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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

 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

Process Mapping: How do You Measure Process Improvement?

Posted by Chrissy Noble on 20/03/18 10:20

Process mapping and cost to benefit value is an important aspect of any business but how do you measure process improvement? So many businesses fail to document their ‘as is’ process or consider their ‘to be’ method. In 2017, the UK was home to 5.7 million private sector businesses. When undertaking a project, every company’s goal is to see the best return on investment (ROI) and to do this a business needs to perform a cost benefit analysis (CBA).

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Topics: Increasing ROI, Process Mapping

Employee commitment: Why the Problem May Not be Employees

Posted by Emma Harris on 15/03/18 10:39

Employee commitment and engagement is a massive priority for most organisations - with many trying to solve the problem by finding ways to motivate the employee or looking at the employee directly as the problem. As soon as you get two people performing the same task without a standard way of working and there is room for them to be doing it differently, there will be inconsistent working. This does not mean employee commitment is lacking; it could mean that your way of working is broken or there is no standard way of working (which leads to massive variations in efficiency).

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Topics: Process Mapping, BPM

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

How Will Process Mapping Help an Enterprise Resource Planning System?

Posted by Lynn Dudenhoefer on 07/03/18 11:42

Getting the implementation of an ERP system right is a complex project. Process Mapping is often used to help streamline this development and to ensure that the resulting Enterprise Resource Planning system supports the business, rather than the other way round.

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Topics: Process Improvement, Process Mapping

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