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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

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

Inconsistent working is such a common problem. Generally, the larger the organisation the more scope there is for people to do the same thing in different ways, but it’s a problem for small organisations too. Basically, as soon as you get two people doing the same thing, there is scope for them to be doing it differently. And you can generally bet that they will be - but does this mean that employee commitment is lacking?

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Topics: Process Mapping, 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

Process Mapping Techniques: 6 Methods to Create Process Maps

Posted by Michael Cousins on 15/02/18 12:26

To create a process map, one must capture the content of the process, and then transcribe that content onto a process mapping system.The focus of this article is squarely on providing 6 different process mapping techniques for capturing the content used to create a process map - this is how to document a process.

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Topics: Process Mapping

 What is Process Mapping, Who Does it and Why Use it?

Posted by Emma Harris on 06/02/18 12:30

Who uses process map software? People who want to improve their organisations - it's as simple as that. If you are seeking business improvement, it's important to remember that optimising what you already do can have a much larger business improvement influence than just about anything else. That's why process mapping is still the king of business improvement and ROI. So what is process mapping, who does it and why use it? Let's start from the beginning...

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Topics: Process Mapping, BPM

How to Implement Value Stream Mapping Software in a BPM System

Posted by Lynn Dudenhoefer on 24/01/18 09:49
If you are looking for examples of how to use value stream mapping software, you have come to the right place. In essence, Value Stream Mapping is a lean manufacturing technique which allows you to document, analyse and improve your business processes. 'Process', in this context, refers to the flow of information as well as materials required to produce a product or service for a potential consumer.
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Topics: Process Improvement, Process Mapping

How to Increase Staff Engagement and Ownership Over Business Processes

Posted by Lynn Dudenhoefer on 07/12/17 09:35

Triaster customers who are keen to increase staff engagement with their Business Processes tend to ask the same question: “How do I get people to take ownership of their processes?” Fortunately, having implemented Business Management Systems in various business arenas over the last few years, I have some golden rules to help you to achieve just that.

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Topics: Process Mapping, BPM

7 Process Mapping Skills You Need to Be Successful

Posted by Brad Fagan on 30/11/17 13:19

Just like Liam Neeson in the movie Taken, a process mapping pro needs to have a very particular set of process mapping skills. 

Process Mapping is an essential part of any process improvement project but how do you know where to focus your improvement efforts if you don’t have your processes mapped?

These are the key elements to getting process mapping right...

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Topics: Process Mapping

Process vs Procedure: How to Document Processes and Procedures

Posted by Paul Elson-Vining on 28/11/17 12:36

Over the years, while helping customers who have chosen to take a process based approach to their organisation's documentation, I have often been asked about the 'process vs procedure' problem - how to document processes and procedures. I am also asked, when documenting information, what should be documented as a process and what should be documented as a procedure?

The whole Process vs Procedure topic can get quite tricky, so I have provided two examples that clearly show the difference between the two when it comes to displaying organisational information as a process map or procedure.

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Topics: Process Mapping

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