PROCESSES

TEN OBJECTIVES WHEN CREATING A PROCESS DESCRIPTION

You should:

  1. - be clear WHY you are defining it - and who will use the resultant description.
  2. - decide on the best medium to use - eg brown paper, PostIt notes, pen and paper, diagramming software, specialist process mapping / management system software.
  3. - ensure a consistent presentation format (if you are defining a number of processes).
  4. - ensure that you can display and/or print a process description in enough detail for a user to follow the process.
  5. - refer (and link?) to all related information required for a user to understand what to do.
  6. - clarify who is responsible (and who else is involved) in each task.
  7. - (if relevant) identify risks, timings, competency requirements and other measures against each task.
  8. - ensure that you use the same names for roles and documents every time you refer to them.
  9. - recognise that the performance of a number of other processes can be a key influence on a specific process.
  10. The process description should simplify, condense and visualise procedures.

TEN COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT BUSINESS PROCESSES

ANOTHER TEN MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT BUSINESS PROCESSES

TEN REASONS WHY PROCESS MAPPING / MANAGEMENT IS OF VALUE

TEN POINTS TO REMEMBER WHEN DEFINING A PROCESS

TEN MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN DEFINING A PROCESS

TEN OBJECTIVES WHEN CREATING A PROCESS DESCRIPTION

Ian Leaver of independent analyst Forward Look explains "user-centric process management"software.

TEN FEATURES TO CONSIDER FOR PROCESS MAPPING / MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SOFTWARE

PROCESS MANAGEMENT GLOSSARY