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Process Management Lifecycle

The process management lifecycle is a model for the continuous implementation and improvement of processes and business process management in a company. The lifecycle consists of the following six phases:

  1. Process strategy – Develop a plan for process improvement.
  2. Process documentation – Document the processes currently in use.
  3. Process optimization – Optimize processes based on the defined process strategy.
  4. Process implementation – Introduce the optimized processes into the existing process landscape.
  5. Process execution – Carry out the new processes and record their performance.
  6. Process controlling – Use the recorded performance data and key figures to check whether guideline values are being achieved or whether there are bottlenecks and  potential for further improvement.

Why is the process management life cycle important? 

The process management lifecycle represents a structured procedure for the management and improvement of processes, making process management easier overall. It ensures the right people know what has to be done in each phase and what’s coming next. In addition, the cycle is helpful for a company just starting to use strategic, systematic process management, as it clearly lays out all the necessary steps. 

For companies already practicing process management, the process management lifecycle makes it easy to check which phase they are in, what has to be considered, and whether all relevant information and persons have been included. This step-by-step approach guides companies, helping them ask the right questions to improve their processes for maximum business results.


Process Mining Glossary

Conformance Checking    |     Continuous Improvement    |     Event Log    |    Process Controlling     |     Process Deviation    |    Process Discovery   |    Process Enhancement   |     Process Management Life Cycle    |     Process Transparency    |     Process Variant    |    Target Process

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