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By Anita Cassidy

ISBN-10: 1574442813

ISBN-13: 9781574442816

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7. The first three steps are completed at the beginning of the process improvement effort. In order to improve information systems processes significantly, the effort must be recognized as a formal project. An attempt to just improve processes as time permits will not result in significant progress. The effort will probably not receive the attention, resources, and commitment that it requires to successfully implement the necessary changes. By recognizing process improvement as a formal project, one can identify the project team, determine a plan, obtain the resources and commitment necessary to complete the effort, establish the priority relative to other projects, and obtain support for the effort.

Simply implementing metrics will not guarantee success or improvements. This implementation must reflect an entire change in management philosophy. Metrics are only as good as the leadership behind them. 2 shows a sample of various information systems metrics used at various companies. Although the metrics in the exhibit are presented by functional area, these metrics could also be separated into categories by goals: Ⅲ Ⅲ Ⅲ Ⅲ Ⅲ Productivity Quality Delivery Asset Management Human Resources or by areas of efficiency and effectiveness: Ⅲ Is Information Systems doing the right things?

Processes are a set of activities that focus on one action. Processes can be decomposed into Activities, sets of detailed steps necessary to deliver the end result. Activities can be further broken down into Steps, tasks needed to be done to deliver the end result. 2. 2, the different levels of detail for each of the groupings. It is important that the team talks about on the same level of detail when discussing the processes. PROCESS STAKEHOLDERS Who is involved in a process? Throughout the various levels of a process, there are usually at least four types of process stakeholders, people who have a relationship and vested interest in the performance of the process.

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