The following steps show the sequence of events needed to construct a new procedure.
1. Determine need- The most important question is whether the procedure is needed at all. There are many situations where a new procedure is not necessary or cost-effective. You might consider getting approval from the controller or CFO before spending the time on a new procedure.
2. Define boundaries- Determine where the procedure documentation is to start and stop, it is possible only a portion of the process need the procedure.