Process Management and Business Process Reengineering

Process management allows senior managers to contemplate business reengineering and ask, "Should there be an application development function in this organization?" Business process reengineering "doesn't mean tinkering with what already exists or making incremental changes that leave basic structures intact. ... It means asking the question: 'If I were recreating this company today, given what I know and given current technology, what would it look like.' ... It involves going back to the beginning and inventing a better way of doing work."[5]

The "better way of doing work" is, of course, a new methodology. How does management encourage the staff to work with a new methodology? By rolling it out in a process management tool. Thus, the cycle is complete — process improvement needs better estimating, better estimating needs meaningful project history, project history needs a standard chart of accounts, a standard chart of accounts must come from a methodology, a methodology needs to be automated with a process management tool, and a process management tool provides the basis for process improvement.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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