Introduction to Business Process Improvement (BPI) Training

Course 3505

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Labs: Yes
  • Language: English
  • 17 Continuing Professional Development Units
  • 17 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Foundation

In this Business Process Improvement (BPI) training course, you will learn to leverage your current business strategy to drive improvement, develop tools, identify problem areas, measure performance, validate change, and create models of current and future processes. Gain the skills you need to employ a step-by-step BPI framework in your organization to maximize efficiency and productivity.

Introduction to Business Process Improvement (BPI) Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Introduction to Business Process Improvement (BPI) Training Course Information

In this Business Process Improvement course, you will learn how to:

  • Apply a BPI framework in your organisation
  • Identify processes in need of improvement
  • Create and implement stakeholder engagement and buy-in
  • Measure improvements using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) linked to your business drivers

Introduction to Business Process Improvement (BPI) Training Course Prerequisites

Experience at the level of:

Introduction to BPI Course Outline

Defining BPI

  • Business process improvement vs. re-engineering
  • Driving innovation with BPI
  • Benchmarking your personal BPI skills

Uncovering BPI challenges

  • The evolution of process improvement
  • Defining a business process with the Business Process Improvement Framework (BPIF)

Analysing the organisational mission and vision

  • Pinpointing influences on the business
  • MOST
  • Five forces
  • SWOT

Developing a communication plan

  • Identifying key stakeholder's needs
  • Defining the phases of communication

Creating a Process Inventory

  • Defining different documentation methods
  • Determining Business Rules
  • Applying process prioritisation techniques

Enhancing your modelling skills

  • Evaluating modelling techniques and key principles
  • Modelling a cross-functional activity diagram

Designing appropriate measurements

  • Linking business drivers to measurements
  • Identifying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Relating process measures to business drivers

  • Analysing process performance
  • Recognising the causes of poor process performance
  • Time
  • Cost
  • Quality
  • Satisfaction

Leveraging problem analysis criteria

  • People
  • Technology
  • Business rules
  • Materials
  • Investigating root cause using problem mapping tools
  • Relating root cause analysis to a business process

Designing appropriate success criteria

  • Optimising vs enhancing your business process
  • Focusing on customer needs
  • Determining value and uniqueness
  • Dissecting the "To-Be" process

Assessing process performance

  • Deriving KPIs from business drivers
  • Developing a KPI dashboard
  • Creating an assessment plan for your own process

Maximising stakeholder buy-in

  • Targeting key stakeholders
  • Identifying stakeholder communication styles
  • Differentiating approach based on project phase

Driving change in organisations

  • Determining barriers to change
  • Identifying positive and negative forces for change
  • Developing and applying a force field analysis approach

Facilitating acceptance in your organisation

  • Determining organisational necessities
  • Communicating the innovation effectively
  • Preparing the implementation plan

Implementing continuous improvement

  • Recognising the history of continuous improvement
  • Shadow pyramid
  • Six Sigma
  • TQM
  • Deploying SCARF to empower stakeholders

Creating a Business Process Improvement Center (BPIC)

  • Leveraging the BPIC to support stakeholders, business strategy, and knowledge capture
  • Applying the BPI framework using the BPIC
  • Promoting a structured approach to BPI

Focusing on feedback and measurement

  • Appraising BPI processes in organisations
  • Prioritising changes using the Ease/Impact matrix
  • Detailing the BPI implementation plan

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Course FAQs

Business Process Improvement (BPI) allows the management of a business to be interpreted, analysed, and improved to make a business run more smoothly and efficiently.

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.