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Re: What is Importance of flow chart
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2017, 05:13:49 pm »
Flow Chart is concerned with one particular process or system. Flowcharts are an important tool  for the improvement of process. By providing a graphical representation, they help project teams to identify the different elements of process and understand the interrelationships among the various steps.

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Re: What is Importance of flow chart
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2017, 09:58:25 pm »
A flowchart is a formalized graphic representation of a logic sequence, work or manufacturing process, organization chart, or similar formalized structure. The purpose of a flow chart is to provide people with a common language or reference point when dealing with a project or process.

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Re: What is Importance of flow chart
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2017, 09:26:18 am »
Few importance of flow charts for organisation:

Workflow Management and Continuous Improvement

Workflows don't manage themselves. To ensure that you are meeting your customers' needs, you need to take control of your business processes. The first step to workflow management is to define the current state of your processes by creating an "As-Is Flowchart". That allows you to analyze your processes for waste and inefficiency. After you have identified areas for process improvement, you can then craft new flowcharts to document the leaner processes.


Programming

Information technology played a big influence on the use and spread of flowcharts in the 20th century. While Dr. W. Edwards Deming was advocating their use in quality management, professionals in the data processing world were using them to flesh out their programming logic. Flowcharts were a mainstay of procedural programming, however, and with the advent of object oriented programming and various modeling tools, the use of flowcharts for programming is no longer as commonplace as it once was.

That said, even with in the scope of object oriented programming, complex program logic can be modeled effectively using a flowchart. Moreover, diagramming the user's experience as they navigate through a program is a valuable prerequisite prior to designing the user interface. So flowcharts still have their place in the world of programming.


Troubleshooting Guides

Most of us have come across a troubleshooting flowchart at one time or another. These are usually in the form of Decision Trees that progressively narrow the range of possible solutions based on a series of criteria. The effectiveness of these types of flowcharts depends on how neatly the range of problems and solutions can fit into a simple True/False diagnosis model. A well done troubleshooting flowcharts can cut the problem solving time greatly.


Regulatory and Quality Management Requirements

Your business processes may be subject to regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), which requires that your accounting procedures be clearly defined and documented. An easy way to do this is to create accounting flowcharts for all your accounting processes.

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Re: What is Importance of flow chart
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2017, 12:50:38 pm »
Flowcharts are important too use in modelling diagrams. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flowchart

Advantages Of Using FLOWCHARTS:
•   Communication: Flowcharts are better way of communicating the logic of a system to all concerned or involved.
•   Effective analysis: With the help of flowchart, problem can be analysed in more effective way therefore reducing cost and wastage of time.
•   Proper documentation: Program flowcharts serve as a good program documentation, which is needed for various purposes, making things more efficient.
•   Efficient Coding: The flowcharts act as a guide or blueprint during the systems analysis and program development phase.
•   Proper Debugging: The flowchart helps in debugging process.
•   Efficient Program Maintenance: The maintenance of operating program becomes easy with the help of flowchart. It helps the programmer to put efforts more efficiently on that part

Disadvantages Of Using FLOWCHARTS:
•   Complex logic: Sometimes, the program logic is quite complicated. In that case, flowchart becomes complex and clumsy. This will become a pain for the user, resulting in a waste of time and money trying to correct the problem
•   Alterations and Modifications: If alterations are required the flowchart may require re-drawing completely. This will usually waste valuable time.
•   Reproduction: As the flowchart symbols cannot be typed, reproduction of flowchart becomes a problem.

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Re: What is Importance of flow chart
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2018, 01:00:30 pm »
Flow chart plays a vital role for the success of the project. The flow chart can be basically defined as the pictorial representation of activities going to take place in the proposed solution from starting till end. Flow chart comprises of flow of activities with decisions to be taken by the user. The Flow chart makes easy to understand the different events going to take place step by step for every individual involved in the project. The flow chart can be shown to client and it provides better understanding for the project.

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Re: What is Importance of flow chart
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2018, 09:14:52 pm »
Some of the common uses of flowcharts include:

Planning a new project
Documenting a process
Modeling a business process
Managing workflow
 
Auditing a process
Mapping computer algorithms
Data management
Chemical and process engineering
Once the use of the flowchart is known, the next step is to select the best type of diagram to represent it. This could be a basic flowchart, a swimlane flowchart, a value stream map, or any of several other types.

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Re: What is Importance of flow chart
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2018, 05:45:05 pm »
A flowchart is a type of diagram that represents an algorithm, workflow or process.
The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge defines a flowchart as a "Visual representation of the sequential flow and control logic of a set of related activities or actions." They are often employed by Business Analysts as a non-UML process modelling tool.
The major importance of Flowchart are -
1. Process Documentation.
2. Workflow Management and continuous improvement.
3. Programming.
4. Troubleshooting Guides.
5. Regulatory and Quality Management Requirements.

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Re: What is Importance of flow chart
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2018, 05:11:39 pm »
Flowchart
A flowchart is a graphically representation of the structure of process or the step-by-step solution of the problem. 
The Flowchart describes the data flow through an information processing systems.
A Flowchart helps to known wither the work of the process can be improved, allows to find the important  elements of the process and remove steps that are not necessary.
The Flowcharts can have the different levels of detail. The following types that have their strengths and weaknesses:
•   High-Level Flowchart displays the entire system, the most important activities of the process. It also identifies the changes that take place in the process. It is a simple flowchart to construct.
•   Detailed Flowchart represents all the steps, activities that take place in the process. It is a detailed picture of the process that allows to define the problems and the areas of ineffectiveness that must be reworked and improved.
•   Deployment or Matrix Flowchart is a flowchart in the form of a matrix that shows the participants of the process and the flows of steps between them.
         Some main standard symbols are:
•   Rectangle or box is used for representing the activity inside a process.
•   Rounded box is used for representing the event that occurs automatically and causes the next action.
•   Diamond is used for representing the decision point
•   Circle is used for representing the point at which the flowchart connects with another process.
•   Flow lines are used to show the progression or transition from one step to another.
Importance
The Flowcharts are very useful for the programmers, it helps to write the programs of any complexity and on the any high level language.
The Flowcharts allows to programmers simply understand the logic of the complex problems and explain their solution to other people.

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Re: What is Importance of flow chart
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2018, 04:14:29 pm »
Flow chart is a pictorial representation of process which will help us to improve the process. By representing in graphical representation the team can identify the elements of process and understand the interrelationship among the different steps in it.

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Re: What is Importance of flow chart
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2018, 11:00:45 pm »
Flow Chart :

itz very important ta have a flow chart not only that flow chart should be made in such a way where layman can understand ,
Basically
Flowcharts explain a process clearly through symbols and text. Moreover, flowcharts give you the gist of the process flow in a single glance

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Re: What is Importance of flow chart
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2018, 04:36:20 pm »
Flowcharts are visual diagrams or maps of a process. A good flowchart provides a step-by-step description of the process using standardized symbols connected by lines and arrows that illustrate the relationships between steps. Flowcharts aren’t just for computer programmers. They are useful tools for managing business operations, ranging from accounting procedures and manufacturing systems to supply and delivery processes. Creating accurate flowcharts can be a lot of work, but the benefits make it worth the time and energy.


Communication and Training

Flowcharts improve communication. For example, when a change is made in a manufacturing process, an updated flowchart allows everyone affected to easily see the change and how it fits into the overall production system. For training purposes, flowcharts enable new employees to more easily understand how each step moves an entire process forward to completion.


Documentation and Compliance

An important benefit of flowcharts is that they provide documentation of a process. This is useful when problems arise because flow charts let you trace the process from one step to the next. This lets you easily identify when the problem took place. The flowchart also provides guidance for managers overseeing operations and helps ensure compliance with policy and regulations. For example, managers can reference a flowchart of accounting procedures to verify that bookkeeping activities are being conducted according to generally accepted accounting principles.

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Re: What is Importance of flow chart
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2018, 06:10:36 pm »
A flowchart depicts the flow of operation through a programme or process by dividing the system or process into events/activities and presenting the logical relationship between them. A flowchart is a tool for analysing processes, programs or systems

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Re: What is Importance of flow chart
« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2018, 05:05:11 pm »
The Advantages of flow chart are;

1.Communication:
   Flow chart is the better way of communicating the logic of a system to all concerned or involved.
2. Effective Analysis:
   With the help of flowchart, problem can be analysed in more effective way therefore reducing cost and wastage of time.
3. Proper documentation: Program flowcharts serve as a good program documentation, which is needed for various purposes, making things more efficient.
4. Efficient Coding: The flowcharts act as a guide or blueprint during the systems analysis and program development phase.
5. Proper Debugging: The flowchart helps in debugging process.
6. Efficient Program Maintenance: The maintenance of operating program becomes easy with the help of flowchart. It helps the programmer to put efforts more efficiently on that part

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Re: What is Importance of flow chart
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2018, 02:19:46 pm »
Importance of Flow chart:
Communication: Flowcharts are better way of communicating the logic of a system to all concerned.
Effective analysis: With the help of flowchart, problem can be analyzed in more effective way. 
Proper documentation: Program flowcharts serve as a good program documentation, which is needed for various purposes. 
Efficient Coding: The flowcharts act as a guide or blueprint during the systems analysis and program development phase. 
Proper Debugging: The flowchart helps in debugging process.
Efficient Program Maintenance: The maintenance of operating program becomes easy with the help of flowchart. It helps the programmer to put efforts more efficiently on that part .

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Re: What is Importance of flow chart
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2018, 07:56:57 am »
The flowcharts' importance lies in the fact it is a tool and the importance of any tool is to help perform a job. Creating a flowchart can help develop a more comprehensive understanding of how information, data, and ideas flow together. It can also simplify these same components into an easy to understand representation of a complicated structure.