When business justification is not required or when the business requirements complete the 'Document Processes' process begins.
The first Task in the Document Processes process has the Process Documenter determining the type of process map required. Possible types include: Governance, Efficiency, Quality, and Change.
Once the type of map is selected the Process Documenter review the requirements for the process map (or maps). Identify processes where better process knowledge will add value and improve operations. During this requirements review instructions, operating procedures, guidelines, and objectives are all taken into consideration.
Once the requirements for the process map(s) have been reviewed, stakeholder information is needed to reaffirm Management support for the project. The Project Manager reaffirms Management support by ensuring Management understand and supports the project and its objectives.
Using the business process requirements it is important to define management's goals and objectives for the project; and estimate requirements for tools, support and effort. Reaffirming Management support is completed by the Project Manager with the assistance of the Process Documenter and Business Analyst. If there are changes in scope that affect the Processes selected then go back to reviewing the requirements for the process map(s)...
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