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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

When Quality Management Fails: Revenge of the Airline Customer in 2017

Posted by Brad Fagan on 09/06/17 13:46

No one likes flying. Not just because we are defying the laws of nature by taking over the domain of birds every time we take to the skies, but because for some reason Quality Management in the industry has taken a backseat to profit and boy does it take a backseat to profit.

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Business Process Modelling: How to Capture Cost, Effort and Time

Posted by Michael Cousins on 07/06/17 12:15

Business Process Modelling is a surprisingly complex topic in Business Process Management (BPM) with many different approaches. In this step-by-step, easy-to-follow guide I will try to remove the complexity and also explore one approach that many Triaster customers have found useful.

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Topics: Process Improvement

How to Avoid the Human Error Problem in Process Improvement Techniques

Posted by Terry Giles [Guest Post] on 02/06/17 11:25
Terry Giles, from Terry AG Consulting looks at a common problem of process improvement techniques - How people often  underestimate the complexity and how you can avoid this turning into a real problem for you and your organisation.
 
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Topics: Process Improvement

The Importance of Process Quality Control: A Quick Case Study

Posted by Paul Elson-Vining on 31/05/17 11:47

I was talking with an auditor recently who had visited an organisation which did not hold process quality control as a primary concern, saying they had too many other things to worry about. When asked how much mistakes cost, the answer was ‘not a lot’. The auditor wanted to see if they could get the customer to re-evaluate their position.

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Topics: Quality

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

How to be More Productive at Work: 5 Apps That Will Raise Your Game

Posted by Brad Fagan on 24/05/17 14:50

'How to be More Productive at Work?' That's the question every employee who cares about their job wants the answer to and the answer is a little bit more complicated than just 'stop being lazy'. The spectrum can include those who get distracted easily by shiny internet marketing and those who have trouble finishing tasks in a timely manner. 

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Topics: Process Improvement

Triaster's Recent BPM Update is Completely Visio Compatible

Posted by Brad Fagan on 19/05/17 13:39

Triaster's Most recent Product Release update had its rollout earlier this year. It was a move in the direction of opening up the Triaster platform to a greater level of flexibility and compatibility.

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Topics: BPM