Please refer our previous blog, Blog No. 43, in which looked into some of the key barriers in ensuring Process Compliance.
Today, let’s discuss and figure out ways and means for us to overcome these barriers.
Ways & Means to overcome
|Ill-defined processes||Let a process be developed by those who are expert in executing a particular task with a single purpose of ensuring best execution of the task by following the process. (Against the current situation of a process being developed for meeting the requirements of a certification, under an organizational pressure of those who may not have much to do with actual task execution.)|
|Non-value add elements in a process||Please refer the above.|
|Unavailability of the time required to comply with a process||Please refer the above.|
|Threat perception with regard to being penalized for the “mistakes documented”||While maintaining an organizational comfort of “allowing for human error”, every attempt should be made to ensure mistake-proofing while working out a process, with a closure with thorough self & peer review.|
|Process not being revised, and getting outdated||Periodic review and updation by the “best at it”|
While reviewing the above, you would not miss the emphasis on the “ENGINEERING” through and through – in defining a process, keeping it updated, ensuring that a process is defined with sharp focus on ensuring best task execution.
…and the above, yes, in sharp contrast to the current reality of a heavy non-engineering content in process definition in the name of meeting the requirements of various certifications.
Certifications should facilitate “Better Engineering”, else they need to be adapted and customized with engineering brains reviewing their clauses and requirements…
Hope that you will agree to that engineering will get executed best:
“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high”!
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