Business Process Considerations
White paper prepared by Codel
This paper briefly outlines some
points to consider regarding business process re-engineering (BPR), as
well as informally highlighting some of the common objections to why this
Why do BPR?
Or: “I have no time for
worrying about procedures, why should I bother?”
Defines set of standards and
benchmarks for stakeholders to follow
Drives out efficiency savings in
Promotes a higher return on
investment on existing IT initiatives
Satisfies regulatory and/or risk
How is structured BPR different to informal BPR?
Or: “I have produced a
couple of Visio flowcharts already, surely this is enough?”
Informal BPR good at presenting
high level information to senior stakeholders, but is difficult to
derive benefit elsewhere
Structured BPR allows connection
to scope, analysis, procedural, system engineering initiatives, whilst
still remaining accessible to senior stakeholders.
Where there is a culture of
structured system engineering, it is especially difficult to obtain
return on investment on BPR unless it is structured too.
Who is involved?
Or: “I can see this is
important, just don’t take up any of my time …”
Ad-hoc commitment from all
stakeholders to provide their expertise in how they want their business
to be run.
Full time role to facilitate
workshops, perform analysis and collate documentation.
Executive buy-in and proper
Which areas require business processes defined
Or: “This will effect
other areas, but not mine …”
Parts of business where ownership
Processes that require large
numbers of collaborators
Process that have a high
Process to mitigate key risks
There is dependency on 3rd
There are legal or regulatory
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This paper has been prepared by Codel
Services Ltd to illustrate how structured business modelling can help
your organisation. Codel Services Ltd is an IT Consultancy specialising in
business modelling. If you would like further information, please contact
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