TIPP CITY, Ohio, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 60 years, the Ben Graham Corporation (http://www.worksimp.com/) has been a respected pioneer in business process improvement training and consulting. "The Process Improvement Project Guide," a newly published book from CEO Ben B. Graham, distills the corporation's methodology into an actionable handbook for team leaders and executives who seek to optimize organizational efficiency. The book is now available on Createspace and Amazon.
"The Process Improvement Project Guide" covers every detail of process improvement from start to finish, including project definition, data gathering and analysis, and installation. The first couple of chapters concern planning and preparation, as well as taking a thorough assessment of the organizational process in question. An important task in these early stages is to secure buy-in from everyone on the team who will have a hand in the project. A coherent and committed team is easily the critical variable in the success of a process improvement initiative.
Chapter 3 gets to the heart of the matter – challenging the status quo as part of paving the way to a better process. Key topics here include assembling and presenting a proposal to decision makers and installing the new process once it is approved.
The fourth and final chapter emphasizes the importance of locking process improvements into place with accurate documentation. Creating and curating a process library helps stakeholders see where they've been and where they might still improve efficiency. "The Process Improvement Project Guide" discusses how a successful project can foster an environment of continual improvement throughout an organization.
Following the primary contents of the book are three appendices, which include forms, checklists and worksheets to be used throughout the process improvement project. The same material is also available in a supplemental project workbook.
"The Process Improvement Project Guide" consists of short chapters and sections, with an emphasis on concise, practical advice at every turn. Numerous charts and illustrations help readers visualize the steps and understand how everything ties together.
The Ben Graham Corporation hopes to leverage its experience and expertise to promote its process improvement methodology, software and publications to business departments at colleges and universities. The corporation has conducted nearly 1,000 workshops on four continents since its founding over six decades ago.
Ben B. Graham's first book on the subject of process improvement is still available on Amazon. Published in 2004 by Wiley, "Detail Process Charting: Speaking the Language of Process" is a complete introduction and practical guide to the Ben Graham Corporation's time-tested process mapping method.
About the Ben Graham Corporation
The Ben Graham Corporation has provided education, consulting and coaching in continuous improvement of Business Processes (Process Improvement formerly referred to as Paperwork Simplification) since 1953.
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