LEAN process architecture

What is Process Architecture?

As businesses grow and see their competitive landscape change, sometimes quickly and dramatically in the face of new technologies, these processes risk becoming outdated or chaotic.

In the age of new IT trends such as Big Data, the cloud, social and mobile technologies it can be easy to lose sight of where things are, especially in the hand-offs between departments.

Members of different teams can end up duplicating their effort, making mistakes and missing fast-moving opportunities to realize value.

An organization’s ability to compete is rapidly converging with its ability to change. And its ability to change is greatly served by becoming process-centric, and understanding the linkage between process and business objectives.  This is the essence of Process Architecture.

Process Architecture presents a commonly understood, shared view of all people, steps, components and processes that the organization performs to deliver a product or service to the customer.

After all, if your ambition is to streamline your processes, the correct place to start is by mapping them out.

This map is the blueprint, it offers a vocabulary (or notation) for executives to discuss and execute rapid change, eliminate waste and maximize operational efficiency.

This, then, is the realm of the Process Architect, who can choose to employ a number of shared frameworks and methodologies, such as Lean and Six Sigma.

Good e-Learning offer both Lean Foundation & Management and Lean Master Belt Practitioner along with Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Foundation and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Advanced perfect for anyone interested in Quality Management. 

More Free Resources

Richard is the Portfolio Manager and one of the Senior Instructional Designers at Good e-Learning. A BA (Hons) in Philosophy from the University of Essex started an unfortunate habit of collecting degrees, with the count currently standing at three. After many years a stand-up classroom trainer for organisations such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley, Richard realized a switch to e-Learning would allow him to do much more sitting down. This he did with Thomson Reuters before joining Good e-Learning in 2015. When not acquiring esoteric and useless facts, Richard is mostly found installing tricky Minecraft mods for his son and his friends.