The Basics of Process Mapping (Paperback)
|Author: Robert Damelio|
Since the influential first edition of this volume, many more organizations have become familiar with and are using systematic improvement approaches such as Six Sigma or Lean, frameworks like the Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMIA(R)), and the Balanced Scorecard (BSC).
Thoroughly revised and updated to keep pace with new developments, this text explains how process maps and the processes they depict are often the foundation for all four of these approaches.
What to Expect:
From the Publisher:
Providing a complete and accessible introduction to process maps, The Basics of Process Mapping, Second Edition raises the bar on what constitutes the basics. Thoroughly revised and updated to keep pace with recent developments, it explains how relationship maps, cross-functional process maps (swimlane diagrams), and flowcharts can be used as a set to provide different views of work.||New in the Second Edition:||Four new chapters and 75 new graphics||An introduction to the concepts of flow and waste and how both appear in knowledge work or business processes||A set of measures for flow and waste||A discussion of problematic features of knowledge work and business processes that act as barriers to flow||Seven principles* and 29 guidelines for improving the flow of knowledge work||A detailed case study that shows how one organization applied the principles and guidelines to reduce lead time from an average of 28 days to 4 days||Unlike "tool books" or "pocked guides' that focus on discrete tools in isolation, this text uses a single comprehensive service work example that integrates all three maps and illustrates the insights they provide when applied as a set Pt contains how to procedures for creating each type of map and includes clear-cut guidance for determining when each type of map is most appropriate. The well-rounded understanding provided in these pages will allow readers to effectively apply all three types of maps to make work visible at the organization, process, and job/performer levels.