PROCESS MANAGEMENT GLOSSARY
Process analysis is the discipline of understanding business processes.
It involves an understanding of business processes, including the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes. The purpose and activities of process analysis are explored. A decomposition of process components and attributes, analytical techniques, and process patterns are also covered. The use of process models and other process documentation to validate and understand both current and future state processes is explored. A variety of types, tools and techniques are included within this Knowledge Area.
Source: Business Process Management Common Body of Knowledge (BPM CBOK, 2009), The Association of Business Process Management Professionals