Sample Flowcharts are diagrams or visual representations of the steps taken that make up a process. It is a description of the user experience and the general decisions that have to be made during a process.
Some algorithms are represented best in flow charts to help any user to better understand each step involved in the program or algorithm. Algorithms are computer programs designed for specific use and application. The basics of these computer programs are created first by representation of flow charts. One simple idea may expand into different processes and could only be visually explained through the use of flowcharts.
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How Do You Make a Flowchart?
To start off, the general idea of making a flowchart is to describe a process or action. Having this in mind, the following basic parts comprise a simple flowchart:
- Start – To everything there is a season and a season for every purpose under the sun. So, every activity or process has to start somewhere and end somewhere. A relatively important part of a flowchart is the start. Determining where the process starts signals the beginning of your process flow.
- Process – This is the purpose, the meaning, the gist of everything you are trying to explain. What are the different steps involved? Enumerate them accordingly and in sequence. Take note of every decision or step in between processes that have to be considered as critical or vital.
- End – The end result of such a process being discussed. It is to be noted that there is one ideal end result. It is important therefore to determine decision making process involved before arriving to the end and the different options that may be taken to arrive at the same result or end.
Flow chart examples and management flow chart examples found in the page should be helpful as reference examples in the making of your own flowchart. The samples can be downloaded by clicking on the download button below the sample of your choice.
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Uses of a Flowchart
Originally, flowcharts were made or used to standardize or provide structure to manufacturing processes specially in assembly line manufacturing. Work instructions together with flow charts as additional visual aids provide the backbone for every operation in the assembly line.
These were referred to as process flow diagrams and were strategically placed along workstations to serve as reference along with the work instructions.
Common uses of a flowchart include:
- Project Planning – Flowcharts are especially useful in mapping out a new project. Sequences in a project having an order of steps and accompanying decisions are best visually shown by a flowchart.
- Process Documentation – Having a reference in doing a process makes it easier to replicate results and have the same preferred results every time. This is also important in developing improvements in the process
- Workflow Management – Integration of a process would be easier as setting standard procedures for processes achieves a consistent and quality desired result.
- Data Management – Flowcharts improve communication between the developers and the users. A set standard symbols help each department communicate their respective needs.
- Business Process Models – Having a model to base any business process which results to consistent and predictable outcomes helps cover more areas of activities.
- Process Audit – Flowcharts are similarly used to detect and eliminate potential problems in a system. It is further used in process improvement and in result increasing process efficiency.
- Computer Program Mapping – Flowcharts are a great way to show how a program works and how to troubleshoot common problems
Marketing flow chart examples and basic flowchart examples seen in the page can be made reference in further understanding how to use a flowchart.
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What Is Included in a Process Flow Diagram?
Process flow diagrams were first used in manufacturing firms to detail the steps involved in a process or operation. It is commonly interchanged with the term flow sheet.
Any single section process would include the following:
- Major equipment which includes equipment symbols, names and identification numbers
- Major valves and control valves affecting operation of the system excluding isolation and shutoff valves
- Process piping excluding flanges
- Other system connections excluding minor bypass lines
- Major bypass and recirculation streams maintenance vents and drains
- Operational data
- Names of process streams
The process flow chart or diagram works by improving the understanding of the flow of information, resources, and people involved in the over-all process of the operation.
It aims to draw out possible sources of errors and corrects these as process improvements. It also helps the better understanding of how each step in the process contributes to the general success of a process. Streamlining of processes can also introduce significant savings in cost and increase efficiency.
Business flowchart examples and sale flow chart examples show the basic elements that comprise a process flow diagram. Be sure to access the files for reference by clicking on the download link button below the sample.
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Tips in Creating a Flowchart
Having a flowchart increases the opportunities of making sure a process ends the same way every time. The following are useful tips in creating an effective flowchart:
- Define the limitations of the process from its start or beginning to the end.
- Decide on standard flowchart symbols to be used.
- Picture out the process as a whole and then break it down piece by piece or step by step.
- Start with a trigger event. Remember to ask what happens first during the process.
- Have a concise and clear description for each step of the process. After each and every step ask what would be happening next.
- Ask input from individuals involved in the process to further get information on what actually happens during a step.
- Cross referencing with supporting information would be useful in backing up results obtained.
- Mark lapses in time and non value adding operations. This would be presented as additional cost saving adjustments that can be made to fine tune the process and save on time.
- End the whole process with the desired conclusion or end point.
Nursing flow chart examples and event flow chart examples shown in the page provide more information regarding the actual creation of a flowchart. Click on the download link button below the sample to access the file.