Tag Archives: Process analysis

Beyond the Writing of Operating Procedures 4–Who Am I Writing For?

The thought process that went into the development of the outline for Beyond (you can see the outline in the last post) led me to focus on a question that every writer must address: Who is the audience for this … Continue reading

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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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Answers on LinkedIn: Lean, Continuous Improvement and the Maintenance Department

(Note: this is an occasional series in which I review a question posed in a LinkedIn group I belong to. In the group, I provide a brief answer and I expand upon it here. This question was posed in the … Continue reading

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Writing Operating Procedures–STC Review

Through much of last year, I offered to the technical writing and continuous improvement communities for free (!) my book, Writing Operating Procedures. I was gratified by the positive response to the book. I was approached by the Society for … Continue reading

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Mr. Procedure Discusses Procedures–Documenting Software (Part 1)

The topic of documenting software came up in one request for my Writing Operating Procedures book. This is an important topic to all technical writers and would-be technical writers, because writing in support of software applications is a significant and … Continue reading

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A Return to First Principles (Part 11b), Unearthing the Treasure!

Process analysis and improvement are not for the faint of heart. There is a lot of work that has to take place. I hope the reader appreciates that what I am doing here is scratching the surface of analysis and … Continue reading

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A Return to First Principles (Part 11a), Unearthing the Treasure!

The quest: to find that one, real, current-state best way to do the task. The reality: the best way likely contains elements of the performance of several workers. Of course, you may encounter some resistance in your quest. Let’s look … Continue reading

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