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Old 5th August 2004, 11:13 AM
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Please Help! The 'Best of the Best' Process Map Format

Folks, I know there are a lot of examples of process maps posted as attachments here in different threads. For those of you who have an opinion and know how to get and paste a post link, I'd like to 'litter' this thread with links to the format(s) you are most impressed with. Or you can attach an example of what you consider to be 'The Best of the Best'.

One I saw in a thread here somewhere had the center as a basic flow chart with Responsibilities, Inputs, and Outputs on the side (which, of course, now that I'm looking for it I can't find...). I have seen this done in Excel, but... Excel isn't my ideal. I have even thought of a using a database where each line is a 'step'.

I am also looking for anyone who uses SmartDraw to do process maps.
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Old 5th August 2004, 02:46 PM
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turtle diagrams in Excel

Hi Marc,

We're using turtle diagrams in Excel for our process maps.

Attached is a copy

Jonell
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Old 5th August 2004, 04:10 PM
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Or you can attach an example of what you consider to be 'The Best of the Best'.
Marc, one of the best I have seen was developed by one of the sites of Solar Turbines, a Caterpillar subsidiary and a 1998 MBNQA winner.

See attached!

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Old 5th August 2004, 04:35 PM
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Marc, one of the best I have seen was developed by one of the sites of Solar Turbines, a Caterpillar subsidiary and a 1998 MBNQA winner.

See attached
I was impressed by the PowerPoint slide.
I was even more impressed when I looked at the slide properties and saw 56 revisions and the total editing time was over 10,000 minutes! Can that be right? or did the designer go on vacation and leave the project live on his computer?
Total editing time 10919 minutes divided by 60 = 181.983 hours divided by eight-hour days = 22.75 (rounded) days divided by five day weeks = 4.55 weeks!

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Old 5th August 2004, 05:06 PM
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Since you have to know, the slide is only one of a VERY long PowerPoint presentation that Solar uses to depict their business management processes and also illustrate their transition from old QMS to newer QMS, thus the document properties.

Now, let me ask you one question

1. what is that award medal/decoration in the your picture available at the ASQ newsletter for the June meeting?
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Old 5th August 2004, 05:26 PM
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Since you have to know, the slide is only one of a VERY long PowerPoint presentation that Solar uses to depict their business management processes and also illustrate their transition from old QMS to newer QMS, thus the document properties.

Now, let me ask you one question

1. what is that award medal/decoration in the your picture available at the ASQ newsletter for the June meeting?
That photo was from an award ceremony at another Association where I was presented with a medal for outstanding service to the Association. That medal, the photograph, and a free dinner was my pay for a forty-five minute keynote address on educating new hires and helping them become assimilated into the corporate culture. (I even had to pay for my own parking!) I got a better deal from my Section - they gave me free dinner and a notebook I use every day plus parking was free! I also won the doorprize drawing for a bottle of Sake. (I'm not sure I know where the medal is anymore - stuck in some drawer, I suppose. I also have a garage full of trophies from a variety of activities and speeches that I'm trying to figure how to recycle.)
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Old 6th August 2004, 06:27 AM
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Thanks for the replies so far. I do like Caterpillar's format. I've been playing with the attached (very basic idea so far) but I'm still looking for ideas.
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Old 6th August 2004, 07:30 AM
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A Completed Sample

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Thanks for the replies so far. I do like Caterpillar's format. I've been playing with the attached (very basic idea so far) but I'm still looking for ideas.
Marc,

The format looks interesting. Would you happen to have a sample of a completed process?

Thanks,
Doug
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