This video shows examples of cross-functional flow diagrams and describes a step-by-step process to create the model.
- Just like a jigsaw puzzle, you need all the pieces…in a project to fit together to create the whole picture.…Creating a cross-functional flow diagram is best achieved…after you have validated the pieces…of your functional flow diagram.…We now take the functional flow diagram,…and drill down into the next level of detail.…Each functional area and all the entities captured…in your functional flow will essentially become…a swim line in your new diagram.…Actors are the stakeholders who will need to perform…the required activities.…
Actors can be either a person, system, or functional area.…Actors are allocated to each of the lanes…down the left-hand side.…Now you're ready to plot the sequence of activities…across the swim lanes.…In a way, what you are doing is unraveling…the functional flow of diagrams in a linear process…with a distinct start and end point.…You will tell the story from where it initiates,…and then illustrate the flow of events, in particular…how they cross over, between each functional area.…
When documenting a business flow, I like to make the diagram…
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- Using common modeling tools
- Determining when to use a particular modeling diagram
- Avoiding the pitfalls associated with each diagram
- Creating diagrams
- Leveraging key stakeholders