Process Improvement – Systems Engineering Principles and Practices

Why Do We Need a Process?

What is it about the word process that makes some very creative and talented engineers, scientists, artists and others cringe? The fact is that even if you are not following a clear documented process, you are still following some sort of process, or steps, to achieve results. Webster defines a process as a natural progressively continuing operation or development marked by a series of gradual changes that succeed one another in a relatively fixed way and lead toward a particular result (Merriam-Webster). If there is already a set of steps in place that lead to results, what is the purpose in documenting and analyzing these steps may be the next logical question. Continue reading “Process Improvement – Systems Engineering Principles and Practices”