This video explains when you would use a cross-functional flow diagram. It includes business scenarios that warrant the creation of the diagram and the intended audience.
- I was once a baseball coach with little kids.…At the start of every season we'd go though…the rules of the game.…Stand here at home plate, hit the ball, and run.…Invariably, first-timers would run…the wrong way towards third base.…Some would take off across the diamond to second.…But pretty quickly after they heard…all the other kids screaming and laughing,…they realize that there's an order to baseball…and a sequence to running around the bases…if they wanted to get a home run.…The same idea is useful when it comes…to the cross-functional flow diagram…and getting the sequence of events right.…
The purpose of the cross-functional flow diagram…is to capture and order the activities…that are performed by the various stakeholders…from the initial process commencement trigger to completion.…It tells the story from start to end.…It illustrates a flow of events, in particular…how the crossover between the different functional areas.…Hence it's name, cross-functional flow diagram.…Even at the cross-functional flow level,…
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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