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Book details
  • SubGenre:Management Science
  • Language:English
  • Pages:180
  • eBook ISBN:9781620955802

Raiders of a Lost Art

Reinventing the Art of Business Process Excellence

by Dr. Milton Mattox

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RAIDers of a Lost Art, is the first book of a series. It is about a four-phased business process created and implemented in the late 90s by the author. The four phases are: Receive, Analyze, Implement and Deliver. The first letter of each phase spells RAID thus the four-phased process methodology is called by that name. The key attributes of the RAID process methodology are Repeatability, Measurability, Flexibility and Simplicity. People who implement the RAID process are called RAIDers.
Why do some companies and their leaders avoid implementing more efficient processes? Is it due to the illusion of saving time and money? These questions and many more are answered in this thought-provoking book by Dr. Milton Mattox. Creating process structure in organizations is a bit of a "lost art." Many leaders believe that there just isn't enough time to spend on creating repeatable, measurable, flexible, and simple processes; neither do they believe that to do so is a good return on investment. Typically, today’s business focus is to get products and services to market as quickly as possible. Dr. Mattox shows that process improvement can and should be much simpler. With the goal of simplifying process implementation and improvement, the author has developed a process workflow, RAID: Receive, Analyze, Implement, and Deliver. During the dot-com boom of the 1990s, the art of process improvement was lost. RAID is an attempt to help organizations find the lost art of process rigor. The book is thus entitled RAIDers of a Lost Art. Fortunately, the author shows that searching for the lost art of process rigor is certainly not as challenging as searching for the lost Ark of the Covenant.
About the author
Dr. Milton Mattox is an author, senior-level business executive and technologist who has worked with some of America’s most acclaimed companies. An expert in software engineering, information technology, and quality process management, he continues to practice the process methodologies outlined in this book successfully to increase return on investment.
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