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Process Mapping and SOP Writing REMOTE LEARNING

REMOTE LEARNING - this course will be delivered to you live online from the UK. 

Course Information

 This course has been designed to make you a confident process mapper and will also help you develop the skills needed to write and produce the content of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) using process maps in a regulated environment. 

 If you are involved in activities which would benefit from process mapping, continual process improvement, or writing SOPs, this is the course for you.

 The course is designed for all those with responsibility for managing, documenting and implementing processes and SOPs. It assumes no prior experience or skills. The course does not recommend any specific software or approach, but explores the principles and ideas that can be applied in any organisation.

 Benefits include: 

  • Hands-on experience in mapping processes
  • An understanding of how process maps can be used to define, communicate and continually improve complex processes
  • An understanding of best practice for SOPs using of process maps/process flow diagrams and process mind maps to complement text
  • An insight into the preparation of concise and user friendly SOPs

 

This course is structured to encourage delegates to: 

  • Discuss and develop ideas
  • Develop a practical approach for creating process maps and writing SOPs
  • Understand how to use process maps in SOPs effectively
  • Discuss how process mapping for preparing SOPs can be applied to process improvement for SOPs

Course Tutors

Tutors will be comprised from the list below:

David Butler
Director of Quality, Safety, Health & Environment, LGC Ltd

Laura Brown
Director, Laura Brown Training and Development

Recent Feedback

"I found the process mapping very interesting and I can see how I will be able to introduce these skills in to my work."
"It was clear by breaking down processes in to flow diagrams and SIPOC charts how this can make them much clearer to understand."

Course Programme - please note this programme is for our face to face course and an amended version will be sent out once details are finalised.

 

 

Day 1 - Process Mapping 

 9.00 Welcome, Introductions and Course Objectives
Why Companies manage by process.
 10.00 Exercise 1 - First Steps
Mechanisms for process mapping, levels at which it can be applied, and the roles and responsibilities of process owners.
 10.30 Exercise 1 - Feedback 
 10.45 Break
 11.00 Mapping Processes
The stages involved in mapping processes including how to construct a SIPOC chart. 
 11.45 Exercise 2 - Mapping A Process
A first opportunity to practice your new process mapping skills. 
 12.30 Exercise 2 - Feedback 
13.00  Lunch 
 13.45 Using Metrics
Selecting and using metrics to monitor and improve processes. 
 14.30 Exercise 3 - Practice in Process Mapping
Creating Process Maps from multi-source information.
 15.15 Exercise 3 - Feedback 
 15.30 Break 
 15.45 Common Pitfalls 
Common problems and tips for good Process Mapping.
 16.15 Demonstration of Process Mapping on a PC 
 16.45 End of Day Wrap-up and Q&A 
 17.00 Close of day 
 

Day 2 - SOP Writing 

 9.00 Review of Day 1
 9.15 What Makes A Good SOP? 
10.00 Exercise 4 - Discussion of Options for Format, Structure, Level of Details of SOPs and the Use of Process Maps for SOP Writing
A case study example of good SOP which uses a flow chart/process map.
 10.45 Exercise 4 - Feedback 
11.00 Break 
 11.15 Preparing the content of an SOP Using a Mind Map Process 
 11.30 Exercise 5 - Mind Mapping Exercise 
11.45 Exercise 5 - Feedback 
 12.00 Process Maps to Complement the Text for SOPs 
 12.15 Exercise 6 - How to Use Process Maps to Prepare SOPs and Improvement Opportunities 
 12.45 Exercise 6 - Feedback 
 13.00 Lunch 
14.00  Exercise 7 - Using Process Maps to Write an SOP
Applying your process mapping skills as a part of writing an SOP.
 15.00 Break 
 15.15 Exercise 7 - Feedback 
 15.30 Course Review and Follow-up 
 16.00 Close of course 

Course Material

This course will be run completely online. You will receive an email with a link to our online system, which will house your licensed course materials and access to the remote event. 

The advantages of this include

  • Ability for delegates to keep material on a mobile device
  • Ability to review material at any time pre and post course 
  • Environmental benefits – less paper being used per course
  • Access to an online course group to enhance networking

You will need a stable internet connection, a microphone and a webcam. 

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