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“We wanted to upgrade the process improvement skills of all of our staff, and Shelley was superb in every way! She taught us not only advanced business process improvement skills, but also her wealth of real client experiences added a great amount of color and dimension to the training. We are already using her ideas with our clients. Thank you Shelley!”

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Rules for Redesign after Hammer

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Michael Hammer created wonderful assumption busting guidelines for redesigning processes in his book Reengineering the Corporation, like

As few people as possible should be involved in the performance of a process. (Several jobs are combined into one.) Workers make decisions. Processes have multiple versions (for different market segments).

I find that after Discovery, Modeling and […]

How do you get healthcare employees to embed continuous improvement in their everyday work life? Part 2

Guest Blog

Guest Blog

By Mary Grace Gardner, Director of Strategy and Performance Improvement in the San Francisco Bay Area.

What do the following three things have in common: dropping a ping pong ball either into a bucket that says ‘yes’ or ‘no’ at the end of day, checking whether wearing a bright yellow sash during medication […]

How do you get healthcare employees to embed continuous improvement in their everyday work life? Part 1

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Guest Blog

By Mary Grace Gardner, Director of Strategy and Performance Improvement in the San Francisco Bay Area.

What do the following three things have in common: dropping a ping pong ball either into a bucket that says ‘yes’ or ‘no’ at the end of day, checking whether wearing a bright yellow sash during medication […]

Five Pitfalls of Organizational Process Metrics

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Traditional metrics are centered on financial, operational, and employee data. The newer organizational process metrics measure how a process works from the company point of view and the customer point of view. How is the company doing at meeting a customer needs (such as accuracy, responsiveness, service, speed, completeness) and how is the process […]

A BPM Team or BPM Stakeholders?

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There are many ways to ‘do’ business process improvement projects. It’s best if the company has a methodology from BPM, Lean, Six Sigma, Reengineering or some other methodology. Here’s the one I use, starting with selecting the project and ending with monitoring and sustaining the project; ‘doing’ the process improvement project means completing the section […]