Managing a Remote Team: 12 Best Practices for Better Productivity

Strategy Driven

To ascertain staff productivity in teams that are scattered across various locations, below are twelve best practices to effectively manage a mobile/remote workforce: 1. Humans are inherently curious, which is why transparency is a big boost to team morale and productivity.

Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

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Five Coaching Tips to Help Business Process Management Leaders Succeed

Strategy Driven

When organizations want to build a process culture, they need to identify leaders for each process improvement effort—namely an Executive Sponsor, Process Owner, Project Lead and Business Process Management (BPM) Team Facilitator. Reduce time to market for this product).

Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

Harvard Business Review

When they set out to turn around processes that have become woefully inefficient or ineffective, most companies choose one of four process improvement "religions": Lean , Six Sigma , Business Reengineering or Business Process Management (BPM). In addition, Lean converts have a predisposition against adopting large, centralized IT solutions, which may cause them to ignore useful approaches from the BPM religion. Operations Productivity BPM

Social Media Can Play a Role in Business Process Management

Harvard Business Review

Leading organizations are already using the power of social media to shape their business process management (BPM) agendas. Although the use of social media in BPM may still be in its infancy, its potential for increasing the agility of business processes — allowing for change in the early stages of product development, for example — is immense. Operations Social media BPMToday, organizations need to be able to execute at the pace of global volatility.

Fueling Business Process Management with the Automation Engine that Can!

Strategy Driven

Today’s C-level executives understand peripheral management of their critical applications, data systems, and shared services is not an effective, efficient, secure, or financially-feasible effort and require more robust, permanent solutions for assimilation into their BPM.

Do Your Business Process Metrics Measure Up?

Strategy Driven

Peter Fingar, co-author of Business Process Management : The Third Wave , then asks these measurement corollaries in his 2013 article “How Do Your BPM Metrics Measure Up?”. Below are examples of TIPS from my 20 years of practice to select measurements that are meaningful and have an impact on results: Focus on Outcomes – Select measures that track the outcomes of the process from a product standpoint and customer standpoint. Want to learn more about BPM metrics?

Macro Maps Help You Align Processes and Strategy

Strategy Driven

Then list the core products or services delivered by the department. Now identify the processes that produce the core products. Then identify the processes that support the delivery of the core products. Want to learn more about BPM metrics?

How Cloud Computing Is Changing Management

Harvard Business Review

Client-server technology begat enterprise resource planning systems, and the consequent system-wide visibility that was required for what we call business process management (BPM). BPM reflected the interactions of different stakeholders, from product creation through supply chain to final assembly. This will likely mean a more flexible work structure as well, in the interest of products and services that ideally can be adjusted to anticipate customer needs.

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Avoid the Improvement Hype Cycle

Harvard Business Review

Thus, today we have a number of process "religions": Statistical Process Control was followed by Total Quality Management, Business Reengineering, Six Sigma, Lean, and Business Process Management (BPM, which emphasizes process management software). Operations ProductivityOrganizations are overrun with improvement initiatives, from infrastructure overhauls to sales programs. And they often add new ones, spearheaded by new leaders who want to make their mark.