Beyond the Swimlane®
March 31, 2015

Winning the Race - Process Map vs. Process Model

See why Process Models are realistic, reusable assets that grow with your business.

What Ed Says: Process for the Sake of Process = Failure

So you're pretty happy with yourself. You've churned out the most brilliant, thoughtfully paced out set of business process improvement initiatives you're sure this company has ever seen.

There's no question, this set of optimizations are masterfully going to tackle and achieve the goal (as an example), "Implement 5 Process Improvement Initiatives within your Organization". Time to check that box and move on to your next strategic goal - right? Oh no my friend, a world of wrong.

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Minimizing the Disruption of Unfinished Dodd-Frank Regulations

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Bill is the most substantial reform to the financial services industry in over 50 years.

It's estimated that somewhere between one-fourth and one-third of the rules aren't yet set in stone. For companies that have to plan how they will comply with these rules, this is a major challenge.

Find out how companies can manage this change, while minimizing the disruption of normal business.

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iGrafx Tip & Tricks

Did you know that you can create a sub-process by selecting a number of process activity boxes and dragging and dropping them over a process step to auto move them to the next level? For real.

See it in Action

See it in action!

Now school us. Send your favorite tip or trick on over by April 17, 2015 and get entered to win an iGrafx Flair Pack filled with goodness. Get a Polo shirt, Process Map vs. Process Modeling infographic poster, and a few other knick-knacks to show we care. Lucky dog winner to be notified by April 27.

Thirsty for Knowledge? Let us fill your cup with an Online Training Class!

If you've got a hankering to know more about Modeling, Simulation and Six Sigma - we've got you covered. Our interactive classes are sure to aid you in leveraging our solutions more to your advantage.

Upcoming Training Dates:

April 20-24, 2015
May 18-22, 2015

Shout-Out: Reads We Love

It's no secret that we're in love with the Shingo Award-Winning Book, "Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation" by Karen Martin and Mike Osterling. In fact, we're not shy about telling everyone we know that the key to keeping customers happy, all while minimizing waste and streamlining operations at the same time can be found in the very pages of this book.

On the road again...

Visit us at one of these upcoming events:

US Events

Gartner Business Process Management Summit | September 9-11, 2015 | National Harbor, MD

Business Performance Excellence Summit | September 28-30, 2015 | San Francisco, CA

Operational Excellence in Insurance | October 26-28, 2015 | Hartford, CT

Building Business Capability | November 2-6, 2015 | Las Vegas, NV

Operational Excellence in Oil and Gas | November 9-11, 2015 | Houston, TX

Global Events

Bankinglounge | April 16, 2015 | Frankfurt

Process Solutions Day 2015 | April 28-29, 2015 | Köln

CONTROL 2015 | May 5-08, 2015 | Stuttgart

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