A Process Flowchart represents a sequence of inputs, steps, actions and decisions that form a process from start to finish. Each step in the process is represented by a specific symbol, linked by lines and arrows to show the direction. The Process Diagram or Chart (also known as a Workflow Diagram) visually represents an entire process or workflow from beginning to end.

Process Flow ChartsProcess Charts, Process Diagrams, Workflow Diagrams etc are powerful business tools for analysing processes, and communicating processes and workflows simply and clearly.

  • Process Chart Applications
  • Project Planning
  • Program Design
  • System Design
  • Documenting Processes
  • Process Auditing
  • Workflow Documentation 

Process Chart Types

  • Swimlane flowcharts
  • Data flow diagrams
  • Influence diagrams
  • Workflow diagrams
  • Process flow diagrams
  • Yes/no flowcharts
  • Decision flows

Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)

Process Flowcharts usually use the set of symbols from the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) standard that have specific meanings and contexts. It is often called a BPMN Diagram.

There are four main element categories in BPMN:

  • Flow objects
  • Connecting objects
  • Swimlanes
  • Artifacts

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