How to Create a Program Flowchart in Adobe PDF
Organizers take their time to prepare and plan any event program fully. If you are one, the guide below will help you run a smooth sailing program.
1. Choose a Program
Clarify your purpose for doing this flowchart. What event is your organization planning to prepare that needs program management? Have a specific name of the program.
2. Identify the Program Activities
Make a chronological list of the functions involved in the initiation up to the completion of the program. Identify if there are decision points along the flow and inputs and outputs that each phase of the program must achieve.
3. Organize the Activities
With your list of the program activities, start classifying them according to their functions on the flowchart. Refer to the labels you categorize on each program activity. Put the activities inside their appropriate symbols for the flowchart, as explained in the FAQs. Double-check the flow when done. Connect them with arrows accordingly.
4. Test the Flowchart
Flowcharts are to be improved when necessary, so the overlooked problems can be addressed on the next one. They are made to ensure organization to what they are made for. For an event or program for this instance. Run a test for this flowchart by using ita as the guide of the program's flow. Did it cause the program to run smoothly and efficiently? If so, there's no need for improvements. But if you encounter problems, change or enhance the specific activity of the program that needs it.
What are flowcharts?
Flowcharts are diagrams that visualize processes. They depict decisions and their outcomes. Flowcharts are like blueprints. They show how things are done in sequence. They help make, understand, and manage a process in different fields.
How do you know if you need a flowchart?
You need a flowchart when you need to:
1. define a process
2. regulate a process
3. communicate a process
4. identify a problem in a process
5. solve a problem
6. improve a process
Why use flowcharts?
Here are some reasons why you need to use flowcharts.
1. They are easy to understand visual tools.
2. They make communication clear.
3. They make documentation processes faster.
4. They make processes correctly followed.
5. They help estimate a process’ time frame.
6. They help identify the people who should be involved in each step.
7. They help the users focus on the details of each step.
How do we interpret a flowchart?
A flowchart mainly consists of four (4) symbols.
Elongated circles signify the beginning of the flow.
Rectangles represent instructions or actions that need to be performed.
Diamonds emphasize decisions should be made.
Parallelograms show inputs and outputs of the actions made.
These symbols are then connected by arrows to display a flow.