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Projects and Processes Go Hand in Hand

By Romeo Elias on Sun, Feb 12, 2006 @ 12:27 PM

For many companies, managing projects is really managing processes that are running everyday in their organizations. Processes are the mechanisms that ensure a business generates sales and delivers results for customers. They ensure, among many things, bills are paid, paychecks are disbursed and leases are renewed. The more mature a business, the more processes are standardized, documented and, hopefully, followed.

For many businesses today, enforcing core processes and gaining visibility into their statuses ensures they will be followed, tracked, improved, streamlined with the goal to improve the bottom line by cutting costs. In order to achieve this, managing these processes like projects is key.

Each step of each process is tracked: who owns it, how long does it take to complete, what came before it, what happens when completed, what if it is late, who gets notified etc.? In addition, the entire process is modeled and captured step by step. Once the processes are captured in a project management system, reports are easily generated to identify delays, bottlenecks, resource allocations, costs etc. In addition, the processes are continuously improved and modified to adapt to the business changes. The processes become the intellectual property that differentiates a business from its competitors.

Managing processes like projects is a very powerful discipline and with the right software tools, provides businesses with a competitive edge over their competitors and a level of efficiency that was previously unattainable.
Romeo Elias

Written by Romeo Elias

Romeo Elias is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Intellect, an award winning leader in the SaaS enterprise software industry with a focus on enterprise Quality Management Software and Business Process Management (BPM). Romeo is a visionary executive, thought leader and advocate for business friendly software that requires No Programming and empowers everyone to innovate. Romeo has overseen Intellect's growth from its founding in 2000 to a high growth software company with hundreds of happy customers. Romeo is a patented inventor, entrepreneur advisor, and board member of Intellect. Prior to Intellect, Romeo worked in the consumer electronics space, overseeing the engineering design and development of handheld electronics, and previously was the founder of a web development firm. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and MS in Manufacturing Engineering from UCLA.