Best Practice is a management idea which asserts that there is a
technique, method, process, activity, incentive or reward that is more
effective at delivering a particular outcome than any other technique,
method, process, etc. The idea is that with proper processes, checks,
and testing, a desired outcome can be delivered with fewer problems and
unforeseen complications. Best practices can also be defined as the most
efficient (least amount of effort) and effective (best results) way of
accomplishing a task, based on repeatable procedures that have proven
themselves over time for large numbers of people.
Casewise has built a unique library of best practice frameworks,
all of which are highly regarded by many organizations and highly
acknowledged by leading analyst companies. These frameworks have been
designed specifically to help accelerate your organizational operations
and projects easily and effectively.
APQC: Process Classification FrameworkSM (PCF)
The PCF is the world’s most widely used process framework and allows organizations to speak a common language about functions, processes, and activities independent of structure. Updated annually, the PCF is organized into 12 distinct categories, including five categories of operating areas and seven of support areas. Each category contains groups of processes and activities that, when considered as a whole, represent the operations of an organization.
The TM Forum's NGOSS (Next Generation Operations Systems and Software) Business Process Framework is represented by the Enhanced Telecom Operations Map®, also known as eTOM. eTOM is the most widely used and accepted standard for business processes in the telecommunications industry.
eTOM delivers a business process model/framework for use by service providers and other organizations within the telecommunications and related sectors industry. The framework describes the full scope of business processes required by a service provider and defines key elements on how they interact creating a guidebook that has become the common business language for the telecommunications industry.
Casewise has a long and established association with the TM Forum, and serves as the official custodian of the eTOM model. Developed using Casewise’s highly regarded modeling tool Corporate Modeler, the eTOM model serves as a blueprint for process direction and provides a neutral reference point for internal process reengineering needs, partnerships, alliances, and general working agreements with other telecommunication providers. By utilizing the model, telecom organizations can adopt the framework to model, analyze, integrate and streamline their own operations.
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ITIL (Versions 2 & 3)
The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) is a framework of best practice approaches intended to facilitate the delivery of high quality information technology (IT) services.
ITIL outlines an extensive set of business process management procedures that are intended to support businesses in achieving both high financial quality and value in IT operations. These procedures are supplier-independent and have been developed to provide guidance across the breadth of IT infrastructure, development, and operations.
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Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is a process improvement approach that helps organizations improve their performance. CMMI can be used to guide process improvement across a project, a division or an entire organization. CMMI helps "integrate traditionally separate organizational functions, set process improvement goals and priorities, provide guidance for quality processes, and provide a point of reference for appraising current processes.
CMMI is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office by Carnegie Mellon University.
The Supply-Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR) is a process reference model that has been developed and endorsed by the Supply-Chain Council as the cross-industry standard diagnostic tool for supply-chain management. SCOR enables users to address, improve, and communicate supply-chain management practices within and between all interested parties.