Business Process Engineering

September 12, 2013
Hosted by Angela Sharpe

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Most organizations want to improve efficiency & customer service, simplify operations and reduce costs. They often look to computer systems and software to achieve these goals. However, simply automating processes with new software can lead to greater challenges and expenses without achieving the original goals. The name 'Business Process Reengineering' (BPR), was coined in 1990 by Michael Hammer in the Harvard Business Review. His main idea is that we should eliminate work that does not add value, rather than find ways to automate it. BPR provides a framework for the development and deployment of information systems within the context of simplifying operations and reducing costs. There are many approaches to BPR, but a very simple framework for it can be summarized as: 1) Understand, 2) Document, 3) Simplify and 4) Automate. These four steps guide you from where you are today to effective implementation of new and existing systems.

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Angela Sharpe

Angela Sharpe

Angela Sharpe is the talk show host for A Sharpe Outlook. Statistically, most businesses fail in the first three years. With her holistic style, she makes difficult information very easy to understand. What you don't know can hurt you, so the mission is always sharing information and best practices in order to achieve success. She develops and shares business tools to help avoid pitfalls. She is an author and a conference presenter in the areas of Housing, Grants, Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Budgeting, Audit, Start-ups, Business Development, Process re-engineering, Systems, Credit, Resources and other operational information. Angela is a seasoned professional with over thirty five years of experience at a senior management level and possesses considerable skill gained from numerous organizations and industries. She has worked for Fortune 500 to Fortune 100 companies and is a conference presenter for existing businesses and start-ups. The industries covered in her years of experience, are retail, consumer goods, software, gaming, banking, manufacturing and nonprofits. Currently, she develops curriculum and training materials for use in private industry, native communities, nonprofits and women/minority owned businesses. She is a leadership trainer and coach using webinars. For additional information, visit www.asharpeoutlook.com.

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