Importance of defining the workflows for project processes
A project team consists of human resources from different functional groups who work as a team for the stipulated period of time to achieve the project goal. They have to work in perfect harmony. These projects have to operate within time and costs constraints. To ensure that there is enough clarity about the job in hand and the interdependencies of the work the team members have to carry out, it is advisable to define a clear process flow of the project activities.
Project process workflows and business process management, are they the same?
In short, a process flow acts as a step by step guide on how to perform a certain process by a certain resource. Sometimes, people confuse it with ‘business process management or BPM’. But there is a difference between these two terms. BPM is a tool to analyse, measure, improve and optimize various processes in operations management. Here we are talking about a simple workflow on how to do a particle project activity and its sequencing. The two screenshots will explain it better.
If an organization can incorporate the improved processes after conducting a business process management exercise, in the project management software workflow, they will be able to reap maximum benefits on their investment in both the BPM and Project Enterprise Management software.