Flow Charting Made Simple!

What are Flow Charts?

Benefits of Flow Charting

  • The biggest benefit of flow charting is that it has the ability to visualize large volumes of information on a single screen or page that makes the absurd amount of information quite manageable
  • You can analyze all of the different steps involved in the development process very easily
  • With a single glance, you can analyze all of the dependencies of tasks on each other
  • You can give different color schemes to different tasks and processes that make it easier for the managers to interpret that information
  • Flow charts can also help identify the organizational structure of a company to visitors and employees alike. For example, if the structure of a company is portrayed via a flow chart, a visitor will immediately know who to talk to about what and employees can also refer to it when they don’t know who to report in a work emergency or if their manager is not present.

Types of Flowcharts

1. The Process Flowchart

  • Show the way you wake up in the morning and start your day
  • How you finished your university degree
  • How you found your soulmate
  • Draw up different proposals for new projects that would bring great value to the company
  • How a building gets made
  • Map out different roles and responsibilities of different team members within a company so that they would have their work cut out for them.

2. The Workflow Chart

  • Make the business operations of a company clearer to the audience, whoever they might be
  • Discover all of the potential problem areas that can cause hurdles in the development process
  • Train new employees

3. The Swimlane Flowchart

4. The Data Flowchart

  • System Flowcharts
  • Program Flowcharts
  • Decision Flowcharts
  • Product Flowcharts
  • Event-Driven Process Chain Flowcharts
  • Specification and Description Language Flowchart

How Flowcharts are used in different fields of work?

  • They are used to plan coursework and other academic requirements
  • They can organize a group or any individual project
  • They can represent the flow of algorithms used in a software

Sales and Marketing

  • They can be used to plot out the flow of a marketing survey
  • They can chart sales processes
  • They can be used to research marketing strategies
  • They can be used to understand procurement and order processes
  • They can be used to represent all of the tasks that an employee partakes
  • They can be used to develop a business plan

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