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“Shelley gave structure to the process team, guiding us and providing tools, so that we were more productive during the mapping and analysis of the current process and redesigning the new process.

The new process, the Abovehealth Modular Implementation, is a repeatable process with discipline and specific tools for each phase. We expect that the new sequence modular approach will not only reduce cycle time and rework, but be a real differentiator for us in the marketplace.”

Terri SenRoy
Director, Quality Assurance (former)
AboveHealth

 

Expanding and Sustaining Continuous Improvement – Part 2

Guest Blog

Guest Blog

By Lisa Meschi

After phase one of our continuous improvement (CI) journey, we saw a shift in the energy around our effort: momentum waned, and there was resistance to new CI projects. After looking at our main issues, we aimed to solve four problems: Projects were taking too long, our infrastructure was […]

Starting, Growing, or Killing Process Improvement - Part 2

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Knowing where the organization is in its process improvement journey is important, so you start from where you are and keep moving forward. This article addresses three different stages–starting, growing, and killing process improvement and looks at three different areas for success. Part 1 looked at Assessing where the organization is, and what to do […]

Setting up a BPM Measurement System - Part 2 of 3

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If you’re working on a single business process improvement project or many processes across the enterprise, you need a measurement system. But how do you build one that is comprehensive, efficient and effective? Part 1 covered Level 1 and 2 measurement elements based on the process maturity graphic below. This part covers Level 3.

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InfoWorks Interview on The BPI Blueprint

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InfoWorks interviewed Shelley Sweet, who is President of I4 Process and author of The BPI Blueprint. I4 Process provides consultation, workshops and training programs based on a unique 3-PEAT method of modeling processes and analyzing data that accelerates operational improvements, and builds leaders and employees who sustain operational excellence.

InfoWorks: Why did you decide […]

Do Kaizens Work for Knowledge Workers? - Part 2

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Part 1 of this blog talked about the purpose and set up for this 4 day Kaizen with an Environmental Healthy & Safety group. Part 2, the final section follows.

In the first 2 days, we documented five process diagrams (for each of the permits – we found a 5th one!), identified the wastes […]