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What is Continuous Improvement? A Simple Guide

Posted by Brad Fagan on 20/06/18 10:15

Continuous improvement is an ongoing, long-term approach to improving processes, products and services.

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Topics: Process Improvement

What is Business Process Management and Improvement?

Posted by Emma Harris on 15/06/18 10:17

Business Process Management can be defined as a method used to capture, manage and analyse an organisation's business processes in order to allow for a standardised way of working that can be organised and shared throughout an organisation.

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Topics: Process Improvement, BPM

Process Mapping Checklist: How to Make an Accurate Process Map

Posted by Lynn Dudenhoefer on 07/06/18 16:48

If you want to make process maps that are actually useful, then you'll need to know how to capture your business processes accurately, and visualise that information correctly using a process map that is easy to understand and apply to your business. This is why I created a downloadable process mapping checklist - so you can check off the appropriate steps as you go and come out at the other end with an effective, accurate process map.

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Topics: Process Improvement, Process Mapping

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. Having a process library ensures that employees are performing the same process using the same process methods. A great misconception in business today is that efficiency problems are largely due 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

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