Where are the controls?
Most maps don't consider controls except as part of a higher level
function. For improvement, audit work, and Sarbanes-Oxley process
documentation, this is a critical oversight.
Controls - Inspection
The Inspection symbol
tells you that the item is being checked to see if it is right
(correct, complete within standard, etc...). A Decision Point
typically follows an Inspection symbol, with at least one of the
alternatives shown as a dotted line. A dotted line represents a
Correction or Rejection routine. As with all the Graham
Symbols, control steps are identified for a SPECIFIC document /
If multiple items/steps represent a
control, that's easily displayed as well. Simply draw a frame around
the objects... and link from the frame (or from any individual
symbol) to a Controls Matrix.
to find work being checked. At the top of the sample process map, an Order
List is being used by the Building Engineer to check the Approval Copy of
the Receiving Ticket (follow the line to the left until you get to the Label
that identifies the item.
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