- Once a process is on paper, it can be delegated or taught, freeing you to do other things or getting help doing this thing.
- The exercise of documenting your process often leads to improvements in the process.
- The more of your process that you can standardize, the less time is spent re-inventing the wheel over and over.
You can choose to do this solo, or you can get a group together and tackle the project together. There is no end to what you can think through this way. To give you an idea, here are some of the processes in our firm that we documented.
- Writing specifications
- Key steps of every phase of design services
- Reimbursable Expenses process (we were leaving over $10,000 per year un-billed)
- Invoicing process (we can get invoices out two business days after the end of the month)
- File naming convention
- Standardized information location
- Typical deliverables per phase
- Typical tasks for each phase of service
- Bidding process
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Updated October 14, 2013