Enterprise Task Management By The Worker For The Worker

Enterprise Task Management By The People for the People Enterprise task management systems promise to deliver organization, efficiency, and work visibility, however a common issue is that they also deliver a straitjacket for work processes, are cumbersome, and while they offer insight for management they are frequently just another system layer for the people who must work with them. Tagged onto this is the price tag, not just of the initial cost of ownership, but the ensuing support burden typically laid upon IT’s shoulders. Instead of empowering workers to respond and react to the business environment, to test ideas for... Read More »

The Three Major Reasons for Using Lean BPM for Compliance

JobTraQ Leverages Powerful Lean BPM Functionality to Improve Compliance Effectiveness & Efficiency There are two major challenges facing compliance teams and auditors: establish what happened and put in place controls to prevent bad stuff happening in future. In a nutshell, that sums up compliance at the coal face, and as a former auditor I well remember my supervising partner’s maxim, “Remember, we record history, we don’t make it!” Such is the life of an auditor, but there is a great deal going on behind those simple statements. Establishing what happened involves the who, the where, the when, the how, but... Read More »

Major Advantages of Workflow and Process Automation

Automating Business Processes using a Workflow Software Delivers Major Performance & QA Benefits Workflow and process automation may have their roots in manufacturing, however transactional processes, i.e. non-manufacturing ones, also benefit from their application. Automation helps improve business processes no matter where they are found, leading to significant productivity benefits, reductions in defect rates, and inventory reductions. The major advantages of workflow and automation are: Visibility Even with a well-established set of processes, you may not have a full picture of them, particularly if there are point solutions and shadow processes involved. Automation explicitly requires an understanding and mapping out... Read More »

Using the JobTraQ Audit Trail for Trouble Shooting

John Barr is the JobTraQ Product and Operational Support Coordinator and a crucial lynch pin for customers transitioning from deployment to operational use of JobTraQ. The Audit Trail feature of our Lean BPM solution makes JobTraQ an ideal compliance enforcement and management tool, however it is also used to trouble shoot problems encountered, either within the solution or within work output. An important tool for troubleshooting an issue with a specific task or project is to use the Audit Trail. The Audit Trail contains all of the actions and updates that have been performed on the task by workflow or... Read More »

Compliance and Risk Management using Business Process Management (BPM)

Karl Hindle is Director of Marketing for JobTraQ, and a former auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co. and Pannell Kerr Forster (UK). Managing Compliance and Risk Across the Organization No matter which compliance regime you are operating under, you must establish visibility into the business processes operating at the heart of your compliance and risk management efforts. If you are unable to gain visibility into who does what and when (and by when), then you are running blind and will be unable to effectively establish appropriate controls and procedures, nor be able to establish adequate audit procedures. There is also... Read More »