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“This method not only provided excellent tools, it also helped us build the habit of criticizing our own process so we can make it better.”

David Scronce,
Director Strategic Initiatives
University of California, Berkeley

 

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 […]

How Do You Overcome These Barriers to BPM Success?

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Lots of barriers get in the way of taking the time to analyze how we do work, making recommendations, implementing, and making the improvements stick over time. In a research paper we did, we developed three stages for successful process improvement and common barriers at each stage. (See article for more information on the research […]

Introduce Yourself for Success as the BPM Facilitator

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Dear i4Process:

We have been doing process improvement in our healthcare organization for several years. I would like to know, “How does a BPM Facilitator successfully position him/herself when working with a team for the first time?”

Dear Potential BPM Facilitator,

Let me begin by giving a definition of a BPM Facilitator to clarify what […]

How Do You Build an Improvement Culture?

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This is such a simple but such a critical question. And it has several critical elements:

Building – meaning this is going to take some time and it will start at one level and grow to another level

Improvement – in other words we want to have an organization that wants […]

Half the Time Process Improvement Fails: How to Be in the Other Half: Part 3 – The BPI Team

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Ask, do we interview various stakeholders to develop the current state models? Do we seek out individual specialists to gather and analyze quantitative data? Here’s what I have found: if you want to increase your risk of failure—use individuals instead of a BPI team. A core team that is ongoing for the charter, modeling, analysis, […]