Processes transform inputs to outputs, using Resources, and display their own performance and Resource (Cost) characteristics.
Illustration: A Process with its three main Component Processes.
1. A Process is a set of actions, carried out by people, nature, or machines (agents), which can be defined by inputs, outputs, a sequenced set of actions and its performance and Resource Attributes.
2. Processes can only be fully understood by including information about the Agent who executes the Process (their Work environment, competence, experience, training).
Process: A System of activities that use Resources to transform inputs to outputs.
ISO 9000, 2000
” represents the repetitive Process
cycle, and reflects the “up arrow” of the Drawn-Icon.
[…] reflects the rectangle of the Drawn-Icon (the Plan-Do-Study-Act sides).
A rectangle with up arrow on left side (illustrated below).
Task *149: A task is not necessarily done by executing a Process (a defined Procedure).
Repetition of task is key to the need for defining a Process.
This Concept entered by Dorota.