Process Termination refers to a formal procedure for ending, blocking or shutting off a certain process due to some issues so that further operational use and implementation of that process is stopped. It means the process is discontinued either permanently or for a certain period of time until the issues are successfully resolved. In case the process is terminated permanently it can be regarded as either failed because the issues can’t be addressed, or successfully completed because its initial goals and purpose are achieved so there’s no more need for continuation.
The procedure of process termination is used in various fields of management. For example, in business management it determines a number of steps for blocking business processes from permanent or temporary existence, depending on outstanding issues and status of desired goals. In project management it means a way for making formal closure of project activities and phases.
There’re two types of process termination. These types are:
- Normal. When a process is terminated normally this situation means the process has addressed desired goals and expectations so further implementation becomes unreasonable.
- Abnormal. A situation when a process is stopped or blocked abnormally for a certain period of time means that there’re some problems with the process or its parts so further implementation is not possible until the problems are successfully resolved.