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Business Skills

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There are certain business skills that every professional needs to enhance their career. The good news is that you probably already have some - and the rest are easily learned. So, whether you're looking for a promotion or boost your appeal to potential employers, the professional skills in our business skills range will help you seal the deal.

We have selected the following short online courses to enhance your business skills. Courses are 1-2 hours long, but the effect will last a life-time. We believe, once you know better, you can do better.

Process Excellence


Leading business 'guru' Deming stated that "85% of the reasons for failure to meet customer expectations are related to deficiencies in systems and processes…rather than the employee. The role of management is to change the process rather than badgering individuals to do better". In this course we look at how to better manage, improve and design processes to address Deming's concern. We cover what processes are and how they operate in a business, how to recognise the state of maturity of process management in your business, and to measure and report the performance and state of each key process. We then go on to consider the methods for improving and designing processes for optimum performance, before finally looking at the drivers of successfully deploying Process Excellence.

CPD Points: 1.5

CPD Duration (hours): 1.5
Access: 12 months from purchase date
Price: R625

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course you will:

  • Have a grasp of the three dimensions of process excellence
  • Be able to assess the maturity of process management in your organisation
  • Understand the four key states of a process and the impact of variation and defects
  • Understand how to calculate Process Sigma
  • Have a appreciation of the DMAIC and DMADV methodologies of improving and designing processes
  • Know the key factors impacting successful deployment of process excellence.

Authored by: Dr Vince Grant FCMA, CGMA

Vince is the Director of Catalyst Consulting, is an expert in six sigma methodologies, and regularly trains Black Belt and Master Black Belt programmes. He had international senior executive experience at Hewlett Packard before forming Catalyst.
A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon successful completion of the online course.

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Lecturers for this Course

Danie Marais
P1 Performance Operations, Cape Town
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Muzi Sithebe
 F3 Financial Strategy, Sandton
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