You start with a first pass assessment to begin to understand your metrics, flows, and constraints to flow. The critical document to the first pass assessment was producing a rough Value Stream Map to document what you saw in order to communicate it to others. Now, we are going to use it in the second pass and final assessment to finish your value stream map analysis, to see the flow, and reduce the barriers to flow. Continue reading What is the Goal of Value Stream Map Analysis?
Process maps capture and display information about the current state of your business process and help to communicate the steps in a process. There are different types and levels used in business process mapping that focus on different things. What are the different levels of process mapping?
Asking, “how are we going to get from where we are to where we want to be?” is a question of implementation. What are the concrete steps we have to take to get there? Who is going to do what, and when are they going to do it? Using Swim Lane process maps is one way to answer some of these questions.
Workflow diagrams and Rendered Process Maps translate abstract UML, or Unified Modeling Language, symbols of squares and diamonds into graphical images to explain your business process visually. Continue reading How to Use Workflow Diagrams and Rendered Process Maps
Did you know that it is a “best practice” to create a process map for every procedure or system of procedures that you develop? And did you know that, like a table of contents, process mapping will create stronger communication and better understanding in your organization? Continue reading Build Stronger Communication and Understanding Through Process Mapping
Business Process Mapping communicates your processes using work flow charts in order to achieve your business management objectives.
Continue reading What Is Business Process Mapping?
You have probably heard of the term “Process Map” or a process flow chart (the terms are used interchangeably) to describe a process. But what exactly is a process map anyway?