Category Archives: Productivity Improvement

2016 Recap – Basic Requirements for Success with BPM


Once again, with minor updates/consolidations,  . . . . here is my list of basic requirements for Success with BPM. 1. Some of the work to be performed involves the performance of tasks in logical sequence. 2. The work will … Continue reading

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How to achieve quick wins with BPM


Quick Wins definitely are the preferred business development approach for consultants compared to wasting time responding to RFPs.  Here is the pitch we have perfected over the past two decades.. How to Quick Start BPM in your organization Let’s face … Continue reading

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Get Your Story Right


If you want to become a management consultant, it’s unreasonable to expect to ease into this the day after you graduate from university. It takes time to build up expertise to walk in off the street and facilitate strategy development … Continue reading

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Reach for the Sky – Managerial Productivity Series (III)


Once organizations map out and deploy their processes to an RALB run time environment where work is orchestrated by BPM (guidelines) and facilitated/constrained by ACM (guard rails), it’s time to face up to the reality that only 1/3 of employees … Continue reading

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So you think you can multi-task?


Before you say yes, check out the video.   Seriously, you have probably noticed that multi-tasking seems routine to some, yet very difficult to others. You may or may not be able to change the way you are, but here … Continue reading

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Case Management – Tips and Tricks I – Work Scheduling


Case management requires putting a sharp focus on periodic assessment of progress toward meeting a set of objectives. Objectives at a Case can be unique to that Case, some can be pervasive across multiple Cases. The typical scenario is multiple … Continue reading

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A Lean Horse For The Race


When you spend months justifying an initiative, it’s important to get a good start coming out of the gate. Projects are typically multi-dimensional. Each alternative can have different benefits, risks and uncertainties. When preparing an ROI, you owe it to … Continue reading

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What’s in your corporate tool bag?


The list of business process management methodologies has expanded over time but many of us have not paid much attention because we have been practicing most of these for some time, in some cases, before their acronyms were invented. First … Continue reading

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“Best practices” – Is That All There Is?


Organizations strive for competitive advantage – they seek to build it, preserve it, improve it. All organizations have best practices. They may exist only in the minds of stakeholders, they may be mapped to paper, they may be on-line, or … Continue reading

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eCases, the final frontier for workflow management?


Ask any healthcare worker, ask any law enforcement officer, and they will tell you what a “Case” is.  Case was, and for many, still is, a “file folder”. Everything has to be in one place in order to make informed … Continue reading

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