194: How to Create a Business Process Manual


We’ve come to the final episode in our 13-part audio masterclass on business infrastructure! At this point, you’ve heard six stories of entrepreneurs and leaders in small businesses trying their best to keep their cool amid chaotic fast growth. If you’ve missed any of those episodes, be sure to go back and listen to them so that you can follow along with the info contained in this episode.

Behind the impressive façade of the businesses featured in this masterclass, lies operational landmines that threaten to destroy everything these founders and leaders have worked so hard to build.

Thanks in part to the consultants they each work with, they’re able to restore order. You were able to get a detailed understanding of the work they do together in six follow-up episodes that serve as D-I-Y tutorials in this masterclass. Each consultant recommended participation in a business process workshop. And that’s what this episode is about – you’re going to get an audio-based front row seat to this workshop and learn how to create a Business Process Manual!

A Business Process Manual, commonly known as an Operations Manual, is a physical or digital collection of documentation that describes your organization’s operations with a level of detail and precision that allows your team to work without your daily presence. It’s also the seventh and final element of the Kasennu framework for business infrastructure.

In this final episode, (host and inventor of the Kasennu framework) Alicia Butler Pierre teaches an 8-step guide on basic principles for identifying and documenting key processes in your organization. Discover how to secure your intellectual property, guarantee consistent product and service quality, and keep your customers happy. You’ll also learn how the Kasennu framework sets you up for success in using advanced process improvement frameworks like Lean Six Sigma.

Monologue: Alicia Butler Pierre, Founder & CEO – Equilibria, Inc.

Location: Atlanta, GA  USA

Air Date: March 27, 2022






Presentations/Case Studies:




Why Processes and Workflows Matter in Small Businesses

The Toyota Way for Achieving Operational Excellence: A Masterclass with Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker 

What is Six Sigma and How Does It Lead to Operational Excellence: A Masterclass with Dr. Frank Barsi

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  • Writer, Producer & Host: Alicia Butler Pierre
  • Podcast Editor: Olanrewaju Adeyemo
  • Video Editor: Gladys Jimenez
  • Transcription: Jodie Maquiran
  • Sponsors: Equilibria, Inc.


More About Host, Alicia Butler Pierre:
Alicia Butler Pierre is the Founder & CEO of Equilibria, Inc. Her career in operations began over 20 years ago while working as an engineer in various chemical plants and oil refineries. She invented the Kasennu™ framework for business infrastructure and authored, Behind the Façade: How to Structure Company Operations for Sustainable Success.  It is the world’s first published book on business infrastructure for small businesses. Alicia hosts the weekly Business Infrastructure podcast with a global audience across 55 countries.

More About Sponsor, Equilibria, Inc.:
Equilibria, Inc. is an operations management firm specializing in business infrastructure for fast-growing organizations. Our mission is to provide access to tips, resources, and proven frameworks that revolutionize the way small businesses operate. We do that through original podcast episodes, blog posts, videos, presentations, workshops, and coaching sessions.




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