How to Create Effective Business Workflow Diagrams?

DLT Labs
5 min readJul 9, 2020
How to Create Effective Business Workflow Diagrams?

Business documents such as a Scope document or an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) document can benefit from diagramming to allow business users to be able to conceptualize what a future-state solution may look like.

The saying that “a picture can say a thousand words” may be cliché, but the saying holds true, especially in the production of business-facing deliverables.

Why do we need to create effective business workflow diagrams?

An effective diagramming of a business workflow can facilitate a clear understanding of the boundaries of a business process. This allows the reader to see where and when the process flow can leave the business process that is being documented.

Such diagrams convey can complex information to your audience or help elicit nuanced details when performing tasks such as requirements.

Diagramming these process flows can be an effective tool that an analyst uses to shed light into the nuances of the business process that may not have been so evident.

There are 3 ways we can create effective business workflow diagrams.

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