Process Analysis

Process analysis looks at process improvement from an organizational and technical perspective. According to the PMBOK® Guide, process analysis follows the steps in the process improvement plan and examines the following:

■ Problems experienced while conducting the project

■ Constraints experienced while conducting the work of the project

■ Inefficient and ineffective processes identified during process operation

One of the techniques of process analysis includes performing root cause analysis. (I talked about root cause analysis in the Identify Risks process in Chapter 6.) While you're examining problems and constraints, for example, you should look for what's causing the problem. The result of this exercise will allow you to develop preventive actions for problems that are similar to the problem you're examining or that have the similar root causes.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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