Creating Business Processes Checklist

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Creating Business Processes Checklist

Creating business processes can be difficult to get just right. Here we have put together a checklist to guide you in things you should think about when creating business processes.

Processes are not a one off task but a continuous process of improvement. 

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What makes a good business process?

Creating Business Processes Checklist

Simple Processes

Business processes should be made as simple as possible this will help avoid points of error in execution process.

Complexity in processes can make it difficult to follow. Also making it more difficult to follow, inspect, analysis and control.

Robust Processes

Process development must include making sure the processes are robust.

Consider conditions, environmental factors and different circumstances.

Document Processes

Great business processes need to be documented.

This can be either written or electronic.Business Process Management software like Checkify can offer a solution.

Without documentation it becomes unwritten information of tribal knowledge.

Documented processes allows each process to be completed the same way every time.

Controlled Processes

Process must be executed in a well managed controlled way. Enabling the process to be completed the exact way every time and reduce errors.


Communication between each participant in the process is essential.

Everyone needs to understand their role within the process.

Mistakes and Error Proofing

Safeguarding against mistakes and errors in the process execution.

Prevent defects and errors and detect as soon as possible. Prevent avoidable mistakes.

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Processes designed to prevent human errors

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FAQ's about Process Management
  • Why Business Process is Important?

    Business processes are important because they are a step-by-step guide that describes how things are done in the best possible way and makes it easier to focus on improving business processes.

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  • What is Business Process Management BPM / BPMS?

    It’s your step-by-step plan for achieving your business goals.

    Business process management is just like a recipe. It includes all the vital ingredients and instructions to take your important business activities from start to finish successfully and on time. But instead of a delicious chocolate cake at the end (unless you’re a bakery owner, of course), your finish line could be a product ordered and shipped to a satisfied customer.

    Read More: No-nonsense guide to Business Process Management – and how it can make your business more awesome

  • Business Process Management Benefits

    Business processes are integral to the growth and success of any company. They set the blueprint or checklist for various activities, allowing employees to carry out small repeatable tasks towards a specific objective. Knowing what business processes are and developing them effectively are different things.

    Read More: Business Process Management Benefits

  • Business Process Design

    Business process design should structure business processes  into three types

    • Operational process

    • Supporting process

    • Management process

    Read More: Business Process Design: Three Main Types

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