This video discusses some of the issues that can surface when you create the cross-functional flow diagram, as well as common mistakes that can be made when developing the model and how you can avoid them.
- If you're going to do it right,…do it right the first time.…No truer statement has been made as you start delving in…to the lower details of the way an organization…undertakes their daily activities.…Modeling these activities and collecting them together…create a valuable reference library.…Though the library may be of no use if you stock the shelves…with languages that you can't read and understand.…Cross-functional flow diagrams are most commonly used…to capture the flow of activities throughout…the end-to-end business process cycle.…
This is because they provide a great overview…of how work flows between functional areas,…and usually have enough detail to be useful…in analyzing gaps, inefficiencies, and complexities.…Because of this, there is a tendency for business analysts…to start here without truly understanding the full context…of the functions that are trying to document.…This is an easy trap to fall in to.…If you don't do your homework, you will find yourself…chasing your tail, validating and cross-checking, and,…
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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