A logical routine or procedure for accomplishing or approaching something. It is predictable and organised as opposed to a haphazard approach, which is prone to overlook certain essential things because there is no regular sequence or process. Just because there is an established pattern this doesn't necessary mean this is the best or only method – with the desired objective as the goal, think through the various stages and scenarios for it may be time to explore a different approach. Due to ongoing advancements in research and technology the methods of processing evolve too.

See also: effective/efficient, habit, organisation/organised, routine.