Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Process Compliance

A process may act as a guide for project teams based on accumulated best practices from experience, but it may also serve to ensure that essential procedures have been followed. These may be application security practices, corporate governance requirements, or procedures mandated by an engagement, such as health care or government contracts.

There may be a significant investment in engineering rigorous processes which capture these requirements, but they may not be adhered to in practice.

Process compliance has traditionally been assessed through audits, which are costly and often inaccurate. With the emergence of process automation through IRIS Process Live, on-demand compliance reports can be generated from real enactment data.

Teams are empowered to take corrective action earlier rather than discovering problems later where penalties may result. Compliance reports can be provided to customers to document that critical procedures have been followed.

A company that can not only capture important practices, but demonstrate that they have been followed is at a significant competitive advantage for critical projects.

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