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Process Costing: A Simple Method to Find How Much Your Processes Cost

Posted by Michael Cousins on 21/06/17 11:42

In virtually every organization one of the key aims is to save your business money through process costing and the identification of more efficient processes. Cost is one example of a quantitative metric and the advice outlined in this article applies equally to any quantitative metric, for example one could just as easily focus on amount of effort involved, numbers of people, elapsed time from start to finish, the amount of defects introduced, the amount of customer complaints received and so on...

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Topics: Increasing ROI, Process Improvement, Process Mapping

A Beginner's Guide to Business Process Mapping: 10 Steps for Success

Posted by Brad Fagan on 19/06/17 12:06

One of the big problems with business process improvement is it's hard to know exactly where to start. Business Process Mapping can be particularly confusing for the uninitiated and is not simply as easy as 1,2,3. Because of this I've created a 10 step beginner's guide video (that's enough numbers right?) to help you to hit the ground running in your process improvement journey.

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Topics: Process Mapping

What are the Best Practices for Process Mapping?

Posted by Joel Evans on 14/06/17 11:01

Business Process Mapping is an extremely valuable skill to have because of the impact it has on process efficiency. However, there is a lot of information out there on process mapping techniques and not all of it is helpful or useful. I have taught many people how to process map and run process mapping workshops over the years and I have condensed this into a blog containing the best practices.

So let's get started shall we?

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Topics: Process Mapping

How Process Mapping Can Save Your Company Money

Posted by Michael Cousins on 25/05/17 15:21

There are many ways to save money with process mapping tools, this is achieved through developing a testable model of your processes in order to accomplish the end goal of cutting waste via continual improvement.

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Topics: Process Mapping

Process Mapping How To: A Practical Solution to Stop You Getting Lost

Posted by Terry Giles [Guest Post] on 05/05/17 11:30

In this 'Process Mapping How to' guide, Terry Giles, from Terry AG Consulting, who has spent years mapping and improving processes, considers a very practical problem and gives his personal solution.

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Topics: Process Mapping

The 5 Most Important Business Process Management Software Functions

Posted by Joel Evans on 03/05/17 11:34

Triaster has spent over 20 years in the Business Process Management software space and has learned a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t during this time. We believe that your Business Process Management Software System (BPMSS) should be the single source of truth for your organisation’s “how to” material. It should be accessible to all, easy to use and look good.

This article focuses on the BPM software system functionality you need to have to ensure that your new BPMSS is going for gold  - from the get go.

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Topics: Process Mapping, BPM

How to Succession Plan and Capture Employee Knowledge in 3 Steps (Video)

Posted by Emma Harris on 27/04/17 09:25

Developing a 'how to' succession plan may not be something you want to think about because you don't want to entertain the thought of your best people leaving key roles; and while it may be the most prudent approach to try and keep your staff superstars happy and motivated, you'll also need a backup succession planning process in case you need to release your favourite employee back into the wild.

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Topics: Process Mapping

Why Use Process Mapping? Or Why Map Processes?

Posted by Terry Giles [Guest Post] on 18/04/17 15:48

Terry Giles, from Terry AG Consulting, who has spent years mapping and improving processes, takes a step back and considers the question, ‘why use process mapping?

A question I am asked frequently is ‘Why do we need to map our processes?’ I get this question so frequently that I thought it justified an entire blog post - because the benefits of process mapping have the potential to be outstanding.

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Topics: Process Mapping

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

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