The Highest-Rated Process Mapping Books Available on Amazon
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There are plenty of free resources available online, (such as Solutions Review’s Business Process Management Buyer’s Guide, BPM Vendor Comparison Map, and best practices section,) but sometimes it’s best to do things the old-fashioned way. There are few resources that can match the in-depth, comprehensive detail of one of the highest-rated process improvement books.
The editors at Solutions Review have done much of the work for you, curating this list of the highest-rated process improvement books on Amazon. Titles have been selected based on the total number and quality of reader user reviews, as well as the ability to add business value. Each of the books listed in this compilation meets a minimum criteria of 40 reviews and a four-star-or-better ranking.
Below you will find a library of titles from recognized industry analysts, experienced practitioners, and subject matter experts spanning the depths of business process management, process automation, process mapping, and supply chains. This compilation includes publications for practitioners of all skill levels.
Note: Titles are listed in no particular order.
The Highest-Rated Process Mapping Books Available on Amazon
Book Title: Process Mapping, Process Improvement and Process Management: A Practical Guide to Enhancing Work Flow and Information Flow
OUR TAKE: Author, Dan Madison, is a principal at Value Creation Partners and has been a consultant and university instructor for over 17 years. This book also features chapters by guest writers Jerry Talley, Ph.D. and Vic Walling, Ph.D. that discuss cross-department process management, among other subjects.
Description: At last, a simple, well-written survey of process redesign that will help you transform your organization into a world-class competitor. Author Dan Madison explains the evolution of work management styles, from traditional to process-focused, and introduces the tools of process mapping, the roles and responsibilities of everyone in the organization, and a logical ten-step redesign methodology. Thirty-eight design principles allow readers to custom-fit the methodology to the particular challenges within their own organizations.
Book Title: Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation
OUR TAKE: The authors of this title, Karen Martin and Mike Osterling, both have years of experience in the business process management industry. Martin is the president of the Karen Martin Group, Inc., a firm that specializes in business performance improvement and Lean management practices, while Osterling offers support to enterprises on their Lean transformation journey.
Description: Whether you are a novice, an experienced improvement practitioner, or a leader, Value Stream Mapping will help you design and operate your business more effectively. And if your organization already uses value stream mapping, this book will help you improve your transformation efforts. In today’s rapid-fire business environment, there are too many problems to be solved and too many opportunities to be leveraged to operate without a highly effective means for accomplishing the important work to be done. Value stream mapping is the missing link in business management and, properly executed, has the power to address many business woes.
Book Title: The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed
OUR TAKE: This book from Michael L. George, John Maxey, David Rowlands, and Mark Price provides summaries and examples of the 70 most important tools in Lean Six Sigma, including “Pull,” “Heijunka,” and “Control Charts.” Additionally, the book offers a quick reference on using the DMAIC improvement cycle.
Description: The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook blends Lean and Six Sigma tools and concepts, providing expert advice on how to determine which tool within a “family” is best for different purposes. Packed with detailed examples and step-by-step instructions, it’s the ideal handy reference guide to help Green and Black Belts make the transition from the classroom to the field. Lean Six Sigma is today’s leading technique to maximize production efficiency and maintain control over each step in the managerial process. With “The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook,” you’ll discover how to propel your organization to new levels of competitive success–one tool at a time.
Book Title: BPMN Quick and Easy Using Method and Style: Process Mapping Guidelines and Examples Using the Business Process Modeling Standard
OUR TAKE: Bruce Silver, the author of this title, has been providing BPMN training since early 2007 and is seen as an authority in the industry. Silver was also a member of the BPMN 2.0 technical committee in OMG, and his website is a popular source for news and commentary about BPMN matters.
Description: Based on training over 4000 students, this book zeroes in on the elements process modelers need to know in order to create Good BPMN: usage of the important shapes and symbols; the Method, a systematic procedure for translating process details gathered in stakeholder workshops into properly structured models that communicate the process logic clearly and completely; and style rules, additional conventions that make the process logic evident from the printed diagrams alone.
Book Title: Lean Mastery Collection: 8 Manuscripts: Lean Six Sigma, Lean Startup, Lean Enterprise, Lean Analytics, Agile Project Management, Kanban, Scrum, Kaizen
OUR TAKE: This collection of books from Jeffrey Ries includes eight titles designed to help readers master Lean methodology and become an expert. The collection begins with a beginner’s guide to Six Sigma and ends with a title regarding Kaizen for small business startups.
Description: Included in this collection are the top books to help you improve, grow and master your skills on Lean Methodology. Change the way that you do business. This book collection will help you reach near perfection in the products that you sell, the customer service that you provide, and the lack of waste that you achieve.
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