Process Enterprise

Onsite at client facility

Under license from Hammer & Company

A two-day Hammer Certification class on process governance and enterprise transformation including the PEMM™ framework described in the Harvard Business Review article "The Process Audit". The course covers PEMM™ principles, methods, and skills used for introducing process thinking into functional organizations and sustaining performance once improvement projects have been completed.

Participants will learn to:

  • Assess organizational readiness for business transformation
  • Engage senior executives as sponsors and champions
  • Link process improvement to enterprise strategy and goals
  • Make the case for transformation and spread the word
  • Plan, organize, and manage transformation initiatives
  • Develop process councils and transformation steering groups
  • Foster expertise and culture supportive of transformation
  • Build transformation capabilities and centers of excellence


Duration: 2 days
Location: Onsite at client facility
Date: Set according to client calendar


Individual: $2500 per person (6 person minimum)
Group: $2250 per person (7-15 participants)
Government: 10% discount

We offer a customized version of this training for larger groups. Contact us by email to discuss specifics.



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The Challenge of the Process Transformation

The multi-dimensional impacts of large-scale organizational change ⋅ The five enablers of process as a foundation for change ⋅ Required maturity levels for effective process implementation ⋅ Case studies of company experiences with process transformation.

Is Your Organization Ready for Transformation?

Assessing enterprise capacity for the process transition ⋅ Evaluating the enterprise in terms of four key capabilities ⋅ Establishing needed capability levels ⋅ Recognizing and remedying gaps.

Developing Leadership for the Process Transformation

The nature of leadership required for the process transition ⋅ Case studies of effective and ineffective leaders ⋅ The role of the catalyst in developing leaders ⋅ How to approach and engage leaders as advocates, sponsors, and supporters ⋅ Taking on a leadership role.

Building Expertise and Shaping the Culture

Recruiting staff and building skills for transformation ⋅ Developing values favoring customers, teamwork, responsibility, and change ⋅ Building communities of practice among forward-leaning associates across the organization ⋅ Key intervention mechanisms ⋅ Common pitfalls to avoid ⋅ Creating, staffing, and leading a center of excellence.

Governance for the Transition

Developing and using an Enterprise Process Model to target opportunities and scope end-to-end projects ⋅ The roles of the Process Council or enterprise steering group and the keys to their success ⋅ How to establish accountability through process ownership and a performance dashboard.


The Shape of the Transition

Navigation skills for the transformation journey ⋅ The dimensions of results, enablers, and scope ⋅ Critical factors for a successful transition ⋅ Accelerating enterprise maturity, one driver at a time ⋅ Questions of timing and the coordination of multiple initiatives ⋅ Transformation and IT ⋅ The importance of early benefit realization.

Planning the Transition

The nature and structure of a transition plan ⋅ Balancing an inspiring vision for the long term with a realistic expectation for the short term ⋅ Developing and maintaining the plan. Achieving tipping points and institutionalization ⋅ Common errors and how to avoid them.

Building Enterprise Commitment

Extending process comprehension and engagement across the organization ⋅ Effective techniques for communication and mobilization ⋅ Maintaining commitment for the duration of the transition ⋅ Participants will create a Business Case for Change and plan how to use it to achieve their goals.

Succeeding at Business Transformation

Building momentum through small wins ⋅ Anticipating and overcoming the inevitable difficulties of the process ⋅ How to maintain focus, sustain energy and survive changes in leadership ⋅ Creating a compelling narrative on the inevitability of change.

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