CPDE (Design considerations)

So who should consider becoming a Certified Process Design Engineer?  Well anyone can consider it.  Is your organization engaged in some type of certification, working to reach some optimized level of maturity, trying to improve the processes you already have or create a process to meet some new customer requirement? All of these scenarios would employ the skills of a CPDE. To start with, no matter which framework or standard you are utilizing processes must be:
  • Defined
  • Documented
  • Managed via performance metrics
  • Continually improved
Undertaking this effort is not as simple as it may appear and having a staff member with the necessary skills and capabilities (CPDE) ensures that clear and measurable improvement targets along with a process design approach can and will be carried out.  You first must understand the factors that are triggering a process improvement initiative.  They may include:
  • Changing customer requirements
  • Processes that are to complex or have become bottlenecks
  • Inadequate measures or controls
  • Consolidation.
These are just a few, but understanding why an initiative is needed is an excellent place to begin and can insure that you have the correct set of priorities before you undertake any project.  Once your priorities have been agreed, there are three approaches that can be contemplated.
  • Developing processes: Documenting and designing processes not previously defined
  • Reengineering processes:  Radically redesigning or reengineering existing processes
  • Improving processes: Refining existing processes to enhance performance and ensure continual improvement
To gain knowledge and certification in Process Design follow this link http://www.itsmacademy.com/cpde

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