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“In class when I mapped the freight process, I discovered that the operational process was not the main issue; instead we had some key decisions at the strategic level to consider. Back at work, I have already shared the maps I developed with others and I am developing some dashboards to collect data to focus our improvement efforts. Shelley asked some insightful questions that influenced my thinking and put me in a stronger position to demonstrate what needed to be done.”

Theresa Quinn Accurso
Director of Finance
Shure Inc.

 

How Does Your Shared Service Center Work? An Interview with a Shared Services Director

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What was the original purpose for establishing a Shared Services group?

The Head of HR for the organization was a strong proponent of Shared Services and there was also a company wide focus on operational efficiency and safety. When we began we focused on two HR processes that we wanted to centralize and standardize and […]

How to Get Executives Engaged in BPM Analysis

“The process model is boring–just so many rectangles and diamonds.” That’s pretty much what executives say if you show them a process model that is 20-100 steps. They will be impressed by its length and they are likely to say, “Wow that process is pretty complicated. I can see why it takes so long.”

They […]

BPM Practices: Differences in Large Companies vs. Middle Market Companies?

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Want to Participate?

Are there really any differences between business process management (BPM) practices, success factors and derailers between large companies and middle market companies? I have worked on business process improvement (BPI) projects in both but am just now researching the similarities and differences.

If you would like to participate in the study, […]

Should the Process Office Lead a BPI Project? The Good and the Bad

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A pharmaceutical company had been operating for over 15 years, so it was not a start up, but it was still privately owned. It had grown to a middle market company with 1500 employees in the US and globally and had five successful products in the market place.

Regulation demanded that clinical trials meet […]

3 Reasons Why You Need BPM Governance

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Sometimes I think that BPM governance is just a fancy word that brands business process management as an important part of the enterprise. Should the organization really add more structure, committees, and meetings for another form of governance—namely business process management governance? And then there are other questions—when should the organization have BPM governance, what […]