Where are decisions made?
Graham Process Maps show decisions at the record level...where decisions are
executed. Many flow charts show decisions, however, with high-level maps, the
decision 'diamond' is typically some distance from reality --
see an example of a decision
that, superficially, may look okay, but when you dig in just a
little, it raises more questions than it answers.
The item provides information that determines which alternative path to follow at a Decision
Point. There are four decision points in this example. Three of them are decisions about the
approval copy of the Receiving Ticket. The fourth decision is about the Accounts Payable copy
of the Receiving Ticket. Note also that three of the decisions follow inspections
. The dotted lines represent correction routines.