How about if you could easily see the benefits of your process improvement work? Would that help your organization make better changes? Well it can be done and it can be done easier, faster and cheaper than by using your current process mapping approach.
If I had a pound for every time an analyst or PM or any other role said to me “we are not very good at the benefits side of change” I would be a very rich man.
Ultimately no matter what approach we are taking to process improvement, the benefits of the change are one of the most important things to get right and by that I mean understood. We are not applying Agile, Lean, Waterfall, Design Thinking, Lean Start Up, Six Sigma or Kata (to name but a few approaches) to our organisations services, systems and processes as an academic exercise. Ultimately, we are trying to get an outcome or outcomes and these generally relate directly to benefits.