GB560 Designing, Improving and Implementing Processes
Session # 1105D
Unit 6 Assignment
August 30, 2011
The importance of understanding Business Process Change
Business processes comprise a set of sequential sub-processes or tasks, with alternative paths depending on certain conditions as applicable, performed to achieve a given objective or produce given outputs. Each process has one or more needed inputs. The inputs and outputs may be received from, or sent to other business processes, other organizational units, or internal or external stakeholders. Business processes are designed to be operated by one or more business functional units, and emphasize the importance of the “process chain” rather than the individual units. In general, the various tasks of a business process can be performed in one of two ways; either manually or by means of business data processing systems such as ERP systems. Typically, some process tasks will be manual, while some will be computer-based, and these tasks may be sequenced in many ways. In other words, the data and information that are being handled through the process may pass through manual or computer tasks in any given order. Business Process change is basically looking at the activity that you are involved with and trying to find a better way of being more efficient. Understanding business process change will definitely affect my future employment plans. Everyone has a “Plan A” and “Plan B”. My “Plan A” is entrepreneurship. Business Process Change and understanding it in its entirety can influence whether my company is successful and capable of growing and changing with the environment. Understanding business process change will allow me to consistently evaluate current processes, locate areas of improvement and implement process change strategies. Is a formal process change necessary for all organizational changes? It is my opinion...