Process Team is an organized group of people responsible for implementation of methods and techniques required for carrying out one or more processes. Members of the team are supposed to work collaboratively towards accomplishing process-based endeavors and initiatives.
Process teams are often assembled for projects that are driven by process-based methodologies, for example PRINCE2 and Business Process Reengineering. The idea behind a typical process team is that teammates should focus on an input-output approach to carry out assigned processes. The approach assumes that after team members are provided with some inputs (e.g. data and tools), they try to transform these inputs into desired outputs by consuming or using available resources (such as time, funds, technology etc.). The transformation is carried out under guidelines and rules defined and provided by supervisors and team leaders.
A typical process team usually consists of a number of members who perform the following 4 roles:
- Process Manager who creates a framework for managing processes and provide guidance to the team.
- Technical Leader who leads the team and ensures that the framework is appropriately embedded into the team environment.
- Process Engineer(s) who perform and maintain processes of the framework.
- Assistants who document outputs of the framework.