Consumers are looking for more transparency when deciding how to spend their money or who to spend it with. At the same time, companies are seeking out ways to increase profits while offering a quality product or service that is consistent and reliable. In today’s competitive climate, the use of strategic Business Process Management (BPM) tools is becoming a critical component of a successful project manager’s repertoire of skills and knowledge required to succeed in this dynamic market.
Students, career changers and current project managers that would like to increase their project management acumen can consider adding BPM training to their professional development strategy. This set of strategies helps project managers bring about better results with repeatable success.
Six Sigma helps business leaders:
Business Process Management curriculum covers specific tools that leaders can use to reduce errors and increase the quality of a product or service within the larger Six Sigma framework.
Originally applied in a manufacturing setting, Six Sigma practitioners strive for a manufacturing process in which 99.99966% of the products manufactured are statistically free of defects. This equates to 3.4 defects per million. Multi-national organizations have had particularly impressive results in implementing the Business Process Management tools of Six Sigma. In just half a decade, General Electric estimated that the implementation of Six Sigma resulted in over $10 billion in savings and increased profits.
While today the evolution of Six Sigma is moving right along with the expansion of the global marketplace, at the time of its introduction it was a radical change in the status quo business paradigm.
Today’s consumers want strong triple bottom line performance ratings from the companies they choose to support. Business Process Management strategies and tools allow a company to report data in a way that is engaging to a wide variety of stakeholders, as well as their target consumers. The tools allow for a more holistic and responsive approach toward running a company in today’s ultra-competitive environment.
In today’s constantly changing business environment, developing a breadth of knowledge that transfers to industry is a cost-effective way to invest in career development. Many professional organizations offer excellent opportunities for career networking and mentoring. Joining and being active in a professional organization is a great career development strategy for project managers and business leaders at all levels.
At the same time, with the convenience of online education, professionals working toward advancing their careers have more options than ever before. The flexible scheduling of online learning is one of the first things many people consider when contemplating enrolling in a class that takes place over the Internet. Also, reputable online programs hire industry leaders to teach their curriculum, which means that students can engage in a dynamic learning process taught by career mentors who have implemented these best-practice tools to build their own successful careers. In addition to having access to real-world knowledge, students are also interacting with career-minded professionals in a vibrant learning community which can yield additional long-term career connections.