Transformation from cocoon to butterfly

Introduction In an era where change is the only constant, businesses are perpetually in the midst of transformation. However, embarking on a transformation journey is no easy feat. Despite the best intentions and resources, a staggering number of these initiatives fall short. But why is this the case? According to McKinsey & Co, “The academic…

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In today’s fast-paced business landscape, organizations are constantly seeking innovative ways to enhance efficiency, optimize operations, and improve overall performance. This quest for operational excellence has led to the emergence of process mining—a powerful technique that promises to revolutionize the way businesses understand, analyze, and optimize their processes. What is Process Mining? At its core,…

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In the quest for operational excellence, organizations are increasingly turning to automation and technology integration. This shift is not just about keeping up with the technological advancements; it’s about redefining how businesses operate in an ever-evolving digital landscape. Central to this transformation are Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA), which have emerged as…

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Continuous Improvement, often associated with the Japanese term “Kaizen” (meaning “change for better”), is a long-term approach to work that systematically seeks to achieve small, incremental changes in processes to improve efficiency and quality. Kaizen was developed in post-war Japan, heavily influenced by American business and quality-management teachers, and it became a fundamental part of…

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Introduction In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the quest for operational excellence and competitive advantage is relentless. A critical tool in this journey is the Target Operating Model (TOM). This article delves into the essence of TOM, its vital components, and the transformative outcomes it can yield for businesses ready to embrace change. What is…

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Every process improvement project needs its own plan to boost the chances of a successful outcome. Make sure yours includes these four phases. If you need to improve a process, make a plan A process improvement plan is exactly what it says: an end-to-end strategy to make a process better. Each process should have its…

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What makes a process improvement project good? We examine six key stages to follow to ensure success. Process improvement is essential for all businesses Process improvement, quite simply, describes the practice of identifying, analysing and enhancing how a business carries out tasks. It’s a systematic, planned approach. There are many reasons to do it, from…

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Process improvement platforms are the perfect partner for the lean transformation process. We highlight the ways in which the systems complement lean tools and techniques. There are clear parallels between the two According to the Kanbanize agile project-management platform, a lean transformation roadmap has eight stages. In its drive to maximise value for an organisation,…

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Are you looking to create a complete solution to drive continuous insight into your processes? Here are the key ingredients for the optimal approach. And, take inspiration from a case study on how an organisation revolutionised its process management.   Look for a platform with the capability to…   Capture the as-is state efficiently and…

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Where do you start when it comes to improving operational resilience? This article looks at two different ways to set about it. Plus, check out how a financial services organisation achieved compliance.   Resilience (noun): the ability to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness Recently, we examined the benefits of and steps to achieving and maintaining…

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If you’re considering beginning process mapping or improvement, you’ve probably got some questions. We’ve gathered together 10 of the most frequently asked questions – and provided the answers. 1. What will process mapping help me to do; why should I bother? Process mapping forms the foundation of all business transformation projects, whether large or small.…

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A picture is worth a thousand words, or so the saying goes. Here’s how to get started with transforming your business processes, in three simple images.   1 Understand your current state 2 Identify how you might change the process 3 Show what the future state might look like Images source: BusinessOptix   Take control…

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Every consultant’s aim is to help clients improve the way they run their businesses. We explore the role of business process management (BPM) systems in delivering solutions to add value and boost efficiency.   Enhance the way your clients run their businesses Are you certain that your recommendations will produce the results clients want and…

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Bemused by business transformation jargon? Improve your understanding with this glossary of frequently used terms and abbreviations in business transformation and software development. It’s regularly updated, so check again soon if you can’t see what you need today. As-is and to-be processes The as-is state of a process is the current state. It’s how the process…

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So you’re looking for a tool to enhance the management of your people development team. Have you thought of process transformation platforms? Surely they’re only for techy business analysts. Well, not exactly. An HR team might not use the system directly. But incorporating its functionality can have major benefits. Business process transformation platforms can help…

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Our partner, BusinessOptix, has been recognised as a top-performing vendor in the NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation & Assessment Tool (NEAT) for process-understanding technology.   NEAT assesses a wide range of capabilities This NelsonHall Vendor Evaluation & Assessment Tool (NEAT) analyses the performance of vendors offering process-understanding technology. The NEAT tool allows strategic sourcing managers to assess…

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A successful project manager is made up of many skills and attributes, and has many different roles. We look at the part that business process transformation systems can play in supporting this challenging function.   The composition of a successful project manager Image source: successfulprojectmanagers.com   Business process transformation platforms can help strengthen project teams…

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The specifics of each project vary, but at heart every consultation is trying to answer some common, basic questions. We look at what these questions are, and how business process transformation systems can help you answer them. Consulting has eight fundamental objectives Harvard Business Review (HBR) published this list of objectives in 1982 (it’s still…

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