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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

There is no one thought, technique or methodology that will get the kind of business improvement you are looking for, 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

The Problem With Six Sigma: Not Accounting for Variability

Posted by Terry Giles on 10/08/17 10:55

A lot of good articles have been written promoting the Six Sigma process improvement methodology.The premise behind Six Sigma is that you can reduce the variability in your processes and get a much more consistent output, thus reducing costs. This is a very laudable objective. However, it does in my opinion contain one major flaw when looking at process improvement.

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Topics: Process Improvement

Risky Business: 4 Actions for a Successful Risk Management Process

Posted by Terry Giles on 24/07/17 12:34

Triaster partner, Terry Giles, from Terry AG Consulting (previously Information Risk Analyst for Barclays Direct amongst others) has a great deal of experience with the risk management process and process risk analysis.

Terry has kindly decided to share his years of experience on risk management in our new blog providing us with two risk matrix examples and 4 actions to reduce risk...

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Topics: Process Improvement

The Process Library Checklist: Integrate Your Team With Your Process Software

Posted by Brad Fagan on 21/07/17 10:20

Triaster customers find our Process Library Go Live checklists very useful. They know that for their Business Management System (BMS) to deliver the most value it must have what we call the 3 'U's - being Useful, Usable and Used.

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Topics: Process Improvement, Process Mapping

Business Improvement Techniques: How to Display Waste Within a Process

Posted by Michael Cousins on 11/07/17 17:28

Understanding how to capture your wasteful business processes is one of the most useful business improvement techniques you can learn. Why is this? Because identifying bottlenecks, modelling improvement and then fixing the problem is the core of Business Process Improvement. This article is essentially a tutorial to show you how to find your wasteful processes and display them using process mapping software.

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Topics: Process Improvement

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