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Process Mapping

To find out what exactly some business entity does, who is responsible for the result, to what standard some business process can be completed so it does not take too much time and resources as well as how the final success of some business process can be determined can be all mentioned within the so called “business process mapping” as all of the mentioned activities are connected to this kind of process.

The main aim of maintaining any business process mapping is to make it possible assist different organizations working in many different fields of business activity to become more effective and so to make more money and to become more successful. To get to the mentioned goal can be possible by having a detailed and clear business process map. Such drawing can be also a diagram, so as long as it allows the outside firms to come in and look at if the improvements are made to the process being implemented right now, then the drawing representing such process may be called to be within the “business process mapping” activity which is known to be taking a specific objective helping to compare and measure it alongside the organization's objectives itself. Those, who are involved in the implementing the “business process mapping”, have to make sure that all of the processes within some particular organisation are aligned with this organisation’s values as well as its capabilities.

The first similar to “business process mapping” structured method for documenting the process flows was developed by Frank Gilbreth in 1921. It was the “flow process chart” created within the presentation called the “Process Charts—First Steps in Finding the One Best Way”. All the tools Gilbreth used were integrated into industrial engineering curricula and already in 1930 an industrial engineer began to train different people, occupied in different fields of business activity. His name was Allan H. Mogensen and he used the mentioned tools of the industrial engineering at his Work Simplification Conferences in New York and already in 1944 there were first graduates of the Mogensen's class, including Art Spinanger who took the tools back to “Procter and Gamble” company where he developed their so called “work simplification program” called the “Deliberate Methods Change Program” and Ben S. Graham who became a Director of the company called “Formcraft Engineering at Standard Register Industrial”. The last mentioned graduate adapted the flow process chart to the “information processing” by developing the so called “multi-flow process chart” for displaying many different documents as well as the relationships among them.

Thus, “process charts” and “business process mapping” can be used as synonyms. They became much more popular after the mentioned events because of the simplicity the provide for making it easier to understand the business world for those who are interested in beginning a new career in one of the existing fields of the business activity. All process maps as well as process charts can nowadays be simply used in any section of business and life activities in general.

The main steps within the process of improvement within the process mapping are, first of all, the processes of the identification, including identifying scope, objectives, work and players’ areas. It is also very important to gather the needed information such as process facts of what, where, when and who is involved in such processes. Such information can be taken from the people who do the work within the company which activity is being analysed. Once the first two steps are done, the it is possible to actually start the Process of Mapping itself be converting the given facts into a process map creating the process charts in this way. Next step is analysis which assumes the work through the already created map, challenging each step with such questions as “what-why?”, “where-why?”, “when-why?”, “who-why?” and “how-why?”. After, there’s a need of developing the existing or installing the new methods if needed. All work at this step involves eliminating the unnecessary work, combining the existing steps, re-arrange them and add, if needed, the new one where it is necessary.

The final step would be managing the process itself by maintaining the recently created process map in library, reviewing the routinely and monitoring the whole process for making the changes in it, if needed, in order to achieve such business goals, as the business process improvement, arranging training for its staff, clarifying the process as well as the workflows within some organisation, conducting the internal audit within the company, clarifying the roles of each of the workers and following the Regulatory rules for achieving the compliance.

Process mapping very well known to be capable to support different developments, overlapping with the needed software development incorporating tools by attaching metadata to activities, triggers and drivers for providing at least some automation of the software process coding.

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Example 1. Process Mapping — Wikimedia Development and Deployment Flowchart

Usually Business Process Mapping is a quite complex process which requires a lot of time, efforts and design skills. But now you have an excellent possibility to concentrate on your work, not on the design process thanks to wide variety of predesigned vector objects grouped in 3 libraries and included in Business Process Mapping Solution.

All these objects are vector, so you can resize them without loss of quality, change their color to make your maps, diagrams and flowcharts more interesting, bright and attractive.

Process Mapping - Proposed Patient Appointment Procedure

Example 2. Process Mapping — Proposed Patient Appointment Procedure

If you work in the software engineering company or simply deal with such kinds of analysis mentioned in this article, then you might face a need of creating a smart process chart to use for illustrating the results of the analysis on. Making such chart may be useful to have ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and drawing software. This product of CS Odessa extended with solutions from ConceptDraw STORE (which also can be always downloaded from this site) is the one simplifying its users works with making such drawings as process mapping, as well as many other schematics.

Process Mapping - Distribution Flowchart

Example 3. Process Mapping - Distribution Flowchart

The samples you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM process mapping software using the Business Process Mapping Solution for ConceptDraw Solution Park. An experienced user spent 10-15 minutes creating each of these samples.

In each of the solution of the new product of CS Odessa — ConceptDraw STORE — you can always find the pre-made examples of the most commonly used drawings to have them as your drafts for editing and so getting your own smart and simply great looking diagrams, charts, flowcharts, maps, plans and many other schemes.


Process Flow Chart Examples →

Process Flow Chart is a visual illustration of overall flow of activities in producing a product or service. How do you make a Process Flow Chart usually? Drawing process flow charts, diagrams and maps is quite complex and lengthy process, especially if you draw free-hand. But now thanks to the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts solution from the "Diagrams" area of ConceptDraw Solution Park this process became simple and fast. A confirmation of this can serve many Process Flow Chart examples included in Flowcharts solution.Process Flow Chart Examples *
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Create Response Charts →

Visual navigation through the stages of a response process helps you locate specific actions to be taken via Action Mind Maps. Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM and ConceptDraw MINDMAP for organize the process of response for interactions occurring in social media.Create Response Charts *
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Pyramid Diagram →

ConceptDraw Pyramid Diagram software allows drawing column charts using predesigned objects or drawing tools.Pyramid Diagram *
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Flow Map →

A Flow Map is a type of thinking maps which help easy organize and understand information. It consists of the set of boxes and arrows, and visually displays a sequence of events. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Flowcharts Solution from the "Diagrams" Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park allows you to draw in a few minutes the Flow Map of any degree of complexity.Flow Map *
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The Sales Process →

The Sales Process is a complex approach for selling a product or service which assumes many steps including the sales planning, realization of the sales marketing and management strategies, sales process analysis, etc. Now we have a ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software extended with unique Sales Flowcharts solution from the Marketing area of ConceptDraw Solution Park which ideally suits for the planning and realization the company's sales process.The Sales Process *
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How To Create Restaurant Floor Plan in Minutes →

As restaurant industry is growing rapidly nowadays, researches show that almost half of the adults have worked in a restaurant or a cafe. Moreover, many of them dream to start their own someday. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of time to write a business plan and to find a great location, although some know how to create a restaurant floor plan in minutes or how to plan budget effortlessly. Hiring employees can also cause a lot of headache, but this is crucial for further success, because every guest comes to restaurant for a good service and delicious food. It is also worth noting that restaurant concept is also important, because it defines target audience and influences the menu. This diagram represents the floor plan of an ongoing sports-theme establishment - restaurant, cafe, or other food service. A number of widescreen monitors installed along the perimeter provide visitors the opportunity to follow the course of a match from anywhere in the dining room of restaurant or cafe. The most of sports fans believe that food and alcohol is a big part of any sports show. That is why the dining room takes the most space - almost 60% of the total establishment space. Nearly all sports fans consume beverages while watching sports - beer, soda or water at least. Thus, the restaurant floor plan designers added a large lavatory there. Moreover, project developers considered unnecessary the gender division of such delicate place - perhaps they guess that only men are watching football, or believe that alcohol will eliminate the most of gender differences.Restaurant Floor Plan
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Examples of Flowcharts, Org Charts and More →

There are numerous articles about the advantages of flowcharting, creating business graphics and developing different charts. Nevertheless, these articles are almost useless without the main component - the examples of flowcharts, org charts and without a fine example, it is difficult to get all the conveniences of creating diagrams. You can find tons of templates and vivid examples on Solution Park. This illustration shows a variety of business diagrams that can be created using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM. It comprises a different fields of business activities: management, marketing, networking, software and database development along with design of infographics and business illustrations. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM provides a huge set of sample drawings including business process modeling diagrams,, network diagrams, UML diagrams, orgcharts, DFD, flowcharts, ERD, geographical maps and more.Examples of Flowcharts, Org Charts and More *
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Blank Scatter Plot →

This sample shows the Scatter Plot without missing categories. It’s very important to no miss the data, because this can have the grave negative consequences. The data on the Scatter Chart are represented as points with two values of variables in the Cartesian coordinates. This sample can be used in the engineering, business, statistics, analytics, at the creating the financial and other types of reports.Blank Scatter Plot *
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Stakeholder Management System using Onion Diagram →

Stakeholder management is a critical component to the successful delivery of any project, programme or activity. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software. Now, thanks to the Stakeholder Onion Diagrams Solution included to the Management Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM became also unique stakeholder management system design software.Stakeholder Management System using Onion Diagram
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Wireframe Examples →

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software. Extended with Website Wireframe solution from the Software Development area, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM became the ideal software for prototype and design professional looking websites wireframes. Website Wireframe solution offers at your disposal wide variety of wireframe examples and samples which confirm this.Wireframe Examples *
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