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What is Process Delay


Process Delay is a time-relating characteristic that determines an amount of time during which a scheduled process or activity is stopped or idle. It is an unplanned extension in the process’s duration caused by some circumstances that impedes the process’s commencement or continuation.

Delays have rather a negative background because they extend process start/completion date and therefore require more effort to be applied to the process. They produce cost effects which can be measured in terms of time, funds, or a combination thereof. A process that has either postponed start or extended duration will consume more resources, and thereby it will be more expensive for performers to complete the process.

Process delays directly affect process effectiveness and performance. A delayed process is likely to have slower performance and produce less effective results. Such a process needs to be improved in order to eliminate delays and bottlenecks. Here’re some tips about process improvement:

  • Ensure that process duration has no idle time
  • Inspect process tasks and steps for performance bottlenecks
  • Try to minimize number of process tasks and steps
  • Be sure there is no delay at transition points from one process task to another one.

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