Scheduled Process is a pre-planned business process that is assigned to run on a specified date and under specified conditions on available business facilities. Scheduling of processes is a way to address the degree of concurrency which should be supported during one period of time (this can be done with a purpose of reducing competition for resources, such as equipment or manpower). If processes run without a schedule, without coordination, then this situation can result into overloads or underperformance of resources, hence some results will be delayed.
Different scheduled processes can belong to different projects that are established upon facilities of the same organization, so they have to share common resources in a way not harming each project’s interests. A scheduled process can be established by an authorized person or a competent process manager who can put processes in queue based upon a schedule of workloads and current objectives of organization – this is done to prevent customer dissatisfaction and to ascertain efficiency of the organization’s facilities (to avoid overcharge and underperformance).