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1. Analyze existing process

The ISP process improvement methodology uses brainstorming to map processes and Microsoft Project to document the process maps. Using microsoft Project allows us to attach resources and work to each work step. This rolls up into a cost model for each process. The diagram below highlights the major step in process improvement along with the detail work steps for 'Analyze existing processes'.
Process improvement
               
  Analyze existing process              
               
    Design alternate processes            
              
       3. Select processes to improve         
              
         4. Develop new processes       
              
            5. Deploy new processes     
              
              6. Achieve improvement goals  
              

The diagram below expands the first step in Process Improvement. The ISP methodolgy uses Turbo brainstorming is used to capture the process maps which are then documented in Microsoft Project. Custom fields and calculations are setup in Project.

  1. Annual volume
  2. Unit effort
  3. Unit cost
  4. Annual cost = Annual Volume * Unit Price
1. Analyze existing process
                         
  .1 Catalog business processes                      
                         
      .2 Define annual volume                  
                         
          .3 Map selected processes              
                         
              .4 Document process with Microsoft Project          
                         
                  .5 Identify resources and work effort      
                         
                      .6 Develop process cost model  
                         

 

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information
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planning corp.
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North Vancouver
B.C.V7R 4L9

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