This video explains when you would use a context diagram. It includes business scenarios that warrant the creation of the diagram and the intended audience.
- Have you ever been in a situation…where you've had to make a decision quickly…or had someone called to you from another room…and asked you a question like,…"can we make the change now?"…What is it that they want to change, and why?…Before you can answer this seemingly simple question,…you need to ensure you understand the context.…The same is true if you need to analyze a business unit,…or an organization.…Before you can delve into the detail…of what an organization does,…or more importantly, make or suggest changes,…you first need to understand where and how the organization…fits into the big picture of things.…
The context diagram provides a visual view…of how the organization fits within the outside world,…and is viewed at the highest level.…In a way, it becomes the checklist for future analysis…as each component can be analyzed…by drilling down into other detail.…The context diagram is the perfect at-a-glance tool…to show where the organization fits…in the greater scheme of things.…Every organization interacts with external entities.…
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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