In one of our previous articles, we described Procelite’s ability to visualize the existing dependencies between tasks or activities and automatically aggregate them into business processes (“Bottom-up” approach). This very powerful feature lets you get a grip of areas that earlier appeared chaotic and unmanageable. With Procelite, you always have an up-to-date view on every process or task and visibility and how it impacts on the activities that you track. This enables the person in charge to make timely management decisions to prevent issues from happening, improving overall process efficiency. The feature is fully automated and available 24/7 without any additional effort or investment from Day One.
This article will focus on the “Top-to-bottom” approach that is much more familiar for those who is responsible for Project Management or business processes design (Target State). You would usually apply this approach when there is already good understanding of what should be achieved, how it should be achieved and by whom.
Procelite offers two interface variants to manage the design:
You will find a complete suite of Project Management functionality in Procelite: Gantt charting, automatic calculation of start and end dates based on dependencies and durations, automated rule checks, several options to deploy/assign activities (rapid and manual when you have better control and can manage last minute changes) and any other features. In addition, Procelite offers many innovative features that can dramatically simplify and improve how Project Managers and Business Process Architects work.
One of the main predicates - and at the same time challenges of Project Management and Business Process Design is a need to clearly understand all the project or process activities, dependencies, risks, dates, responsibilities, in advance in order to design and plan properly. That is not always possible, especially for the complex initiatives or when work is happening in a very turbulent environment. Another challenge which may be seen is - if change happens when the work is already in progress, as that requires substantial effort to adjust the overall program and can bring another layer of complexity: first of all, it should be recognized in a timely manner, informed decisions must be taken, design updated including all dependencies and finally the change should be re-negotiated and agreed with all parties involved.
Procelite is a powerful management tool that merges Project Management with Task & Business Process Management, giving you the best of both worlds and delivering much more.
You can explore Business Process Design and Project Management using Procelite. We would be glad to hear feedback from you as we strive to ensure that our product is driven by user-identified needs and remain a leading tool for the Project Management and Business Process Design.