APQC’s Process Classification Framework® (PCF) is a taxonomy of business internally and externally with organizations from any industry. APQC’s Process Classification Framework (PCF) – Cross-Industry and. APQC’s Process Classification Framework® (PCF) is a.

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Case Study After acquiring several autonomous organizations, Transfield Services needed to consolidate its business processes. We do not follow slides for the call; instead, it is a time for you to ask questions and learn from your peers. It proved to be an invaluable tool in lining up the business processes and activities to the Component Model structure. Starting with a process framework or reference model accelerates these activities by giving professionals a basis on which to build.

Our company learned new approaches, along with new ways of doing things that we’ve been able to put in place. If you do not have Excel installed on your computer, then the file will not open. Customization of the framework is typically significant and extensive. To provide a basis for establishing a Unique Identifier the APQC Process Classification Framework PCF provides a standard nomenclature framework of unique identity numbers down to the activity level that is divided into 4 levels.

Most Business Process Tools require that each element has a unique identifier, which is usually assigned by the software. At the outset of all BPM projects participants should agree a standard convention and nomenclature.

Originally envisioned as a tool to aid in performance improvement projects, the framework evolved into the broad taxonomy that it is today. While this is effective, it is time and labor intensive apcq requires significant understanding of both the PCF and the underlying organizational structures and alignments. Get more details about this document and our industry-specific PCFs at www.


APQC Process Classification Framework (PCF) – Cross-Industry – PDF Version

Want more information on applying process frameworks to your organization? The PCF creates a common language by outlining all of the processes practiced by most organizations, categorizing them, and aligning them according to a hierarchical numbering system. Most organizations who overlay the PCF on top of their own frameworks usually procexs so to benchmark with other organizations.

Instead of asking what benefits the framework could provide, ask what the cost of not using this tool would be? However, in my opinion it is better to adopt a standard such as APQC — PCF as it provides a classification system for grouping processes and activities and for establishing a performance framework on which to identify areas of improvement and manage future changes.

Read more about the implementation strategies below to determine your next steps. Posted by David Brown vlassification 5: This cost is essentially the time it would take the process definition team to develop their own process model and obtain consensus from the various stakeholders about the processes included within it. Add comment Login or register to post comments. This is a Microsoft Excel template. Overlayment of a process framework atop existing organizational structures or process models is accomplished through a mapping layer.

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Process Frameworks and Design

Process Classification Frameworks Published: Classificxtion you encounter issues with the download, we recommend right-clicking the download button, selecting “save target as Once you’ve decided adopting a process framework is the best path for your classkfication, browse the Putting the PCF into Action classificagion to get insights on the common adoption and implementation practices, and how to overcome challenges associated with adopting the PCF.


Adopting Frameworks Organizations typically take one of two approaches to adopting a process framework: It is designed as a framework and global standard to be customized for use in any organization. In cases such as this, modifications to the PCF can be minimized and addressed in farmework mapping layer as needed. It is also helpful as a tool for explaining a business in terms of horizontal processes rather than vertical functions. It provides a means for all BPM developers and project participants to establish a consistency throughout the project and set a baseline on which future enhancements and improvements can be measured.

Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Thus, the PCF does not list all processes within a specific organization, and every process listed in the framework does not exist in all organizations. Full adoption of a process framework such as the PCF involves uprooting the organizational structure and making changes to the organization to align with the frameworm in the PCF.

It also forms the basis for a variety of projects related to business processes.

December 8, Author: To further support process definition, benchmarking, and content management activities, APQC provides definitions and key performance indicators for many of the process elements in the PCF.

After acquiring several autonomous organizations, Transfield Services needed to consolidate its business processes. This is a much more frequently observed adoption strategy as the changes can be implemented “softly” and made permanent when and if framwwork business needs justify it.

The framework from APQC has provided us with practical knowledge we can actually apply.