Cross-Functional Flowchart Basics
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Sample 1. Cross-functional flow chart - Providing telecom services.
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Business diagrams & Org Charts with ConceptDraw PROWorking with information can be quite tedious, furthermore, some data can be quite difficult to perceive without any graphic representation. So, to facilitate your work, you can use business diagrams, such as simple flowcharts or Gantt charts for project management and orgcharts for clarifying your company structure. You can use a proper software, like ConceptDraw Pro, draw them on paper, or use whiteboards, but it is more convenient to use a digital tool. This diagram shows a cross-functional flowchart that was made fore telecom service provider. A workflow of a common telecommunication service provider has a rather branched structure. Thus, it is useful to have a flow chart to visualize the sequences and interrelations of the work flow steps. Business process flowchart contains 17 processes and 4 decision points,that are distributed through 2 lines depicting the participants involved. Also there are connectors that show the data flow within processes. This flowchart displays a detailed model of the telecom service trading process, as well as all participants in the process and how they interact with each other.
Basic Flowchart Symbols and MeaningWhile creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams, you should use special objects to define different statements, so anyone aware of flowcharts can get your scheme right. There is a short and an extended list of basic flowchart symbols and their meaning. Basic flowchart symbols include terminator objects, rectangles for describing steps of a process, diamonds representing appearing conditions and questions and parallelograms to show incoming data. This diagram gives a general review of the standard symbols that are used when creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams. The practice of using a set of standard flowchart symbols was admitted in order to make flowcharts and other process flow diagrams created by any person properly understandable by other people. The flowchart symbols depict different kinds of actions and phases in a process. The sequence of the actions, and the relationships between them are shown by special lines and arrows. There are a large number of flowchart symbols. Which of them can be used in the particular diagram depends on its type. For instance, some symbols used in data flow diagrams usually are not used in the process flowcharts. Business process system use exactly these flowchart symbols.
Cross-Functional Flowchart (Swim Lanes)When searching for a diagramming tool, we look for a powerful and reliable software that would be easy to use. To mention one, ConceptDraw PRO has all the necessary features to create cross-functional flowcharts (Swim Lanes) quick and effortlessly. You can draw swim lane diagrams in both vertical and horizontal ways. This cross-functional flowchart displays a payroll process. It explains to each participant his role in the process depending on the category, represented with swimlanes. Using this flowchart, every employee can easily find out what he can expect in terms of salary. Generally a cross-functional diagram enables one to take a look at processes with a wider scope and with more precision than simple flowchart. Business process capturing using cross-functional flowcharts can be useful for stakeholders and managers to define clearly the staff's roles and responsibilities.
Cross-Functional FlowchartThere are many tools to manage a process or to illustrate an algorithm or a workflow. Flowcharting is one of those tools. However, it may be difficult to show complex processes that require multiple attributes or several people in a simple flowchart, so a cross-functional flowchart would be a solution for that situation. To create such flowchart, group processes and steps to labeled rows or columns, and divide those groups with horizontal or vertical parallel lines. It is worth mentioning that there are different types of cross-functional flowcharts, like opportunity or deployment flowchart. This diagram shows a cross-functional flowchart that was made for a trading process. It contains 14 processes, distributed through 5 lines depicting the participants who interact with the process. Also there are connectors that show the data flow of information between processes. The cross-functional flowchart displays a detailed model of the trading process, as well as all participants in the process and how they interact with each other. The lines in the flowchart indicates the position, department and role of the trading process participants.
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How to draw a Cross-Functional FlowchartIs it possible to develop a diagram as quickly as the ideas come to you? The innovative ConceptDraw Arrows10 Technology included in ConceptDraw PRO is a powerful drawing tool that changes the way diagrams are produced. While making the drawing process easier and faster.
Cross Functional Flowchart ExamplesConceptDraw PRO extended with Cross-Functional Flowcharts Solution from the Business Processes Area is a powerful software which offers a variety of Cross Functional Flowchart examples. The use of predesigned examples as the base for your own Cross Functional Flowchart Diagrams is a timesaving and useful way.
Cross-functional flowchart Templatesportrait, metricConceptDraw Cross-Functional Flowchart templates include a mix of portrait and landscape metric layouts of the following process diagram types: - Cross-Functional Horizontal - Cross-Functional Vertical - Opportunity Flowchart - Swim Lane Map
Types of Flowchart - OverviewA flowchart is a powerful tool for examining processes. It helps improving processes a lot, as it becomes much easier to communicate between involved people, to identify potential problems and to optimize workflow. There are flowcharts of different shapes, sizes and types of flowchart vary from quite basic process flowcharts to complex program flowcharts. Nevertheless, all these diagrams use the same set of special symbols like arrows to connect blocks, parallelogram to show data receiving or rectangles for showing process steps. Basic flowcharts are used to represent a simple process algorithm. A basic flowchart notation consists of rectangles (business processes), arrows (the flow of information, documents, etc.). The same notation is used in items such as the "decision", which allow you to do the branching. To indicate the start of the entire business process and its termination can be used the "Terminator" element. The advantages of Basic Flowchart are simplicity and clarity. With it you can quickly describe the business process steps. Creating of Basic Flowchart does not require any special knowledge, as easily understand by employees with different levels of education and IQ.
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- Business diagrams & Org Charts with ConceptDraw PRO
- Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning
- Cross-Functional Flowchart (Swim Lanes)
- Cross-Functional Flowchart
- Create Block Diagram
- How to draw a Cross-Functional Flowchart
- Cross Functional Flowchart Examples
- Cross-functional flowchart Templates
- Types of Flowchart - Overview
- Basic Flowchart Examples