This video discusses some of the issues that can surface when you create the context diagram, as well as common mistakes that can be made when developing the diagram and how you can avoid them.
- I like to believe that context diagrams…take us from initial unconscious incompetence,…I don't know what I don't know,…through conscious incompetence,…I now know that I don't know,…to conscious competence,…I now know and it starts to show.…Investigating how organizations come together…becomes easier once all the pieces fit into place.…As always with diagrams,…there are risks in averting too much from reality…by leaving important things out,…or focusing so much on trying to include everything…that the diagram loses part of its value…by being too complex.…
I want to share a few pitfalls that you can easily fall into…when creating context diagrams.…The most common is getting too detailed.…Rather than having a flow for each interaction,…you can simplify your diagram by listing all types…of interactions on a single flow.…These are called processes.…These processes can each be analyzed separately…and drug down to a more detail when we create…the next level of detail in the functional flow diagram.…
Let's take an example of an organization…
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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