A process-based management system is a network of interrelated and interconnected processes. Each process uses resources to transform inputs into outputs. Since the output of one process becomes the input of another process, processes interact and are interrelated by means of such input-output relationships. These process interactions create a single integrated process-based management system.


We have identified the processes that our management system needs, and have identified their sequence and interaction. We have also identified all the required inputs and expected outputs for each process and the process risks and opportunities. We have assigned responsibilities and authorities for each process and identified the methods needed to manage, monitor, measure, evaluate, and control each process and to provide the resources that each process needs.