Process Map

Organizations constantly strive to streamline their processes and eliminate inefficiencies to maximize productivity and reduce costs. One valuable tool that aids in this endeavor is the Efficient Process Map. In this course, we will delve into the comprehensive analysis of a process map, and then extract its core elements through a brief overview.

Process Map planning tool
Chapter 1: What is it?

A macro level process map is a visual representation of the steps and activities involved in a complex business process. It provides an overview of the entire process from start to finish, highlighting the key components and interactions between various subprocesses. By offering a high-level perspective, a macro level process map helps organizations understand the overall flow and interdependencies of their business processes, enabling them to identify inefficiencies, bottlenecks, and areas for improvement.

Chapter 2 : When do I use it?

Macro level process mapping is a strategic approach to understanding and optimizing an organization’s processes. Unlike traditional process mapping, which focuses on individual processes, macro level process mapping zooms out to provide a bird’s-eye view of the entire organization. This enables leaders to identify interdependencies, bottlenecks, and redundancies that may be hindering efficiency and effectiveness.

Chapter 3: How do I use it?

Creating effective process maps requires careful planning and attention to detail. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you navigate through the process mapping journey:

1. Identify the process: Start by selecting the process you want to map. It could be anything from order fulfillment to employee onboarding.

2. Gather information: Collect relevant data and gather input from stakeholders who are involved in the process. This will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the process and ensure accuracy in your map.

3. Define the boundaries: Clearly mark the beginning and end points of the process to establish its boundaries. This will help you focus on the specific process you want to map and avoid unnecessary complexity.

4. Map the steps: Break down the process into individual steps or activities. Use symbols or shapes to represent each step and connect them in the correct sequence. Clearly label each step to ensure clarity and understanding.

5. Validate and refine: Review the process map with stakeholders, seeking their input and feedback. Make revisions or adjustments as necessary to ensure accuracy and completeness.

6. Document additional information: Add relevant details such as timeframes, responsible parties, and decision points to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the process.

By following these steps, you can create effective process maps that accurately depict your workflows and help drive improvements in your business operations.

Chapter 4 :Why should I use it?

At the core of every successful business lies a well-defined set of processes. These processes dictate how work is done, what steps are involved, and who is responsible for each task. However, in complex organizations, it can be challenging to grasp the bigger picture and understand how these individual processes fit together. This is where a macro process map comes in. A macro process map provides a bird’s-eye view of the entire workflow, illustrating the flow of information, materials, and activities across multiple departments or functions. It allows stakeholders to see the interdependencies between processes, identify potential bottlenecks or redundancies, and make informed decisions about resource allocation. By understanding the power of macro process maps, organizations can gain valuable insights into their operations and take proactive steps to improve efficiency.

Chapter 5 : Coaching Benefits

I need help…

Not all help costs money. Requests for additional information and potential application for your industry, helps us to improve the training experience, at no charge to you.

When do I need coaching services?

Coaching has proven time and time again to be a powerful tool in optimizing performance and driving efficiency in various aspects of life. Whether it is in the workplace, educational settings, or even within personal relationships, coaching has the ability to unlock untapped potential and enhance productivity. By leveraging the collective intelligence and diverse skills of a group, individuals can capitalize on their strengths, overcome challenges, and achieve remarkable results.

What do I get with coaching services?

Our Role – Quality coordinating – Work to understand your system, review your needs, and suggest process improvements.

We help you use a chosen template and apply it to your business model, with or without action plans.

Coaching includes personalized shareable document for use or for future coaching.

1 hour online coaching (one on one coaching) no minimum participates

Process Map planning tool

Download a Process Map Template

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What is a Process Map?

Watch this Video.

Process mapping is a valuable technique used in various industries to visualize and analyze business processes. It involves creating detailed diagrams that outline the steps, activities, and decisions involved in completing a task or achieving a particular outcome.

As You Watch This Video

As you watch this video to understand the available template;

1. “If you can’t describe a process, you can’t improve it”.

2. Visual display of activities / processes.

3. Current process design at a macro level – steps in a process.

4. Macro level – Look at how your value propositions comes in with the customer / client and end with the customer / client.

5. Use a multidisciplinary approach to developing ad macro level process map.

6. 3 terms COPs, SOPs & MOPs
COPs – customer-oriented process (direct relationship with the customer)
SOPs – support-oriented process (direct relationship to support COPs)
MOPs – management-oriented process (supplier support and guidance to COPs and SOPs)

Still need to visualize, understand the design of a process map and how the method is tested, see the following case studies.

Case Study 1 - Led to Manage LLC

Macro Level View

How we used this format

1. We started with the value proposition (see the Purpose Driving Course – Value Proposition Model)

2. The straightest path down is that proposition which is the primary available product / service requested by the customer is and lists all the necessary internal or external processes needed to deliver the product / service back to the customer.

3. As the primary products / service is customized, if that is an available option, or additional products and services provided is deployed to the right of the primary venue proposition and lists all the necessary internal or external processes needed to deliver the product / service back to the customer. 

Lessons Learned

In the development of our process map, it helped us to identify:

 1. The processes need to supply, support and manage Led to Manage LLC on a macro level.

2. The basis for the need to further define these identified processes with the help of a process sheet (see Strategic Planning Creation Course – Process Sheet), which further defines the needed external and internal inputs and required outputs, and listing the key resources and measurements to successfully manage that process from a strategic level.

3. The position and potential organizations structure (see Strategic Planning Creation Course – Organizational Chart), the needed management structure to lead and manage the needed processes.

4. Where the organization could not supply the need directly it also identified for the operations management to subcontract or affiliate with external subcontractors needed,  determine the impact of these partners on the organizations, to then qualify, control and monitor them so that the align to the overall mission of Led to Manage LLC.