If processes were people, the “orphans” would be the homeless kids wandering aimlessly in your business.
Latent processes are basically unmanaged and unattended processes within a business or an organization. These are habitual, intuitive workflows, repeated mostly by memory or without reliable guidelines, often with omissions and mistakes. If there is any business process management in place, these are the workflows left out of its matrix. Related articles: Save the Orphans! […]
A workflow, in terms of process management, is a procedure comprised of a series of steps in order to achieve a certain result. Processes are basically repeating workflows and thus the repetition of a workflow gives rise to so called latent processes. Related articles: Save the Orphans! Every Business Process Should Have an Owner Procesoid’s […]
A process orphan is an informal term used to describe a process left outside of an organization’s process management or matrix. They don’t have a clearly defined owner, nor are they managed in any sensible way. Most orphan processes are latent, meaning that few (if any) people within an organization are even aware of their […]
A process matrix is an informal term used to describe the totality of managed business processes within an organization. There are plenty of forms used to visualize it: a map of business processes, a complex process diagram, a set of documents describing the processes, or some kind of database in a specialized app or piece […]