What Is a Process

A process is best defined as who (is doing what), where, when, and how to reach a certain goal (see Figure 8.1). Because processes are the foundation of successful projects, it is important to develop those processes that reflect the organization's unique strengths and work patterns. In project-oriented organizations, project management serves as the core process, which integrates the development/deployment practices to complete projects successfully. The use of project methodologies is the most significant factor in project management today.

Figure 8.1: What is a process?

Methodologies impose a disciplined process on the project life cycle with the aim of making the execution and completion more predictable and more efficient. This is done by developing a detailed project framework with a strong emphasis on other project areas such as planning, design, procurement, finance, acceptance testing, and so on (see Figure 8.2).


Figure 8.2: Effect of processes on a project.
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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