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By pabreu ·
Where do you start when you need to analyze the processes of an enterpise?

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by JoOehrlein In reply to Analysing a small Enterpr ...

I would pick out the most basic thing they do. Follow it all the way through. Don't get sidetracked by things that get sent off the "main" path, just document those and go back and flesh them out when the full "main path" is documented. This gets you a full scope across multiple groups and may already point out some problems. If you've picked something that's really common, anything that you can suggest to change here will have a big impact.

Another alternative would be to analyze a division, department, or project group at a time. The problem with that is that you don't get the whole picture at once unless each area is relatively autonomous. If they are autonomous, then treat that group as the enterprise and again pick out the most common thing they do and analyze it.

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by Expansus In reply to Analysing a small Enterpr ...

At first you should ask yourself why you want to analyze your/an enterprise's
processes.

The goal you'll try to achieve determines the tools you could use.

From my own expierence, a business plan which describes the goals of the company is the most fundamental tool you need.
If someone of the enterprise's management has created a BP you should try to use it for further analyzing.
If not, you should start to write one ...

There several types and possibilities of creating / using a BP, but a very fine source for more information is the "CCH's Business Owner's Toolkit" where are some good examples are given and many downloadable documents are available. The SOHO GUIDEBOOK offers a valuable content for small business purposes, so have a look at:
http://csi.toolkit.cch.com/scripts/sohotoc.asp
To jump directly in the BP chapter try:
http://csi.toolkit.cch.com/text/P02_0001.asp

There are also analytical tools like a SWOT-analysis (Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats) which could lead you to some due results.

In a later stage you could use some of the white papers published around here (like the "scoop creep" subject)

Let me know if it was of any use for you.

Regards

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