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Business Modeling Diagrams & Tools

Depict company structure with organization chart. Present flow of data with Data Flow Diagram (DFD).

Organization chart

Organization Chart

Draw the company/team structure with classical organization chart. Organization chart represents the people, jobs, positions, their relationships and ranking within an organization structure.

State the positions of units

Use stereotypes to indicate the positions for organization units (e.g.<<Manager>>). Use tags to input any additional properties associated with the jobs.

Restructuring with ease

Move a branch of units to another branch with drag-n-drop.

Add new units, effortlessly

Click-to-add a new sub-unit or a sibling unit. Thanks to the resource-centric diagramming interface, adjacent units are automatically moved without manual touch-up.

Data Flow Diagram

Data Flow Diagram (DFD) presents flow of data within a system. DFD is a classical software engineering diagram for structural design. Level 0 DFD is a context diagram that shows how the system interacts with external entities. Level 1 DFD shows some details of the system.

Functional decomposition of processes

Decompose a DFD process to form a new process level DFD.

Assign unique ID to each process in DFD

Indicate the uniqueness of each process in a DFD by assigning each of them a unique ID.

Data flow diagram
Process map diagram

Process Map Diagram

Represents the flow of business processes within an organization using a Process Map diagram. While modeling middle to large organizational workflow in a single business process diagram is virtually impossible, process map diagram provides you with an overview of business processes. Therefore, process map diagram is a good starting point for top-down modeling approach.

Event-Driven Process Chain Diagram

The Event-Driven Process Chain (EPC) diagram is a flowchart-based diagram designed to layout business processes. This is used in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and for business process improvement.

EPC diagram

Business Concept Diagram New

Provide a less formal and rigorous high-level representation of business processes and organization structure for business audience.

Business Concept Diagram

Textual Analysis

Gather user's requirements as text document, and identify model elements from text. The problem statement editor provides a text editor for entering user requirements. You can extract glossary terms and model elements from text, and continue modeling with the model elements extracted.

Document user problem with textual analysis

Rich text in problem statement editor

User formatted text in describing user problems — font family, font size, bulleted list, table, etc.

Keywords highlighting in problem statement

Important terms that are defined as glossary terms are highlighted in problem statement.

Identify candidate objects from problem statement

Extract actors, use cases, requirements, classes, packages, actions from words in problem statement.

Candidate pane view

Graphical representation of candidate items.

The Textual Analysis tool is invaluable in helping the student analyst make an initial pass over the problem domain and identify candidates for further modeling.

- Prof. William Burrows, Professor, University of Washington, Seattle

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