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Business Process Modelling

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We’ve spoken about the importance of process improvement. Aligning Value Streams to Customer Journeys and uncovering greater details by diving deeper into process modelling. But what is the value of this deeper dive? You might hear people talking about “workflow models” or “workflow diagrams.” These are basically just another way of using the same process modelling technique. Sometimes, people use “business process modelling” and “business process mapping” interchangeably, depending on who you ask. We use process maps to explain how things are done in business and to figure out ways to make them work even better. This is called Business Process Modelling. It is more than just mapping out workflows or flowcharts. It is a systematic approach to understand the organisation’s operations, identify bottlenecks, and envision pathways to optimisation. Process mapping is a must-have skill for any business analyst and the perfect skill to work on as a new or aspiring business analyst.

One main benefit of process models is that it makes it easier for people to understand and communicate by using a visual representation. It facilitates a collaborative environment where employees from various departments or silos can contribute insights, fostering a culture of collective problem-solving. 

By gaining a holistic view on operations, organisations can pinpoint areas for improvement. One unique aspect of effective business process modelling is that processes are not static but dynamic that evolve over time.

Effective Tools for Business Process Modelling  

In the world of business process modelling, using the right tools can make a big difference in creating, analysing, and improving process models. Software applications such as Microsoft Visio, Lucid Chart, and Bizagi are popular choices because they offer lots of features to make modelling easier. These tools let users drag and drop elements to build models, use ready-made templates to start new initiatives, and facilitate real-time collaboration across teams. They’re flexible and easy to use, making them essential for businesses that want to understand and improve their workflows. Additionally, they make it simpler for everyone involved to see and contribute to the modelling process. As businesses work on becoming more efficient and improving their processes, using these tools can be a key part of their success.

Why use Business process models

In a initiative or service, modelling the ‘To Be’ processes holds significant value, aligning perfectly with the initiative’s goals. While modelling the current ‘As Is’ processes may seem daunting, it’s worth considering due to its potential benefits.

Why bother with the ‘As Is’ process modelling? Well, imagine existing processes shrouded in mystery, with business units only grasping their part of the puzzle, and the initiative aims to automate manual tasks. That’s where ‘As Is’ modelling steps in, shedding light on current processes and paving the way for automation. But the perks don’t stop there! Business process models aren’t just eye-catching diagrams; they’re powerful tools that speak the language of business stakeholders. By providing a holistic view of the initiative and uncovering insights through visual representations, they ensure better requirements and pinpoint possible gaps. From documenting existing processes to pinpointing bottlenecks, business process models do it all, making them indispensable assets in the initiative toolkit. So, whether it’s unravelling the intricacies of a workflow or identifying who’s who in the process, these models are your go-to solution for tackling any challenge.

At BAPL, we recognize the paramount importance of business process modelling in today’s dynamic business landscape. Our expertise lies in utilising process maps to unveil insights, identify bottlenecks, and create pathways towards operational excellence. At BAPL, we are committed to aiding organisations in their journey towards efficiency and innovation. Take the first step towards optimising your business processes today. Reach out to BAPL and discover how our expertise in process mapping can drive your organisation towards unparalleled success.

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