Unit 3: Interpreting and Creating Process Diagrams

Unit 3 is composed of several lectures, one for each diagramming method.  Lecture a, Interpreting and Creating Process Diagrams: Introduction - provides an introduction to these concepts and reviews information from Unit 2, Lecture b. Based on feedback from practitioners, we recommend using two methods (data flow diagrams in Yourdon notation, and flowcharts). In Lecture a, we review the process aspects that each diagram type covers.  In separate presentations, we cover each diagram type.  For the two recommended methods, the presentation covers concepts and skills from reading and interpreting the diagrams to actually creating them.  For the rest of the diagrams, we cover only background, use, and notation, i.e., the presentation prepares the student to read and interpret the diagram but not to create them.