Thoughts on Process Improvements and Process Defining Mechanism

Recetly I joined the ISO firm where we follow the lot of “processes” to adhere the tag of ISO 9001:2000 company.

While no project work has been assigned to me I surfed the net and come up with some points with process definining mechanism.

Lot of people mix up the word of processes and practices.I think “A process” tells us the way of doing the thing while practice is what we had done while following the process.Lets say,We have to follow the software development process then actually the steps to follow this process is (on the broader front)

  1. Requirement Engineering
  2. Designing the system
  3. coding as per the design
  4. Testing
  5. Release
  6. Maintenance

and actually project had followed the practices like this

1.  for requirement analysis or Requirement engineering we had followed the practice of making the Specs doc or some other project had followed the way of making the walkthrough or may be a storyboard etc.

Mechanism to define the Good process should be like this way:

  • Process should be designed such a way that it should come naturally to project and not to seem like imposed over project.
  • self-adaptivity
    Process should be self corrective and have an empirical approach – accepting that the problem cannot be fully understood or defined, focusing instead on maximizing the team’s ability to respond in an manner to emerging challenges.* process should improve the communication(not to cut down the communication) between the team members and give clear understanding of the team members’ role and responsibilities.

lets see what happened next in my project.


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