Documenting Business Processes and Information Systems
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A business process can be visualized with a flowchart as a sequence of activities with interleaving decision points or with a data flow diagram as a sequence of the system’s components.
This course in Documenting Business Processes and Information Systems enables the learner to develop skills in reading and producing business logic and data work flow diagrams. The student will learn about the sources, destinations and storage of data, and also how data flows among the components of a flowchart or diagram.
The course will be of interest to business professionals who would like to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of documenting business processes, data work flow diagrams and entity-relationship data models.
Module 1: Reading Data Flow Diagrams
Reading Data Flow Diagrams - Learning Outcomes
Physical Data Flow Diagrams
Logical Data Flow Diagrams
Reading Data Flow Diagrams - Summary
Module 3: Reading Entity-Relationship Diagrams
Reading Entity-Relationship Diagrams - Learning Outcomes
Reading Entity-Relationship Diagrams - Summary
Module 2: Reading System Flowcharts
Reading System Flowcharts - Learning Outcomes
What is a System Flowachart?
Common System Flowcharting Routines
System Flowcharting Guidelines
Reading System Flowcharts - Summary
Module 4: Documenting Business Processes and Information Systems - Assessment
At the end of this course the learner will be able to: - Read data flow diagrams; - Describe the terms “balanced” and “top-down partitioning”; - Read a systems flowchart; - Read entity-relationship diagrams.
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