Process Logic is a cause-and-effect explanation of a process. It expresses all the principal definitions and arguments that appear to be true for the process and its events, causes and circumstances. It is the basis for identifying and defining the process to understand what makes the process start, how this process is performed, and what effects it produces.
Process logic can be described as a combination of the following items:
- Reasons, which trigger the process
- States, which describe progression of the process
- Effects, which determine the outcomes produced by the process
Process logic is best planned and presented by using graph tools. Flowchart is the most popular tool that illustrates the logical flow of a process. For example, flowchart of the procurement process describes a decision-based (logical) algorithm of the process’s activities such as Specification, Negotiation, Acquisition, Delivery, Consumption. This flowchart makes up the process from the beginning to end. It describes the logical flow of the activities and explains the reasons and effects of the process.