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Origin of flow charts
Wikipedia's take on it
The first structured method fordocumenting process flow, the &quot;flowprocess chart&quot;, was introduced by Frankand Lillian Gilbreth in the presentation&quot;Process Charts: First Steps in Finding theOne Best Way to do Work&quot;, to members ofthe American Society of MechanicalEngineers (ASME) in 1921.
Wikipedia excludes Lillian Gilbreth here
MindTools.com gets it wrong
American engineer Frank Gilbreth is widelybelieved to be the first person todocument a process flow, havingintroduced the concept of a “ProcessChart” to the American Society ofMechanical Engineers in 1921. Quote fromMindTools.com
Not correct! was Frank and Lillian Gilbreth
Highly doubtful he was first person todocument a process flow
this appears to be a misquote fromwikipedia
LINK TO THE ORIGINAL TEXT
Process Charts: First steps in finding theone best way to do work [ORIGINALTEXT]
Terminator (Start / End)
Process or Activity
Off page connector
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Flow chart Examples
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Why create flow charts?
Important part of Business Analysis
Communicate a process
Understand a process at a glance
Easy to understand
Short learning curve
understand a process
What is a flow chart?
A flowchart is a visual
representation of the sequence of steps and
decisions needed to perform a process. Each
step is noted within a diagram shape. Steps are linked by connecting lines and
a diagram of the sequence of movements oractions of people or things involved in a complexsystem or activity.
a graphical representation of a computerprogram in relation to its sequence offunctions (as distinct from the data itprocesses).
Data Flow Diagrams
A data flow diagram (DFD) is a graphicalrepresentation of the &quot;flow&quot; of datathrough an information system, modellingits process aspects.
Example Data Flow Diagram
Business Process Models (BPM)
Example Business Process Models
Business process modeling (BPM) insystems engineering is the activity ofrepresenting processes of an enterprise, sothat the current process may be analyzedor improved.