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The Top 10 Benefits of Process Mapping

Posted by Carma Cooper on 26/10/17 11:41

 The benefits of using a process mapping tool in your organisation can be vast and, if done properly, will often provide a substantial return on investment in time, money and effort. Read through our Top 10 to learn about the benefits of process mapping software and how business process mapping can become one of your most valuable continual improvement tools.

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Topics: Process Improvement, Process Mapping

Change Management vs Continuous Improvement: Which is best for you?

Posted by Brad Fagan on 19/10/17 11:49

Change management and continuous improvement are sometimes used interchangeably to describe transformational changes to a business or its way of working. However, these terms are focused on very different change strategies, and the method you choose will depend on how you want the changes to be made and how much of a cultural upheaval your company can tolerate. Often a combination of these two is the best approach.

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Topics: Process Improvement, BPM

The Process Improvement Catch 22: The Law of Unintended Consequences

Posted by Terry Giles [Guest Post] on 16/10/17 11:43

There are many ways that process mapping can be used in an organisation to improve how that organisation works, but the one use that I have found to be the most productive is to model the 'what if' scenario. The law of unintended consequences comes in to play in too many efforts to drive improvement, particularly when improvements are driven on a local basis.

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Topics: Process Improvement

The Construction Industry's Efficiency Curse Needs Digital Transformation

Posted by Brad Fagan on 05/10/17 10:58

It's an interesting time in the construction industry. It is at the tipping point of digital transformation, which, according to many experts, equates to a 'digital construction revolution'. 

In the run-up to UK Construction Week next week and Digital Construction Week the following week, October seems like a pretty good month to talk about the influence digital transformation is having on the construction industry right now and make you aware of the '4th Industrial Revolution' and why the construction industry needs it badly.

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Topics: Process Improvement

How to Create a Successful Business Process Improvement Model

Posted by Michael Cousins on 02/10/17 16:49

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

Why Your Process Improvement Project Plan is Failing

Posted by Brad Fagan on 21/09/17 12:49

You might have a process improvement project plan that's failing, or possibly just want to learn how to make sure it never fails; either way, in this article we identify why process improvement projects fail and what you might be getting wrong with your planning and implementation.

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Topics: Process Improvement

GDPR Compliance: Why You Need to Get Your House in Order

Posted by Brad Fagan on 12/09/17 11:39

Are you on your way to GDPR compliance? The General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, is a robust, 88-page regulation which is a game changer in privacy law and will almost certainly affect how organisations do business if they control the data of any EU citizen.

The new regulation was created to give consumers a greater say in how their personal data is used and bring current data protection legislation up to date. The idea is that by doing this, businesses are given a simpler, clearer legal environment within which to operate. The purpose of this article is to give you a GDPR summary and help you get GDPR compliant.

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Topics: Process Improvement

The 4 Essential Pillars of Business Continual Improvement  [Infographic]

Posted by Brad Fagan on 07/09/17 14:17

Everyone wants to meet KPIs and to constantly improve, but Continual Improvement in business is easier said than done. Often, if you view improvement on a graph, it will look a bit like an up and down zig zag — you will get good months and bad months.

The process approach to Continual Improvement is about modelling increases in an organisation’s process efficiency and keeping the swings down, creating more control and increasing productivity with incremental change.

It is important to keep in mind that there is always room to improve efficiency no matter how high the uptick is going but 'how' is the question. It all starts with the first of the 4 Pillars - capture. 

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Topics: Process Improvement

10 Business Improvement Techniques Successful Businesses Have in Common

Posted by Brad Fagan on 31/08/17 13:04

It takes more than a superstar business improvement professional, the world's best process improvement methodology or even the world's most user friendly Business Management System to create real, lasting business improvement.

There is no one thought, technique or methodology that will improve your business but there are certain business improvement techniques that when harnessed together and implemented correctly, will ensure business success.

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Topics: Process Improvement

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

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