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What is Lean Six Sigma? Tools for Process Improvement

Posted by Michael Cousins on 20/04/17 10:24

There are several methods and practices for achieving process improvement, speed and complexity. In this article, I've focused on a popular one: Lean Six Sigma. This single improvement method is derived from two other powerful process improvement methods to help you increase the speed and effectiveness of your business processes. At Triaster, we understand that it can be difficult to achieve your business goals without a good framework to support your improvement projects - so we have displayed the benefits below of Lean, Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma.

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Topics: Process Improvement

How to Build Your Own Process Improvement Project Plan - An Analysis

Posted by Brad Fagan on 13/04/17 15:45

So, you want to improve your business processes but you're in need of a process improvement project plan. Having a plan is very important for understanding the tools you need, the steps to take and the changes to make. Luckily, we have laid all of these out for you to follow.

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Topics: Process Improvement

DMAIC Process vs Cycle: Why Process Wins Every Time

Posted by Michael Cousins on 11/04/17 14:18

DMAIC is a 5-step method for improving processes, and it is itself a process. However, it is nearly always described diagramatically as a cycle in terms of the Activities involved, these being:

  • Define
  • Measure
  • Analyse
  • Improve
  • Control
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Topics: Process Improvement, Process Mapping

Employee Engagement is Critical Before the BMS Implementation Stage

Posted by Emma Harris on 07/04/17 17:43

The preparation time before a process improvement implementation is probably the most crucial time in the process. If you don't inform, involve and gain stakeholder support, then you might as well strap roller skates on and try climbing a hill - employee engagement in the early stages is critical.

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Topics: Process Improvement

RACI Matrix: Chart, Model and Discover How to Identify the Process

Posted by Terry Giles [Guest Post] on 30/03/17 14:45

Terry Giles, from Terry AG Consulting, has spent years working with, and refining, process improvement methodologies. Terry uses his years of experience here to break down the RACI Matrix and show how it can model and identify your processes and why that's actually useful.

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Topics: Process Improvement, Process Mapping

How to Get the Best Return on Investment From 6 Common Business Goals

Posted by Michael Cousins on 28/03/17 12:30

Of concern to senior managers in nearly all organisations is that resources are invested in those projects that deliver the best return on investment. The long term potential of an organisation rests in the ability of senior management to make these investment decisions well...

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Topics: Increasing ROI, Process Improvement

How to Produce a Process Improvement Model That's Actually Successful

Posted by Michael Cousins on 23/03/17 10:31

Since the introduction of software tools in the 1990's that enabled the desktop production of business diagrams, literally billions has been spent producing countless numbers of flowcharts, process maps and flow diagrams. But to what measure do they demonstrate a successful process improvement model?

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Topics: Process Improvement, Process Mapping

Housing Associations: How to Thrive in an Era of Revenue Cuts

Posted by Emma Harris on 09/03/17 11:47

As anyone working for a housing association knows, these are testing times. Revenues are being squeezed like never before. However along with great challenges, great opportunities arise and although it might not feel like it, now is a time of great opportunity for housing associations.

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Topics: Process Improvement

What is a Process? The Anatomy of a Process Explored

Posted by Terry Giles [Guest Post] on 08/03/17 10:31

The terms process mapping, process improvement and business processes are used all the time by quality and improvement professionals; but what is a process? Triaster partner, Terry Giles, from Terry AG Consulting (previously Information Risk Analyst for Barclays Direct amongst others) explains.

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Topics: Process Improvement

Process vs Procedure: What is the Difference?

Posted by Terry Giles [Guest Post] on 02/03/17 10:10

Triaster partner, Terry Giles, from Terry AG Consulting (previously Information Risk Analyst for Barclays Direct amongst others) has a great deal of experience with process mapping and process improvement methodologies: from LEAN to CMMI. This allows him a unique perspective on the 'process vs procedure' debate.

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Topics: Process Improvement