(Noun) Any activity or group of activities that takes an input, adds value to it, and provides an output to an internal or external customer.
Note: There is no product and/or service without a process. Likewise, there is no process without a product or a service.
Original Source: Business Process Improvement: The Breakthrough Strategy for Total Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness, H. James Harrington, May 1991, published by McGraw-Hill Education
(Noun) A flow of activities that receives input and transforms it into output – either a product or a service.
Original Source: Open Business Architecture (O-BA) Part II: Preliminary Standard | Doc. No. P171
(Noun) An ordered, countable set of activities; an event-driven, value-adding sequence that can be measured and improved.
Original Source: Digital Practitioner Body of Knowledge™ Standard | Doc. No. C196
(Noun) A sequence of activities that together achieve a specified outcome, can be decomposed into sub-processes, and can show operation of a business capability or service (at the next level of detail).
Original Source: TOGAF® Standard, 10th Edition | Doc. No. C220