How to Monitor Process Improvements

by Mehmet Karakus; Updated September 26, 2017
Monitoring process improvements is essential to ensure previous mistakes are not repeated.

Monitoring process improvements ensures that individuals and groups do not repeat previous mistakes. It establishes a strong foundation to enhancing your business. By following specific steps, you can monitor process improvements.

Step 1

Establish areas of improvement within your current process. Review your current process step by step and highlight areas of improvement.

Step 2
Monitoring time process improvement will save money in the long run.

Capture current baseline metrics. Write down the metric numbers of your areas of improvement to determine baseline metrics; if an area of improvement is time, faster or slower, knowing your current time baseline will help compare it with your new time baseline information.

Step 3

Determine metric goals. Review the areas of improvement to determine metric improvement goals.

Step 4

Prioritize metric goals. Sort your improvement metric goals in order of importance to monitor. Focusing on specific improvements will ensure your changes are effective.

Step 5
Compare baseline to actual for result changes.

Monitor process improvements. Compare your baseline metrics to actual process result changes.

Tips

  • Monitoring process improvements is a team effort. Ensure that all team members are involved so you can capture all points of view.

Warnings

  • Be patient because process improvement is continuous.

About the Author

Mehmet Karakus began writing professionally in 2010. His work focuses on projects, process, finance and product management. He has worked for organizations helping to enhance management to increase efficiency. He has also been published in "PMI Magazine." Karakus received a degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University.

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