sjones

About Sara Jones

Sara is a Consultant with experience in business process mapping and analysis.

Top 5 Tips for Staying Sane and Productive When Working from Home

By |2020-04-27T11:20:45-04:00April 17th, 2020|

Thanks to the many teleconferencing and remote working technologies available, working from home has never been easier. However, transitioning to working from home can be a major challenge. As a netlogx consultant, I’ve had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including client sites, our corporate office, hotel rooms, coffee shops, airports, cars, [...]

Streamlining and Optimizing Business Process through Holistic Process Management

By |2020-04-16T12:52:09-04:00April 16th, 2020|

As the most critical piece of business operations, business processes show how information flows and work gets done to meet defined organizational goals. To remain successful and competitive, organizations must continuously update and improve their processes. They need to be streamlined, strong, and healthy to reduce costs, increase value, optimize speed of execution, and [...]

How to Create Buy-in: The Intersection between OCM and Process Management

By |2020-04-16T13:17:41-04:00March 13th, 2020|

Organizational changes can be difficult—staff may be apprehensive, resistant, or they may not fully understand the goals of the changes.  When it comes to organizational changes, business process mapping is important to document the current and future state to build comprehensive requirements. But it can also be an important tool for generating enthusiasm among stakeholders [...]

Five Tips for Communicating Between Projects

By |2020-04-16T13:26:30-04:00September 13th, 2019|

Most of our clients have many related projects going at the same time to further the goals of the whole organization. The projects may involve the same groups of stakeholders, subject matter experts, or resources. Learning how to communicate between each component is a necessity.  Decisions made concerning one project can affect the others, so [...]

Competitive Procurement Doesn’t Have to Be an Impossible Hurdle

By |2020-04-16T13:28:22-04:00August 22nd, 2019|

A strong procurement process is very important to ensure that the future project is successful, but competitive procurement can be complicated and labor intensive. You need a thorough and accurate understanding of the scope of work and requirements to ensure vendors can develop accurate proposals. At netlogx, we offer procurement support services to support and [...]

Competitive Procurement Doesn’t Have to Be an Impossible Hurdle

By |2020-04-16T13:38:06-04:00June 27th, 2019|

A strong procurement process is very important to ensure that the future project is successful, but competitive procurement can be complicated and labor intensive. You need a thorough and accurate understanding of the scope of work and requirements to ensure vendors can develop accurate proposals. At netlogx, we offer procurement support services to support and [...]

The Continual Process of Quality Management

By |2020-04-16T13:41:20-04:00May 20th, 2019|

Quality management is important not only to ensure that a final product functions but meets or exceeds expectations and fulfills the requirements defined. Recently I have been managing user acceptance testing (UAT) for a client, which involves: Reviewing accepted requirements Defining test scripts Working with the client team to identify resources to perform testing As [...]

Na Pali Dreams

By |2020-04-23T18:30:12-04:00April 25th, 2019|

Several years ago, I saw a picture of Kauai’s Na Pali Coast and knew I had to add visiting to my bucket list. The Na Pali Coast is a 12 mile stretch of undeveloped shoreline on the northwest side of Kauai famous for the towering cliffs that drop thousands of feet into the ocean. The [...]

Three Process Improvements You Can Implement Now

By |2020-04-16T13:43:47-04:00April 15th, 2019|

Many of our clients use business process mapping and re-engineering (BPMR) in the context of large-scale technology implementations—and for good reason. When you are considering large changes to your organization’s systems and solutions, BPMR is critical to ensure you have a strong understanding of both the As Is processes (what your organization does today) and [...]

Taking one step forward and two steps back

By |2020-03-26T15:37:06-04:00July 9th, 2018|

Technology is a powerful force for improvement. Innovative technology solutions may offer organizations increased efficiency, more user-friendly systems, or opportunities to look at their business from a completely different perspective. With all the new technologies available, it can be tempting to jump straight into adding new tools and functionality to your organization. However, technology is [...]