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HSE Management Systems: Reducing Accidents in the Workplace

Posted by Brad Fagan on 10/05/18 12:36

HSE Management systems play an extremely important role in reducing risk, creating a culture that places importance on health and safety and in supporting the continuous improvement of all business processes. A dedicated HSE Management System will ultimately help to avoid incidents in the workplace by identifying steps in the process where risk is a real factor, assigning responsibility for the improvement and communicating the roll out of the new process once agreed.

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Topics: Quality, Process Improvement

Using a RACI Matrix Template for Business Process Improvement

Posted by Brad Fagan on 02/05/18 13:17

When organisations face the need to create better oversight of their business processes, they implement a RACI Matrix. A RACI Matrix is important for organisations that wish to prevent process failure, identify accountability and responsibility and organise processes so that nothing is overlooked. In this article, I lay out what a RACI Matrix is, why having a RACI Matrix template so important to a business improvement plan and why you need more than just a RACI process to solve business efficiency problems.

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Topics: Process Improvement

Enterprise Resource Planning Projects: Integrating BPM for ERP Success

Posted by Brad Fagan on 27/04/18 09:30

When Enterprise Resource Planning projects are incorrectly implemented and used, this can cause real problems and inefficiency in an organisation. However, the problem may not be the ERP or employee; the problem may be driven by process problems that Enterprise Resource Planning systems aren't set up to deal with. 

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Topics: Process Improvement

Plan-Do-Check-Act Model: An Effective Process Planning Tool

Posted by Brenda Lopez on 18/04/18 09:50

For many organizations, the idea of improvement is the number one priority; but the application needs to be more than a concept or value - it must be continuous and it must be focused on producing quality outcomes. The Plan-Do-Check-Act model is a wheel of continuous improvement that places quality at the heart of business efficiency and optimization. The model may seem simple, but as the work is never done, the challenge is found in constantly seeking to improve on the improvement.

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Topics: Process Improvement

Visio Process Mapping: Getting a Visio Compatible Process Management System

Posted by Michael Cousins on 11/04/18 11:43

Let's talk Visio process mapping. especially for newcomers to the process improvement game, process mapping can be rather intimidating. However, it does not necessarily have to be that way. With the Triaster Process Navigator, a Business Process Management tool, it is possible to use the Microsoft Visio file format as its native file format - this means you can easily transfer your existing or future Visio process maps to a business process management system without any trouble at all and use the same tools you would find with Microsoft Visio process mapping.

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Topics: Process Improvement, Process Mapping

The Dangers of Business Process Optimization: An Analysis

Posted by Brad Fagan on 04/04/18 14:39

Business process optimization in an organization is certainly a double-edged sword. It is both imperative to growth and staying relevant in an ever-changing business environment, and dangerous if not handled correctly.

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Topics: Process Improvement

How a Process Library Can Solve Business Efficiency Problems

Posted by Brad Fagan on 29/03/18 12:14

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.

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Topics: Process Improvement, BPM

 Becoming an Organisational Change Guy or Change Lady

Posted by Alan Cay Culler on 27/03/18 12:27

So you want to know how to influence organisational change? I think that the first time I was called the “change guy,” it was a thinly-veiled insult. “OK everybody listen up. This is Alan; he’s the change guy. He’s gonna help us change.” The implication was that management had hired me and I was there to change a recalcitrant workforce. Of course, that’s nonsense. It is impossible to change someone else. That’s one of the reasons the divorce rate is as high as it is.

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Topics: Process Improvement

Process Model VS Process Simulation: What's the Difference?

Posted by Michael Cousins on 22/03/18 12:07

Risk often stops professionals from attempting to implement continual improvement initiatives but understanding how to implement a business analysis process model and run it through a business process simulation, before you ever take an actual change step in the 'real world', can give you the confidence (and your management the confidence) to start implementing real change in your organisation.

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Topics: Process Improvement

10 Ways to Reduce Waste With Lean Continuous Improvement

Posted by Emma Harris on 13/03/18 15:55

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.

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Topics: Process Improvement, BPM

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