Links for process improvement

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Consultants Consultant: These links may help you with improving processes. A way to risk-proof any improvement options: The pre-mortem Make it personal: BPR your life (I […]. The post Links for process improvement appeared first on Consultants' Consultant. Seven Good Reasons to document what you do (I wrote this!) – email me for a copy of the Quick and Easy Guide to Documenting What you do, which fleshes out those 7.

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

Building World Class Resource Management Capabilities: A 6-Part Process Improvement Plan

Management and IT Consulting

In part 1 of this 2-part blog series, Randy Mysliviec, Managing Director of The Resource Management Institute (RMI) uncovers the first half of a 6-part plan to pave the way for optimized resource management

Use Brainstorming to Gather Ideas for BPI

Gina Abudi

Increase the number of people who contribute to improving a process using brainstorming. Often, when we are trying to improve upon a business process, we want to gather ideas from as many users of that process as possible. Project Management BPI projects brainstorming business process improvement generating ideas process improvement

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. Project Management BPI project teams BPI projects business process improvement project leadership team leadership

Updating Processes? Go Slowly!

Gina Abudi

Refining or updating processes don’t go well when the project is rushed or when the people tasked with doing the work are not the ones who use the process. When the project of updating processes fails, the company may give up and leaves things as they are – the status quo prevails. Processes should be [.]. The post Updating Processes? Leadership business processes process improvement process project

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. Project Management BPI projects business process improvement communications engaging team members leading projects project communications project leadershipCommunicating, besides reporting on status, enables for building stronger relationships with key individuals and keep others engaged in the project.

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

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. Project Management BPI projects business process improvement engaging stakeholders project support socializing projects

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.

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. Project Management BPI projects business process improvement communications engaging team members leading projects project communications

Keep Your Leadership Team Moving in the Same Direction

Gina Abudi

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. 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. Every CEO should be [.].

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

Gina Abudi

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 [.]. Human Resource employee performance evaluations Leadership performance improvement performance management performance management systems process improvement

Evaluating Your Current Performance Management Process – Part I

Gina Abudi

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 [.]. Human Resource employee performance evaluating processes evaluations Leadership managing employees performance improvement performance management process improvement

Is Two Better than One?

Gina Abudi

Even though we live in an environment of constant change and improvement, most of us have learned to adapt and even expect more than is even currently available. Leadership continuous improvement customer satisfaction customer service process improvement In today’s society we want everything better, faster, and more efficient than it once was. In fact, some of us want it cheaper as well.

Innovating business models to boost India’s economy

McKinsey

Many Indian companies need to transition from being founder-led to more effectively implementing professional processes, improving corporate-governance standards, and devising new business models.

"Process Mining"? Sounds Like a Waste of Time.

Markovitz Consulting

You’re not doing any process mining. You’re missing the boat on “process mining,” the latest improvement breakthrough that will catapult your firm to the top of your industry. According to a new HBR article , process mining will “revitalize process management in firms where it has lain fallow for years.” Conversely, companies that adopt an incremental improvement approach tend to spend too much time on analyzing the “as-is.” Continuous improvement?

My Colleague is Taking All the Credit: A Mini Case Study – Part 1

Gina Abudi

Some background: Elena and Jacklyn have been working together on a fairly complex process improvement initiative for the last two months. At the same time that they have been working on this project, Jacklyn has been planning an upcoming surprise party for her husband’s 40th birthday party. Because of this, Jacklyn has not done as [.]. The post My Colleague is Taking All the Credit: A Mini Case Study – Part 1 appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Using the Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle

Gina Abudi

The PDCA Cycle is often called the Deming Cycle because it is about continuous process improvement. The Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle is another way of looking at problems and determining appropriate solutions. Exhibit: PDCA Cycle. Here is what happens in each phase: Plan: In this phase, the team identifies a business problem and agrees on [.]. The post Using the Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Consultant Website Breakdown #1: The Process Consultant

Tsavo Neal

Overview – The Process Consultant. Ian is The Process Consultant. For me, I can pick up the phone and my sales process from that point onwards is about qualification and some negotiation, but you’ve got to start with lead generation.”. After browsing Ian’s site, you’re left with no doubt that he’s an expert on processes. What Could Be Improved. There is always room for improvement. Welcome to my new series: Consultant Website Breakdown.

Consultant and Client Perception

Tom Spencer

He works with organisations to help them implement software and undertake business process improvement. I work as an IT Consultant helping companies with system implementation and business process improvement.

Best Practices for Creating the BPI Project Charter

Gina Abudi

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 [.]. Develop a document that will help you manage your BPI project!

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.

Are You Ready for a Storm Surge?

Martinka Consulting

Your processes and systems will get strained. This assumes the business even has processes and systems, which most small business have in only a rudimentary form. What is really common is when the process is mostly in the owner’s head and there’s a bottleneck because there’s only so much one person can do. From lining up credit before it’s needed to instilling a culture that attracts good people to working on process improvement all will help if done in advance.

Urgent vs. Important – How to Sort Through the Noise

Women in Consulting

Tasks include maintenance activities and process improvements. Many of the more popular time management systems use the matrix as an integral part of their process (for example, Stephen Covey’s 7 habits and supporting tools). By: Kim Wasson.

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Consulting and Organizational Management

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. Library. Translate This. Home. Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development. Library Blogs Home. This Blogs Home. Guest Writer Submissions. Policies. To Subscribe to a Blog. About. Feedback.

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.

4-Step Checklist to Better Change Management

LSA Global

Step-by-step, it will lead you through the change process, improve your chances of beating the odds, and guide you toward success. #1. Will there be trust issues that could impede the change process? Better Change Management Is Notoriously Hard.

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

Tom Spencer

(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. Nigel is the author of The Long Term Starts Tomorrow , a must have book “for any manager, leader or Minister.”

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.

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.

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.

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. Library. Translate This. Home. Share » Connect » Blog: Consulting and Organizational Development.

“Social Media Crisis” and Other Buzzwords that Need to Go

Melissa Agnes

The next time you feel the urge to describe something as innovative , ask yourself this: Is the product, service, process improvement, etc., Buzzwords are those over-used words or terms that are used so often that they begin to lose all meaning.

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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.

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.