Introduction to the Most Commonly Used Diagrams
A brief description of commonly used diagrams. The most commonly used diagrams are flowchart, chart and graph, floor plan, electrical diagram and project chart.
A flow chart is an useful tool dealing with common task. It is
create common flowchart, top-down diagrams, information tracking diagrams,
process planning diagrams and structure prediction diagrams.
Cause and Effect Diagram identifies major causes and breaks them
into sub-causes and further sub-divisions (if any). It is usually preceded
by cause-and-effect. Also called fishbone diagram (because
of its resemblance to a fish skeleton) or Ishikawa diagram.
Cross-Functional Flowchart shows the relationship between a
business process and the functional units (such as departments) responsible for
A Data Flow Diagram (DFD) is a graphical representation of the
"flow" of data through an information system, modeling its process aspects. It
can also be used for the visualization of data processing structured design.
IDEFO stands for Integration Definition for Process Modeling, a
public-domain methodology used to model business and their processes so they can
be understood and improved. IDEFO diagrams typically include these components:
Context diagram, Parent/child diagram and Node trees.
Mind Map is used to visually outline information.
Mind Mapping can better help to analyze, understand, summarize, recall and
generate new ideas, simply by a structure created around a single word or text,
and added by associated ideas, words and concepts. Mind maps are considered to
be a type of "spider diagram".
Specification and Description Language (SDL) Diagrams are used
to show specifics of a process. Using many different nodes to show more details
in the process, SDL diagrams are made up of the system definition, blocks, and
Total Quality Management (TQM) is a comprehensive and structured
approach to organizational management that achieves best quality of products and
services through using effectively refinements in response to continuous
feedback, and through using them effectively in order to deliver best value for
the customer, while achieving long term objectives of the organization.
A Workflow Diagram is a simple form of Flowchart depicting the
flow of tasks or actions from one person or group to another. It typically
consists of a set of symbols representing actions or individuals connected by
arrows indicating the flow from one to another. Workflow Diagrams provide a
general overview of any business process which is useful for documenting the
workflow of that process.
Charts and Graphs are great because they communicate information
visually and easily.
HR and PR staff might find a lot of useful templates in Form
Design for creating and editing company sheet, envelope samples and name cards
Marketing Charts and Diagrams
Marketing charts and Diagrams are used to create drawings for
process modeling, benchmarking, simulation and improvement, path routing, time
and cost analysis, activity-based costing, product portfolios, scope and
marketing mix, production life and adoption cycles, market and resource analysis
and pricing matrices.
Directional Map can be used for designing urban planning,
accident report, photogram, transportation engineering and description of
meeting and activities. It contains transportation and maps transit shapes, such
as highways, parkways, intersections, road and street signs, routes, railroad
tracks, transit terminals, rivers, and building etc.
Geographic Map is applied for professional mapping of multi-national
Office Layout is especially useful for office layout designing. Different
templates of Office Layout depicting details from one area to another area in an
office will maximize efficiency and planning for user's task.
Organization chart graphically represents the management structure of an
organization, such as department managers and non-management employees within a
company. This chart is valuable in that it visualized a complete organization,
by means of the picture it presents.
Personalized Calendar can be both convenient and interesting for users to
schedule work and life, replacing traditional calendars by freely editing
emphasizing attentions and project limits on any day, in any month and in any year.
Gantt Chart is a type of bar chart that illustrates a project schedule from
start to finish date of terminal and summary elements of the project.
Professionals can record task and calculate data in Gantt Chart with relevant
task button in Edraw templates.
PERT Chart refers to Project Evaluation and Review Technique Chart, which is
designed to analyze and represent tasks involved in completing a given project.
Timeline is typically a graphic design showing a list of events labeled on
points where they would happen. Timeline template provides a linear model
representing events in annual planning report and projects development etc.
General Diagram Types - Overview
Six Major Flowchart Elements
Types of Business Diagram
Types of Project Management Diagram
Types of Software Diagram
Types of Network Diagram
Types of Organizational Chart
Types of Business Form
Types of Engineering Diagram
Types of Floor Plan
Types of Maps
Types of Science Illustration
Types of Database Diagram