Process Principles refer to a range of fundamental rules, norms or values that determine what is desirable and positive for a process and how an assigned person or team should perform this process. They explain the person/team what is right and wrong for the given process and identifies an accepted or professed rule of action or conduct the person/team should follow during process implementation.
There are seven basic principles for a typical process:
- Input-output. Any process has inputs and generates outputs through consuming necessary resources.
- Resource consumption. A process consumes necessary resources to transform available inputs into desired outputs.
- Guidelines. Any kind of process is managed and performed under a set of specific guidelines that rule the process’s management and performance.
- Duration. Any process is an activity that is undertaken over a certain period of time.
- Hierarchy. A process includes a range of elements (sub-processes, procedures, tasks) that are combined into a process hierarchy.
- Continuation. A process can be repeated or recreated two or more times. It is performed on a continuous basis.
- Consistency. Any process is performed well if it is consistent; process elements are consistent to each other and performed in an organized manner.