BPM & Lean Six-Sigma

Business Process Management (BPM) encompasses a set of practices and technologies designed to improve business processes. Research done by Dr. Demming, the SEI Institute, and others has shown that focusing on process improvement yields substantial business benefits. BPMS refers to a software system that enables modeling, automating, monitoring, and analyzing business processes to enable continuous process improvement. Organizations that practice process improvement are consistently industry leaders, regardless of the industry.

Process Management Methodology
Just like BPM, Lean Six-Sigma (L6S) is a process management methodology. The customer centric, structured approach of L6S aims at continuously improving process efficiency and quality. The deployment of L6S techniques results in reduced operating costs, increased quality, and increased process speed.

Leveraging synergistic value
No particular improvement approach is sufficient to address all the process-related problems facing an organization. This is the reason why Logimethods integrates the best elements from both BPM and Lean Six Sigma to leverage the synergistic value of combining multiple approaches to process optimization and transformation.

The missing bridge
At a strategic level, L6S accelerates the rate of improvement and long-term sustainability by identifying critical success factors, mapping critical end-to-end value chains, performing root cause analysis and identifying key performance metrics. L6S thus prioritizes BPM initiatives and provides a bridge that is often missing between IT and the business.

While data gathering has traditionally been a weak point of L6S improvement initiatives sustainability, this BPMS strong point can be leveraged to effectively and proactively provide the means to truly manage business processes in real time. Lastly, simulation and performance monitoring are other BPMS strong points that can be optimized by L6S key performance indicators.

BPMS Contributions

BPMS is also key in data gathering and monitoring. As such, it can effectively support the deployment of L6S techniques such as:


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Define, Select & Make it Work

Logimethods helps clients define BPM projects, select the appropriate technology and make it work.

We provide knowledge transfer as well as knowledgeable resources to ensure the success of your BPM solutions.

In addition, Logimethods’ 30-Day BPM Methodology produces a working, deployable solution in 30 days.

This provides early realization of tangible BPM benefits and builds process and BPM knowledge within the organization to begin building an infrastructure and culture for continuous change.


Combining BPM & Lean Six-Sigma

When seamlessly integrated, BPMS and L6S create a powerful synergetic effect that can help organizations improve competitiveness. Logimethods provides BPM and Lean Sig-Sigma services to help organizations speed time to value from these important enterprise investments.

Business Process Management (BPM) helps organizations streamline business processes across application and organizational boundaries. Used effectively BPM can increase efficiency, cut costs, improve quality and improve customer service. To succeed, Business Process automation and integration relies on expertise and leading integration platforms and tools with the capability to define and map processes, develop and deploy processes, and execute, administer, monitor, manage, and improve. In addition to these technologies, BPM also requires effective BPM governance, project management skills, leadership and the ability to affect cultural change.

No particular improvement approach is in and of itself sufficient to address all process-level opportunities and challenges that organizations today must cope with. This is why Logimethods integrates into its Process Performance practice the best that both BPM and Lean Six-Sigma have to offer.

Logimethods’ approach to BPM produces not only the full benefits that technology can provide, but goes beyond technology-centric solutions to look for and identify process-level improvement opportunities that can bring the next level of process performance improvement. Only by leveraging the synergistic value of combining multiple approaches to process optimization and transformation can an organization reap the full benefits of BPM.

Our team of BPM architects and Lean Six-Sigma experts can help you define and conduct a BPM program that will produce substantial benefits to your organization.