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The Alignment of Six Sigma and BPM

Introduction Quote – Redesign is for innovating a process, lean is to remove waste from the process and six sigma is a technique to eliminate defects in products and services. – “How Work Gets Done” by Artie Mahal Six Sigma … read more

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Lean and BPM – two peas in a pod?

I have seen a resurgence of customers adopting Lean techniques in their projects. In general, these have been very successful due to speed of delivery, quality of deliverables and output, and the ability to drive fundamental change to the business … read more

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Combining all BPM Methods – Is that Possible?

I started to write my PhD thesis on Business Process Management (BPM) capability factors a year ago. First thing I came across was that there are loads of different methods and terms like Process Excellence, Performance Improvement, Six Sigma, Business … read more

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Back in My Day and BPM

Ok, I admit it I am getting older. During a dinner conversation with our three boys earlier this week, we had a discussion about technology and technological trends. The proof I am getting older – I started a sentence with … read more

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Integrating BPM with Six Sigma DMAIC

Many businesses were hit hard by the recent recession, but a positive aspect of the economic downturn is that it required many companies to examine their processes to identify and eliminate previously unknown waste and inefficiencies . Numerous organizations turned … read more

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Zen and the Art of Process Management

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Synopsis In Part One & Two of this six part article we reviewed the factors driving transformational change and how the old ‘inside-out’ approach to business is about as useful as a steam engine in getting to the moon. In … read more

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Lean Six Sigma: Service versus Industry (part 3)

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Of course, organizations that practice Lean Six Sigma optimize their processes in the workplace. In an industrial environment they use ‘tricks’ like hanging drilling machines at the correct height on a string, for easy access. Also inventories are limited by … read more

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Lean Six Sigma: Service versus Industry (part 2)

As mentioned in my previous blog post, the service sector runs about 20 years behind on the industrial sector when it comes to process optimization. To illustrate this, there are a few explanatory symptoms that we see a lot in … read more

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Lean Six Sigma: Service versus Industry

The industrial sector has been applying Lean Management and Six Sigma for decades. For many service organizations these methods are much more of a novelty. You could say that the service sector runs about 20 years behind on the industrial … read more

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