Why Excel processes should be people-independent?
Limiting the dependency of operational and repetitive processes on those who execute them is, surprisingly, what makes organisations people-centric. It also helps to accumulate the know-how.
What is a truly people-independent process?
It is a process that could be quickly taken over by another person without contact with those that previously executed it and without any unnecessary effort to obtain the relevant know-how.
What does it mean for processes involving Excel use?
Whether it regards financial reporting or business intelligence, every process is composed of tasks. They require technical skills, industry-specific expertise and collaboration with others. Each such a task could be deconstructed into specific requirements and then brought to a lower level of difficulty and complexity.