A flowchart is used for analysing, processes, programs or systems. The system or process is divided into events or activities, and the logical relationship between them is depicted.
These are the following steps involved in the process of constructing a flowchart:
Identify the process or system to be depicted on the flowchart.
- Identify the process or system to be depicted on the flowchart. (what is the product(result) of the flowchart
- Highlight the various stages involved in the process/system.
- Identify any decisions to be made. (make it obvious to the user that a decision must be made)
- Construct the flowchart bearing in mind that it must begin and end with an oval-shaped terminator. Every flow chart must start with an oval shaped terminator. (It’s like the keys to your house, you need them to open and close the door.)
- If the flowchart does not fit on one page, an off-page connector should be used. (this is like when you were in secondary school and when your exam question followed on to a new page you put P.T.O(please turn over) on the bottom of the sheet)
Use comments at stages of the flowchart which you feel are significant. (To avoid confusion)