Get Input into Business Process Improvement Projects

Gina Abudi

Reaching out to employees to get input into business process improvement projects enables for a number of benefits for both the organization and the employees. Consider that business process improvement projects are not easy to implement! The post Get Input into Business Process Improvement Projects appeared first on Gina Abudi. Project Management BPI projects Business Process Management process improvement project leadership

Identify Key Stakeholders for Business Process Improvement Projects

Gina Abudi

Given the potential risks and issues involved in managing business process improvement (BPI) projects, it is essential that project managers identify early on who are the key stakeholders who can, and must, support the BPI project. The post Identify Key Stakeholders for Business Process Improvement Projects appeared first on Gina Abudi. Business Process Management BPI projects leading project Project Management stakeholder identification

DMAIC: A great consulting tool

Consultants Mind

Ask any consultant, and I mean ANY consultant (strategy, process, IT) and they will know what DMAIC stands for. It is an abbreviation for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control. It is a tool often used in process improvement projects. … Continue reading → Consultant Learning Consulting Consulting Approach Consulting Framework Consulting Process DMAIC Management consulting Process Improvement Six Sigma Tools DMAIC.

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SIPOC: Consulting framework to untangle problems

Consultants Mind

Clients often present consultants with complex processes that seemingly don’t have a start or a finish. They are inter-related processes and … Continue reading → Consultant bain BCG Consulting Framework Management consulting McKinsey Process Improvement Project Management SIPOC Tools SIPOC is an ugly sounding acronym, but it is a useful way to think through problems.

Managing BPI Projects

Gina Abudi

The success of business process improvement (BPI) projects relies on many factors, not the least of which is a strong and diverse BPI project team. The post Managing BPI Projects appeared first on Gina Abudi. Building a Strong and Diverse Project Team.

Managing BPI Projects

Gina Abudi

Managing Stakeholders Expectations around Change Managing business process improvement (BPI) projects are challenging enough. Add to that the need to manage stakeholders’ expectations around change as it relates to the BPI project and your challenges have doubled! One of our responsibilities when managing BPI projects is to ensure we also manage the expectations of our [.]. The post Managing BPI Projects appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Managing BPI Projects – Communicating with the Sponsor and Stakeholders

Gina Abudi

The ability to communicate effectively with the sponsor and stakeholders is absolutely essential to BPI (business process improvement) projects. The post Managing BPI Projects – Communicating with the Sponsor and Stakeholders appeared first on Gina Abudi. Project Management BPI projects business process improvement communications engaging team members leading projects project communications project leadership

Managing BPI Projects -Have you socialized the project enough?

Gina Abudi

Key in any business process improvement (BPI) project, even a smaller one that may impact only a department or workgroup, is spending sufficient time up front socializing the initiative to the stakeholders to get their buy-in and commitment. The post Managing BPI Projects -Have you socialized the project enough? Project Management BPI projects business process improvement engaging stakeholders project support socializing projects

Managing BPI Projects – Communicating with the Project Team

Gina Abudi

While team meetings are essential, they are unlikely to be sufficient for business process improvement (BPI) projects; especially more complex ones. The post Managing BPI Projects – Communicating with the Project Team appeared first on Gina Abudi. Project Management BPI projects business process improvement communications engaging team members leading projects project communications

Evaluating Your Current Performance Management Process – Part I

Gina Abudi

In our last article we discussed the fear of having performance management conversations and provided a few options to address managers’ concerns. In this article, we will discuss how to address one of the concerns around a performance process that does not make sense and specifically how to get managers and others involved in evaluating [.].

Using the Data from Your Analysis of the Performance Management System – Part II

Gina Abudi

In our first article we discussed the fear of having performance management conversations and provided a few options to address managers’ concerns. In our second article, we explored ways to evaluate a current performance management process. In this article, we will review analyzing the data captured from the assessment process and using it to make [.].

Abudi Consulting Group Press Release: New Book Out!

Gina Abudi

Change Management change management Leadership Management management consulting process improvement Project ManagementFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Yusuf Abudi, Principal Abudi Consulting Group, LLC 21 Hickory Drive Amherst, NH 03031 Phone: + 1 603 471-3864 Email: acginfo@abudiconsulting.com Abudi Consulting Group, LLC Announces Publication of Gina Abudi’s Recent Book: Implementing Positive Organizational Change Amherst, NH – March 1, 2017.

Develop a Communication Plan: BPI Project Success

Gina Abudi

Developing a strategic communication plan to communicate on business process improvement (BPI) projects greatly increases the success of the project overall. Communication BPI leadership BPI projects business process improvement change management engaging stakeholders Project Management

Keep Your Leadership Team Moving in the Same Direction

Gina Abudi

In this article, let’s look at a few ways to ensure that the leadership team, from executives down to first line management, are moving in the same direction and working toward the same goals for the organization. Leadership engaging employees leadership alignment organizational focus planning sessions process improvement strategy sessionsIn our last article we shared the value of regular planning sessions for executives.

4-Step Checklist to Better Change Management

LSA Global

Better Change Management Is Notoriously Hard. 4 Steps to Better Change Management. To help you along the way to achieving the desired changes in your business, here is a change management checklist you can follow. Will there be trust issues that could impede the change process?

Be Careful About Proclaiming "Failed Management Movements.

Consulting and Organizational Management

Be Careful About Proclaiming "Failed Management Movements"! Last week, I got a call from a consultant who lamented the “failure of all those management movements.” ” As usual in these conversations, the caller went on to explain how his particular idea was what leaders and managers really needed. I sometimes wonder if the hyperbole from consultants and writers is as dangerous as the situations those people are trying to improve. Library.

Change Management Is Becoming Increasingly Data-Driven. Companies Aren’t Ready

Harvard Business

Data science is becoming a reality for change management, and although it may not have arrived yet, it is time for organizations to get ready. Although predictive models for change management are still a ways off, organizations can get themselves on the right path by adopting the right tools and capturing the right data. These tools have obvious relevance to change management and can help answer questions like: Is a change being equally well received across locations?

Consulting tip: Watch videos on LEAN

Consultants Mind

Process improvement initiatives built on these concepts take out billions of dollars of waste every year – from every industry. The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles (2006) by Liker. Toyota Production System.

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Best Practices for Creating the BPI Project Charter

Gina Abudi

Develop a document that will help you manage your BPI project! Creating a project charter for your business process improvement (BPI) projects are a best practice for a number of reasons: Enables you to get your “head” around the scope of the BPI project Enables for clarification of BPI project needs/expectations Ensures a link between [.]. Project Management BPI project charter BPI projects manage projects project charters project leadership

Consultant and Client Perception

Tom Spencer

He works with organisations to help them implement software and undertake business process improvement. First of all, I would like to clarify that I am not a Management Consultant. Management Consulting client service consulting perception Tat Biswas

Some People Will Get it

Tom Spencer

Tim Jeffries , an experienced Sydney-based consultant who focuses on Process Improvement and Business Strategy, sent us the following helpful message: Tim’s comment was brief and to the point. And Some Won’t.

Gorillas in our Midst

Tom Spencer

We are bombarded with information at all times and it simply isn’t possible for the human brain to process it all. This saves us from mental processing overload but can also remove useful information. Management Consulting

What to Do When You’re Covering for Colleagues — and Can’t Keep Up

Harvard Business

As a time management coach, I believe the best option is the final one — finding an in-between solution where you keep up on the essentials but avoid putting the full weight of multiple jobs on your shoulders. Time management Productivity Digital Article

How People Analytics Can Help You Change Process, Culture, and Strategy

Harvard Business

In core functional or process transformation initiatives — which are often driven by digitization — we’ve seen examples of people analytics being used to measure activities and find embedded expertise. In one example, a people analytics team at a global CPG company was enlisted to help optimize a financial process that took place monthly in every country subsidiary around the world. Analytics Change management Digital ArticleKenneth Andersson for HBR.

Why I'm Cynical about the Consulting Profession | Consulting and.

Consulting and Organizational Management

So, we’d be sitting with a group of managers listening to them talk about their difficult issues. team building, coaching, a visioning conference, a process improvement project, etc. They have an approach or a product to sell whether it is team building, coaching, process improvement, strategic planning, or restructuring. How to Manage Resistance in Consulting — Part 1 of 3: What is Resistance? Career Management. Crisis Management.

What a Changing NAFTA Could Mean for Doing Business in Mexico

Harvard Business

With the confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as United States trade representative, the long-delayed start of the formal process to begin renegotiation of NAFTA with Canada and Mexico can move forward. Congress of its intent to begin the process. Companies would like to see process improvements and better infrastructure at the border to reduce costs to import. Global strategy Risk management Managing uncertainty Emerging markets Digital Article

Improving the Patient Experience: People, Process, Place Model

Tom Spencer

Hospitals, health systems, and some private practice groups are working actively and diligently to improve patient satisfaction scores. For hospitals that are underperforming, how can they improve? Process: Each Step Matters. Health Care Management Review,28(3), 254-264.

Urgent vs. Important – How to Sort Through the Noise

Women in Consulting

This concept was actually introduced by then-President Eisenhower, but it shows up as part of many time management systems.) The tool can be combined with anything and everything else you use for time management and tracking and has the additional appeal of being very visual and quite simple.

Do Doctors Get Worse as They Get Older?

Harvard Business

However, this policy has recently come under scrutiny due to its high burden to doctors and the lack of sound evidence that recertification processes improve doctors’ quality of care. While there is some evidence that physicians’ clinical knowledge, adherence with up-to-date standards of care, and performance on process measures may wane as they get older, little is known about whether and how age impacts physicians’ practice and their patient outcomes.

Is More Effective Training the Answer?

LSA Global

Recent undercover tests of the system found TSA failed to detect weapons 70% of the time…and that was an improvement over a test two years before when the resulting failures occurred 95% of the time. Some lawmakers seek improvement through better technology.

Before Automating Your Company’s Processes, Find Ways to Improve Them

Harvard Business

One of the most recent automation technologies to emerge is robotic process automation , or RPA. RPA is a category of software tools that enable complex digital processes to be automated by performing them in the same way a human user might perform them, using the user interface and following a set of predefined rules. Many organizations have adopted it for automating back- and middle-office processes, and many have achieved rapid returns on their investments.

Transforming Health Care Delivery to Increase Value - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM SIEMENS HEALTHINEERS

Harvard Business

Improving access to care, increasing workforce productivity, optimizing clinical operations, and managing population health are important—and interrelated steps. Four key outcomes to transforming healthcare: Lower entry barriers and increase geographic reach to improve access to care. Identify and stratify patients by disease severity to manage population health. alone, improving the safety and reliability of health care delivery is critical.

Gaining Clarity in What You Care About Most Deeply in Your OD Work

Consulting and Organizational Management

The profession has become filled with niche players……executive coaching, team building, process improvement, change management, etc. They put me through a long, exhaustive interviewing process before they finally offered me the job. On one hand, I like projects that enable me to work with employees to figure out how to improve their business. How to Manage Resistance in Consulting — Part 1 of 3: What is Resistance? Career Management. Library.

Value-Based Care Alone Won’t Reduce Health Spending and Improve Patient Outcomes

Harvard Business

Our experience at the Nemours Children’s Health System suggests that value-based care (VBC) is necessary to significantly improve health outcomes and to lower costs for children with chronic illness and complex medical conditions. The primary care clinics involved became certified patient-centered medical homes, and we expanded the typical physician-nurse team that managed asthma to include a social worker, a psychologist, and a case manager.

Higher Wages Aren’t Enough to Turn Mediocre Jobs into Good Ones

Harvard Business

Drawing on the concept of “efficiency wages,” some economists argue that higher pay can by itself improve performance by enabling companies to attract and retain better people and by motivating employees to work harder. Image Source/Getty Images.

How to Get Your Team to Use Their Vacation Time

Harvard Business

In one study, researchers found that employees fear that their manager will think less of them for taking vacation. As with anything that matters in the workplace, the key to vacation compliance is to measure it and manage it. Over the long term, establishing backups for each role and codifying processes through knowledge management make it easier for any one person to be away with the confidence that their job will be in good hands. Photo by Vicko Mozara.

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Looking Beyond Short Term Financial Metrics (Nigel Lake, Part 2 of 10)

Tom Spencer

Nigel is the author of The Long Term Starts Tomorrow , a must have book “for any manager, leader or Minister.” (Source: Flickr ). This is the second instalment of my conversation with Nigel Lake , CEO of Pottinger , a global corporate advisory firm based in Sydney, Australia.

What to Do If Your Team Is Too Busy to Take On New Work

Harvard Business

For example, every year, during the annual business planning cycle I always notice that managers propose a larger budget. To find more time, leaders will need to identify opportunities to eliminate work, reduce workload, or improve productivity by working closely with their teams.

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3D Printer Builds 10 Small Houses a Day for $5,000 Each

MishTalk

Chinese construction firms can 3-D print 10 low-cost houses a day with machines that add layer after layer of quick-drying cement in a process called "contour crafting". Falling prices and improved productivity should always be welcome.

How the U.S. Can Rebuild Its Capacity to Innovate

Harvard Business

firms took offshoring a step further and began contracting design and product development activities overseas around the turn of the millennium when China joined the World Trade Organization and Asian producers started investing in major capacity improvements. Jetta Productions/Getty Images.