The process to accommodate expansion in your business.
The generic method helps you with continuity. When you already have some semblance of automation in place, there might be no need to recreate the entire process. What is required in this case is to pick out areas you can extend and automate.
The generic method is a process analysis tool that is not specific to BPA. It usually involves a step-by-step process that assesses and improves upon what you have as your business process.
Here’s what needs to be done to use this method:
- How- To evaluate the current practice within your organization
- Why- For assessing how you can make your existing process better by identifying the gaps
- Fix it- To work on improvements in errors or gaps
- Track it- A follow-up process for monitoring the new process adopted
- More- An open platform that gives room for additional input to ensure continuity
Combining BPA and BPM
A process that cannot be measured is bound to fail, and this is why it is a great approach to apply Lean and Six Sigma in your BPA process.
Assessing your process involves the use of five key tools, which are very similar to what is obtainable in the generic method but with a slight variation.
The five tools involve Defining, Measuring, Analyzing, Improving, and Controlling (DMAIC) all the processes used for your BPA.
Applying Lean and Six Sigma in your BPA process gives you room to improve, expand, and grow. It also helps you streamline your processes and cut downtime which would otherwise be wasted on repetitive tasks.
This will allow you and your team to focus on other productive issues and also ensure that your established processes have a proper flow that can be perfected over time.
The method you can use for your BPA, therefore, depends on where you are in your business. Remember, however, to always document the process irrespective of the method you use. This will help you with continuity and make transitions to bigger roles easier.