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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.

The process mapping methodology you employ will be depend heavily on the size of your organisation, team culture, resources available and good old personal preference.

So what are the 6 main process mapping techniques?

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 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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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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Capturing a Business Process: 3 Tips for Process Discovery Workshops

Posted by Emma Harris on 07/11/17 15:30

How do you most effectively capture your organisation's knowledge, experience and procedures into a process map? There are many approaches to process capture out there, but what works best and what will ensure that you capture the process correctly?

Over the years at Triaster, we have facilitated many process improvement projects for multiple customers in many different environments  - and we always start with a process discovery workshops. With the benefit of this experience, I would like to share some best practice approaches to running a process discovery workshop.

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Process Hierarchies: Process Mapping Without the Complexity [Video]

Posted by Brad Fagan on 02/11/17 09:38

Understanding process hierarchies, levels, drill-downs, activities and outputs... can seem complex when you are new to process mapping and can befuddle you even if you've already been around the process block a few times.

If you want to improve a process however, you need to find a way to handle complexity - so let's work out how.

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The Top 10 Benefits of Process Mapping

Posted by Carma Cooper on 26/10/17 11:41

 The benefits of process mapping in your organisation can be vast and, if done properly, will often provide a substantial return on investment in time, money and effort. Read through our 10 commandments of process mapping to learn about the benefits of process mapping software and how business process mapping can become one of your most valuable continual improvement tools.

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Topics: Process Improvement, Process Mapping

3 Time-Saving Tips for Microsoft Visio Process Mapping

Posted by Brad Fagan on 11/10/17 15:40

Over the years I have worked with lots of different businesses both training on how to process map, and also creating business process maps myself. As a result of this, I completely empathise with anyone who spends time using Visio Process Mapping.

Microsoft Visio is a great tool, which provides the user with masses of functionality, but I’ve found that this is sometimes a drawback. With there being so much useful functionality, how do you know what to use? And when? And for what purpose?

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