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"The narratives, flowcharts, diagrams, and other written materials that explain how a system works."
A written step-by-step explanation of system components and interactions.
Data Flow Diagram (DFD)
"A graphical description of the source and destination of data that shows data flow within an organization, the processes performed on the data, and how data are stored."
A graphical description of the flow of documents and information between departments or areas of responsibility within an organization.
"A graphical description of the relationship among the input, processing, and output in an information system."
A graphical description of the sequence of logical operations that a computer performs as it executes a program.
"Represents the flow of data between processes, data stores, and data sources and destinations."
Represent the transformation of data.
A temporary or permanent repository of data.
Provides the reader with a summary-level view of a system.
"An Analytical technique used to describe some aspect of an information system in a clear, concise, and logical manner."
Early flowchart supplies - hard plastic template (diecut)
Internal Control Flowcharts
Document flowcharts that describe and evaluate internal controls.
Devices or media that provide input to or record output from processing operations.
Either shows what type of device is used to process data or indicate when processing is performed manually.
Device used to store data that the system is not currently using.
Flow and Misc. Symbols
"Indicate the flow of data and goods. May also include where data begins/ends, where decisions are made, and when to add explanatory flowcharts."