BPTF - Continuous Improvement

This BPTF dimension makes value streams and basic building blocks dynamic. Modeling utilizes standard building blocks and automatically generates models depicting a company’s value chain segmentation.  However, models are always specific and representative of a snapshot in time. 
For example, one model can represent a specific value stream and its standard building blocks at the beginning of an improvement initiative (as-is snapshot). Other models can represent desired designs of the same value stream built from same standard building blocks at various times in the future.  These models enable analysis and facilitate consensus in determining and eliminating the root cause of performance degradation.  Models facilitate and accelerate identification of performance problems even in complex processes with hundreds of tasks and dependencies.
Improvement Projects - ICIM is an integrated methodology embedded within the BPTF framework. Its goal is to link a knowledge reference architecture with a consistent vocabulary for configuring specific VRM improvement efforts. (click here for information)
ICIM specifies a number of useful techniques and methods that can be utilized to deliver results of each BPTF phase. How to determine Priority Dimensions, how to compile ValueCards, how to assess Value Dependencies, construct VRM level process flows, assess semantic structure of the XRMs, etc. are all BPTF specific techniques derived from several well established methodologies for continuous improvement - namely Lean, Six Sigma and Systems Engineering. Value Chain Inc., provides comprehensive training and certification programs for individuals who want to fully utilize BPTF within their organizations.