The objectives of the Agile Business Process are:

  • Simplify and linearize all management processes
  • Minimize the Lead Time of critical business processes
  • Take all waste to zero in these processes:
    • Zero Rework
    • Zero Overlap
    • Zero Complaints
    • Zero Defects

The ABP model pushes the company to redefine the dependencies that exist between:

  • the Value for the Customer and the process to generate and deliver it,
  • the skills and habits of the people who have to experience the process,
  • the set of new digital and conventional tools to streamline the process itself,
  • the control system that must guarantee the proper functioning of the process.

The ABP methodology works on the Current Status of the process by going to:

  • Identify all the critical issues
  • Define the guidelines for the Ideal State
  • Design a Future State (typically reachable in 3-6 months), highlighting all its benefits compared to the current situation

The areas of improvement to make the process leaner and more effective are identified and quantified, both for the Process Manager and for the Customer.

Then an Action Plan is developed to reach the Future State, consisting of “Quick Win” actions (easy to implement) and the project list with relative costs, time and quality requirements.

Currently there are three management processes that have been involved in the activities of the Axis, engaging our colleagues from different business functions.

The processes analyzed are:

  • Tender Management;
  • Planning of outsourcing;
  • Purchase of new spare parts.

These three analysed processes are part of a pilot project that is allowing us to evaluate the ABP methodology: the results achieved and the expansion plan will be shared during the 1 Company meeting, which will be our mantra for the whole next year.