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Context Diagram Template

Context Diagram Template

This template shows the Context Diagram. It was created in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the Block Diagrams Solution from the “What is a Diagram” area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. The context diagram graphically identifies the system. external factors, and relations between them. It’s a high level view of the system. The context diagrams are widely used in software engineering and systems engineering for designing the systems that process the information. Read more

This example of a Top Level Context Diagram for an information system management process was redesigned from the Wikipedia file: IDEF Top-Level Context Diagram.jpg. []
"Graphical notation.
IDEF0 is a model that consists of a hierarchical series of diagrams, text, and glossary cross referenced to each other. The two primary modeling components are:
(1) functions (represented on a diagram by boxes), and
(2) data and objects that interrelate those functions (represented by arrows).
... the position at which the arrow attaches to a box conveys the specific role of the interface. The controls enter the top of the box. The inputs, the data or objects acted upon by the operation, enter the box from the left. The outputs of the operation leave the right-hand side of the box. Mechanism arrows that provide supporting means for performing the function join (point up to) the bottom of the box.
The IDEF0 process.
The IDEF0 process starts with the identification of the prime function to be decomposed. This function is identified on a “Top Level Context Diagram,” that defines the scope of the particular IDEF0 analysis. ... From this diagram lower-level diagrams are generated." [IDEF0. Wikipedia]
The IDEF0 diagram example "Top-level context diagram" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the IDEF0 Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
IDEF0 diagram
IDEF0 diagram, IDEF0,

Data Flow Diagram Symbols. DFD Library

Data Flow Diagrams graphically represent the information transfers and process steps of a system. They visually depict how data are processed by a system in terms of inputs and outputs, how occurs the input in a system, how the data flow through an information system and where they are stored, and how occurs output from the system. DFDs give the overview of the system and models the processes aspects, they are maintained with other methods of structured systems analysis. The main goal of DFDs is achievement of understanding between developers and users. For their construction are used two notations - Gane-Sarson and Yourdon, each of them uses its own set of symbols. Data Flow Diagrams solution from Software Development area extends the ConceptDraw PRO software with templates, samples, and predesigned libraries of data flow diagram symbols for both notations, allowing you easy design the process-oriented and data-oriented models, draw the Data Flow Diagrams, Data Flowcharts, Data Process Diagrams, Information Flow Diagrams, Structured Analysis Diagrams, etc. Read more

DFD Library System

The Data Flow Diagram (DFD) is a graphical technique used for effective modeling and analyzing the information processes and systems. Having at the disposal the DFD library system and newest powerful tools of ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software supplied with Data Flow Diagrams (DFD) solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park, you can design fast and easy the Data flow diagrams, Data flowcharts, Data flow models, Data flow process diagrams, Process-oriented models, Data-oriented models, Data process diagrams, Structured analysis diagrams, Information flow diagrams of any type and complexity. For designing the Data Flow Diagrams in ConceptDraw PRO software are used the simple DFD flowchart symbols from the offered DFD libraries - Data Flow Diagram (DFD) library, Yourdon and Coad Notation library, and Gane-Sarson Notation library. The DFD objects are need to be connected each other by the arrows to depict the data flow from one step to another, that you can do in seconds in ConceptDraw PRO, as well as set desired design of your diagram. Read more

Example of DFD for Online Store (Data Flow Diagram) DFD Example

Data Flow Diagram (DFD) is a methodology of graphical structural analysis and information systems design, which describes the sources external in respect to the system, recipients of data, logical functions, data flows and data stores that are accessed. DFDs allow to identify relationships between various system's components and are effectively used in business analysis and information systems analysis. They are useful for system’s high-level details modeling, to show how the input data are transformed to output results via the sequence of functional transformations. For description of DFD diagrams are uses two notations — Yourdon and Gane-Sarson, which differ in syntax. Online Store DFD example illustrates the Data Flow Diagram for online store, the interactions between Customers, Visitors, Sellers, depicts User databases and the flows of Website Information. ConceptDraw PRO enhanced with Data Flow Diagrams solution lets you to draw clear and simple example of DFD for Online Store using special libraries of predesigned DFD symbols. Read more
"As a discipline, task management embraces several key activities. Various conceptual breakdowns exist, and these, at a high-level, always include creative, functional, project, performance and service activities.
Creative activities pertain to task creation. In context, these should allow for task planning, brainstorming, creation, elaboration, clarification, organization, reduction, targeting and preliminary prioritization.
Functional activities pertain to personnel, sales, quality or other management areas, for the ultimate purpose of ensuring production of final goods and services for delivery to customers. In context these should allow for planning, reporting, tracking, prioritizing, configuring, delegating, and managing of tasks.
Project activities pertain to planning and time and costs reporting. These can encompass multiple functional activities but are always greater and more purposeful than the sum of its parts. In context project activities should allow for project task breakdown, task allocation, inventory across projects, and concurrent access to task databases.
Service activities pertain to client and internal company services provision, including customer relationship management and knowledge management. In context these should allow for file attachment and links to tasks, document management, access rights management, inventory of client & employee records, orders & calls management, and annotating tasks.
Performance activities pertain to tracking performance and fulfillment of assigned tasks. In context these should allow for tracking by time, cost control, stakeholders and priority; charts, exportable reports, status updates, deadline adjustments, and activity logging.
Report activities pertain to the presentation of information regarding the other five activities listed, including graphical display." [Task management. Wikipedia]
The example "Project tasks dashboard" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Status Dashboard solution from the area "What is a Dashboard" of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Project tasks dashboard
Project tasks dashboard, speedometer, gauge, shapes alert indicator, progress indicator, progress bar, 5-state alert,

Managing the task list

Four lessons explaining how to manage your task list in a Gantt chart. You will learn how to adjust your Gantt chart view, how to add/delete tasks or subtasks, how to change tasks hierarchy, how to show/hide subtasks. Read more

Data Flow Diagram Model

Data Flow Diagram (DFD) is a technique of graphical structural analysis, describing the sources external to the system, recipients of data, also logical functions, data flows and data stores that are accessed. The DFD's goal is to show how each process converts its inputs into the outputs and to identify relationships between these processes, at this make the system's description clear and understandable at every level of detail. Historically happened that for describing Data Flow Diagrams are used two notations - Yourdon and Gane-Sarson that differ each from other by graphical representation of symbols. The DFD model, like most other structural models is a hierarchical model. Each process can be subjected to decomposition on the structural components, the relationships between which in the same notation can be shown on a separate diagram. Typically, several DFD models are built when modeling the system. ConceptDraw PRO software enhanced with Data Flow Diagrams solution ideally suits for creation DFD models and professional drawing Data Flow Diagrams. Read more

Data Flow Diagram (DFD)

A Data Flow Diagram (DFD) illustrates the flow of data through an information system, visualizes how the information is handled in terms of inputs and outputs, how the data enter to system and leave it. It is effective to use a Data Flow Diagram for creation the system's overview, to show the system's scope and boundaries. There are two different types of notations for DFDs: Yourdon-Coad and Gane-Sarson, which differ in visual representations for processes, data flow, data stores, external entities, etc. Thus, for example the processes are depicted as circles in Yourdon-Coad notation and as rounded squares in Gane-Sarson notation. Gane-Sarson notation is usually used for visualization information systems and Yourdon-Coad - for system analysis and design. The Data Flow Diagrams solution included to Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park offers a lot of DFD templates, samples and examples, libraries of vector stencils for construction without efforts the DFDs according to both Gane-Sarson and Yourdon-Coad notations. Read more

Data Modeling Diagram

The vector stencils library Activity diagrams from the solution Rapid UML contains specific data modeling symbols for ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software. The Rapid UML solution is contained in the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more

How to Create a Rack Diagram in ConceptDraw PRO

A Rack Diagram represents the rack mounting of network and computer equipment that is installed as a server. Rack diagrams are used by system administrators and network architectors when making a decision regarding the purchase of network equipment. It is used to show how a particular server configuration can be composed, without making its physical installation. ConceptDraw PRO enhanced with the Rack Diagrams Solution can be successfully used for making various rack diagrams. It's important that the solution used to create a rack diagram contains templates that stick to industry standards, and supplies a big selection of device icons to cover multiple types of equipment for a number of network configurations. Read more

How to Perform Presentations in ConceptDraw MINDMAP without Exporting to Other Applications

Tips on how to perform a mind map presentation directly from the mindmapping software. Read more

How to Work with Custom Properties in ConceptDraw PRO on PC

ConceptDraw PRO can store additional, user-defined data that can be assigned to a particular shape. This data is stored in the Custom Properties options. Read more

How to Design a Mockup of Apple macOS Sierra GUI

Since that first Macintosh, Apple have always developed and used their own hardware specific operating system. The fundamental style and layout of the Mac OS X user interface has remained largely in place since the earliest versions, but there have been obvious aesthetic enhancements, and elements of icon redesign to match branding across devices. To design an effective user interface, graphic designers will create visual GUI prototypes, that focus on maximizing the user experience. Uses Interface prototyping is much convenient when you can work through a diagram similar to the OS X design. ConceptDraw PRO allows you to develop Apple OS X User Interface (UI) prototypes using the special templates and vector libraries of the specific user interface elements. ConceptDraw Mac OS X UI solution offers libraries containing the distinct Mac app icons, menu bar graphics, glyph elements and other Mac OS X features — everything necessary to create high standard, professional UI graphic desig Read more

How to Add a Self-Drawn Object to any Library

One of the key elements of ConceptDraw PRO solutions are the libraries, containing a set of associated objects. Using these collections of business oriented vector objects, you can quickly get started making the diagram in the theme you need. The library collection can be supplemented by creating new or editing existing objects. You can create your own unique library just by dragging objects with the mouse. Library objects can be customized and saved for later use. You can change the scaling, color, line weight, label, and even the fill pattern of an object to use in custom drawings and diagrams. Your custom objects even can be searched for the next time you need to use them. Read more