Process Tailoring is a persistent term in some areas and industries, meaning that a project manager takes an existing documented process from an organization’s “arsenal” to tailor (adjust) it for some current specific needs (for example to suit the ongoing project). The results of process tailoring effort are usually captured in the project planning documentation by explaining which parts of the standard process will be (or will be not) utilized, along with all other accepted divergences from the original plan of certain process.
Process tailoring adds more flexibility and speed into ability of an organization to response to new business challenges, such as adopting new projects. It economizes time by enabling managers not to invent and document every process from scratch, but rather tailor (make comparably small changes) the ready-made processes (process templates). The more flexible & unitary these templates are, the easier it will be for the project team to design (tailor) their own solution suiting new specific needs, hence it is advisable for organizations to implement module-based process models enabling a maximal level of administrative flexibility.