This video discusses some of the issues that can surface when you create the functional flow diagram, as well as common mistakes that can be made when developing the diagram and how you can avoid them.
- Have you ever wondered how many steps there are…in starting a car?…Five, ten?…Fifty, or even more?…If you've done this process many times, you seem to forget…all the little steps that are needed just open the car door.…If someone has not even opened a car door before,…you would need those detailed, step-by-step instructions…to achieve the outcome.…Always keep in mind that the purpose…of functional flow diagrams is to effectively communicate…conceptually to all stakeholder levels…how information, data, and activities…flow to and from external entities…and how they pass between the functional areas…of your organization.…
Having said that though, creating functional flow diagram…can be as much for you then it is for the project.…It is a great tool and a natural progression…from the context diagram.…Whether you need to officially present…this level of documentation to the executives…or you are just trying to nut it out in your head,…like the context diagram, you should have…a clear understanding of your 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