To achieve the desired outcome of a contracting or management process, more than just planning and execution is required. It also requires careful analysis and control of the interdependent business processes involved in planning the preconstruction, procurement, construction, closeout, and commissioning the built environment. Management of business processes is essential to the success and growth of any project or business.
BPM is an integrated, systematic approach to discovering ways of modeling, automating and continuously monitoring business process. The goal is to align internal business activities with strategic goals, leading to increased efficiency and profitability.
To fulfill its purpose to achieve its goal, the BPM lifecycle is comprised of six phases: analyze, design, implement, monitor, optimize, and redesign. The initial step of the process is to look at the current process and pinpoint areas for improvement. The second stage is the creation of the new business procedure that meets the needs of the business, using standardization and automation when possible. The implementation phase is targeted at implementing the new model. Ongoing monitoring and optimization will ensure ongoing performance.
Construction companies squander many thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars each year on manual tasks and inefficient business processes. This is true both in the office and on the job site. Automating these processes increases visibility, improves operational responsiveness enhances risk mitigation and speeds decision-making. It can also lower costs, boost employee motivation, and allow for better utilization of resources. To accomplish this, teams must have full visibility of their processes, as well as the underlying procedures.