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The Power of Business Process Improvement: 10 Simple Steps to Increase Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Adaptability
Susan PageEvery business process in every organization can be made better, more efficient, more flexible and more adaptable to changing needs. Business process improvement (BPI) can drive substantial bottom-line increases, ultimately accelerating the revenue cycle. "The Power of Business-Process Improvement" proves that even sweeping BPI initiatives don't have to be complex, time-consuming projects. This incredibly practical book cuts through lengthy, technical explanations with a 10-step method designed for busy professionals with real-world problems. Starting with simple tools to help the reader develop a process inventory, the book shows how to prioritize and map processes, apply improvement techniques, test new processes and rework them as necessary and implement the changes.
Improving Business Processes (Pocket Mentor)
Harvard Business School PressIn challenging times, companies must serve their customers faster and more efficiently. This makes improving your business processes more critical than ever. In this book, you'll learn key steps for carrying out a business process improvement initiative, including how to:-Plan a business process improvement initiative-Analyze and redesign a current process that needs improvement-Obtain the resources needed to change a process-Develop a systematic approach for creating and implementing change
Managing Quality (4th Edition)
Thomas Foster Managing Quality is a comprehensive introduction to the field of quality management that presents a supply chain theme as the unifying framework for quality improvement. Differing Perspectives on Quality; Quality Theory; Global Supply Chain Quality and International Quality Standards; Strategic Quality Planning; The Voice of the Customer; The Voice of the Market; Quality and Innovation in Product and Process Design; Designing Quality Services; Managing Supplier Quality in the Supply Chain; The Tools of Quality; Statistically Based Quality Improvement for Variables; Statistically Based Quality Improvement for Attributes; Six-Sigma Management and Lean Tools; Managing Quality Improvement Teams and Projects; Implementing and Validating the Quality System  For quality control managers and/or anyone interested in greater quality management. 
Second Homes for Dummies
Bridget McCrea and SpignesiThinking about owning a second home? Whether you want a relaxing getaway spot, a future retirement home, or just a place to rent out for profit, having a second home has always been a good investment. But how will you know where to look, how to invest, and what you need to avoid?Second Homes For Dummies gives you the tools you need to handle the entire second-home buying process from concept to completion! This book covers the bases and the basics of buying a second home, presenting all information in a logical and modular format so you can find just what you need on the subjects that interest you. You’ll find out everything you need to know to:Determine whether or not a second home is right for youMaximize your options for a second homeSearch for a home and find the money to pay for itRent out your home for profitRenovate and maintain it to ensure its growing valueMake your second home your primary homeLook for and purchase a home in another countryAlso provided are a list of the best places in the world to buy a home, ways to improve your home and make it first rate, and rules that you should talk about with your guests. With Second Homes For Dummies, you can make your dream of having a second home come true!
Organizing Your Home Office For Success : Expert Strategies That Can Work for You
Lisa KanarekWorking from home offers many challenges from finding the right space for your home office to balancing your home and office life. This easy-to-follow guide to organizing your home office is filled with proven strategies for creating a clutter-free, efficient home office. Whether you're suffering from information overload or sharing a home office with your toss-everything spouse, home office organizing expert Lisa Kanarek's advice will get you on the right track to an organized and productive home office. Her organizing methods are tailored to meet everyone's needs from a perfectionist to a pack rat.
Workflow Modeling: Tools for Process Improvement and Application Development, 2nd Edition
Alec Sharp and Patrick McDermottAt last - here's the long-awaited, extensively revised and expanded edition of the acclaimed and bestselling book, "Workflow Modeling". This thoroughly updated resource provides proven techniques for identifying, modeling, and redesigning business processes, and explaining how to implement workflow improvement, this book helps professionals define requirements for systems development or systems acquisition. By showing how to build visual models for illustrating workflow, the book helps practitioners assess their current business processes and see where process improvement and systems development can take place. Leading author Alec Sharp is an internationally recognized expert in business process management and is in high demand as a speaker and seminar leader in the field.
What is Lean Six Sigma
Michael L. George, David Rowlands and Bill KastleA quick introduction on how to use Lean Six Sigma to improve your workplace, meet your goals, and better serve your customers. Lean Six Sigma combines the two most important improvement trends of our time: making work better (using Six Sigma) and making work faster (using Lean principles). In this plain-English guide, you’ll discover how this remarkable quality improvement method can give you the tools to identify and eliminate waste and quality problems in your own work area. Packed with diagrams, cartoons, and real-life examples, What is Lean Six Sigma? reveals the “four keys” of Lean Six Sigma and how they apply to your own job: Delight your customers with speed and quality Improve your processes Work together for maximum gain Base decisions on data and facts You’ll see the big picture of what your company hopes to gain with Lean Six Sigma, how it may affect your work area, and what it can mean to you personally.
Analysis for Improving Performance: Tools for Diagnosing Organizations and Documenting Workplace Expertise
Richard A Swanson PhDThis revised and expanded version of "Analysis for Improving Performance" provides the tools for doing the crucial - yet often overlooked - upfront analyses essential to the success of any performance improvement effort. Human resource development expert Richard A. Swanson's step-by-step method allows program developers and managers to: assess an organization's real business needs and the status of its supporting systems; analyze necessary worker skills, knowledge, and attitudes; specify performance requirements and evaluation standards; and produce a viable and comprehensive performance improvement design. This second edition is extensively revised throughout and contains many updated case studies and expanded concepts. It also contains a new chapter on Documenting and Improving Work Process. In the end, the tools and resources provided within "Analysis for Improving Performance" will help make sure that workplace performance improvement efforts really work.
199 Great Home Businesses You Can Start (and Succeed In) for Under $1,000: How to Choose the Best Home Business for You Based on Your Personality Type
Tyler G. HicksTurn Your Dream of Starting a Home-Based Business into Reality!It's incredibly easy to start a money-making business right from the comfort of your own home. Millions of people just like you are enjoying the freedom—and extra income—of working for themselves. You can too. In 199 Great Home Businesses You Can Start (and Succeed In) for Under $1,000, home-based business guru Tyler Hicks shows you how to achieve your work-at-home dream.Inside you'll learn the secrets to:·Choosing the home-based business that's just right for you ·Getting started in your business with minimal cost ·Building your fortune doing what you love ·Running a business from home while keeping your day job ·Using the Internet to advertise and promote your home-based business ·And much more!This invaluable book will help you begin your promising new life today as a successful home-based entrepreneur!
Making Money from Home: How to Run a Successful Home-Based Business
Donna PartowIn tough economic times, conventional jobs can be hard to find. A home-based business could be the answer for many people. Making Money from Home compares the cost of working outside the home with the benefits of working from home. It provides readers with the tools they need to run a successful home business, such as time management advice, details on the foundations of a solid business, tips on marketing goods and services, legal issues to consider, and information on how to use the Internet effectively and how to create a business plan.
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