Process Flow Charts

A Process Chart 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.

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

Process Chart Types

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

Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)

Process Flow Charts 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:

  • Connecting objects
  • Flow objects
  • Swimlanes
  • Artifacts