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Flowcharts by Mind Map: Flowcharts

1. Definition

1.1. What is a flow chart?

1.1.1. a diagram of the sequence of movements or actions of people or things involved in a complex system or activity. a graphical representation of a computer program in relation to its sequence of functions (as distinct from the data it processes).

1.1.2. Flowcharts. A flowchart is a visual representation of the sequence of steps and decisions needed to perform a process. Each step in the sequence is noted within a diagram shape. Steps are linked by connecting lines and directional arrows.

1.2. Data Flow Diagrarms

1.2.1. A data flow diagram (DFD) is a graphical representation of the "flow" of data through an information system, modelling its process aspects.

1.2.2. Example Data Flow Diagram

1.3. Business Process Models (BPM)

1.3.1. BPM notation

1.3.2. Example Business Process Models

1.3.3. Business process modeling (BPM) in systems engineering is the activity of representing processes of an enterprise, so that the current process may be analyzed or improved.

2. Why create flow charts?

2.1. Important part of Business Analysis

2.2. Communicate a process

2.3. understand a process

2.3.1. identify improvements

2.3.2. pinpoint inefficiencies

2.3.3. find blockers/bottlenecks

2.3.4. Improve consistency

3. Flow chart Examples

3.1. Business Readiness Flow chart

3.2. Distribution Process Flow Chart

3.3. Invoice Process Flow Chart

3.4. Purchase  Order Flowchart

3.5. Scrutiny Process Flowchart

3.6. Business Scrutiny Flowchart example 2

4. Flowchart notation

4.1. Terminator (Start / End)

4.2. Decision

4.3. Process or Activity

4.4. Annotation

4.5. Document

4.6. Data

4.7. Off page connector

4.8. Separator

4.9. Connector

4.10. The Top 10 Flowchart Symbols you need to know

4.11. Arrows

4.12. Stored Data

4.13. Database