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Inaugural Business Process Improvement Showcase Event a Success

On September 22, 2016, the Business Process Improvement (BPI) Shared Service hosted the inaugural Business Process Improvement Showcase at the Illini Union. Nearly 200 members of the Urbana campus faculty and staff attended the event to learn and share ideas on how to improve business processes at Illinois by delivering faster, better services to our faculty, students, and other stakeholders given the current fiscal environment. Additionally, 26 campus units shared their process improvement experiences either in poster presentations or during breakout sessions.

The BPI Shared Service would like to thank all those who attended or presented at this year's Showcase and we look forward to seeing even more members of the campus community at next year's event. In the meantime, you can visit the Showcase's web page to view many of the posters and slides presented during this year's event.


BPI Shared Service Seeks Input on Unit Security Contact Project

The Unit Security Contact (USC) project seeks to reduce the amount of time hiring managers and unit security contacts spend requesting access to enterprise systems and data while increasing their confidence in obtaining the appropriate level of access for their employees. At this time, the project team is performing a current state analysis to identify process and system gaps and opportunities. If you are a USC or a hiring manager with experience using the current USC system, please reach out to provide feedback to the project team via the USC project web page:


Use BPI Tools and Templates for Your Next Process Improvement Project

The BPI Shared Service strives to provide high-quality instruction about our methodology and equip you with tools to help you run process improvement projects within your unit. Please visit our methodology toolkit, where we've shared templates and how-tos for many of the process improvement tools used by our project facilitators.

One of these tools is the SIPOC map. The SIPOC map is useful when you want to provide a high-level overview of a process, since it helps the team get a handle on the Suppliers, Inputs, Process steps, Outputs, and Customers involved. The discussion required to build a SIPOC map can also help define the scope and set the boundaries of a process improvement project.

Find out more about SIPOC maps including a downloadable how-to guide, template, and sample at our methodology toolkit.

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Training Opportunities and More

All regularly scheduled training opportunities are offered at no cost to University of Illinois employees or their unit.

December 7 Urbana campus Lean Concepts training session: register
January 26 Urbana campus Community Series seminar (topic tba): register
February 23 Urbana campus Facilitation Skills training session: register
March 30 Urbana campus Lean Concepts training session: register