Category Archives: Training Program Development

Beyond the Writing of Operating Procedures 3 — Outline of the Book

I am pleased to announce the official, final outline of Beyond the Writing of Operating Procedures. Well, it may not be fully cast in stone. Maybe I’ll consider changes. Heck, maybe I’ll throw the outline out and start over. But … Continue reading

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Implementing Lean: Going Boldly Where No Company Has Gone Before?

Editor’s note: on occasion I take a question posed on a LinkedIn group discussion¬†and expand on the response I provided to the discussion. Since I am very much at odds with the big-program (read, big-budget) initiative approach so prevalent as … Continue reading

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Mr. Procedure’s Mad Cap Adventure–My Developer’s Christmas List

So far, so good…I have downloaded the Flare product onto my work computer and my home computer (the license permits two downloads as long as they are not on the same domain, meaning, I guess, two people in the same … Continue reading

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Mr. Procedure’s Mad Cap Adventures — Introduction

I am a career Office worker. Not that I have worked in an office my whole life, but I have worked with Microsoft Office (at least since Word Perfect was purged at my prior employer). I have developed documents almost … Continue reading

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A Return to First Principles (Part 12), Institutionalizing the Process

The outcome of the process analysis effort is that I have defined the very best way I currently know how to perform the process. That is, I know the way to most effectively achieve the process desired outcomes with minimal … Continue reading

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A Return to First Principles (Part 10), Do I Really Know the Best Way?

The exciting aspect of process analysis is the learning you will gain. Of course, the amount of learning will increase with the amount of work put into the process analysis. Remember that process analysis is based on the three characteristics … Continue reading

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A Return to First Principles (Part 9), Analyzing the Process Current State

In the last post, we discussed looking at a process through the lens of desired outcomes. Every step in a process, every action has (or should have) one or more results that indicate the step was successful. For this reason, … Continue reading

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