king of business improvement and ROI. So what is process mapping, who does it and why use it? Let's start from the beginning...
One of the biggest problems with continuous improvement when implementing a Business Management Sustem is achieving employee buy in, i.e. for the employees to follow the agreed processes. At Triaster, we work with many different organisations from many different sectors, but getting their employees to use their Business Process Management system and follow the correct process is always a challenge.
BPM 2018 - how will it be different from 2017 and what are the top 10 BPM industry trends that will shape the future of process management?
One of the questions I have been asked on occasion concerns the comparison between policy vs process vs procedure and what the difference is? Over the years, I have created a lot of business management documentation and seen a great deal of processes, policies and procedures being created by Triaster’s customers. I know that deciding which information should be captured in which type of document, can be a real minefield for the author - so, in this article we answer the question:
Triaster customers who are keen to increase staff engagement with their Business Processes tend to ask the same question: “How do I get people to take ownership of their processes?” Fortunately, having implemented Business Management Systems in various business arenas over the last few years, I have some golden rules to help you to achieve just that.