How to draw a Deployment flowchart
Traditional process mapping captures the steps of a business process detailing inputs, activity and outputs – deployment flowcharts, sometimes referred to as cross functional flowcharts, take this a stage further by displaying the function group or individual that carries out each step and where interfaces occur between process participants.
While deployment flowcharts are similar to traditional process maps, they are typically constructed as a matrix, this is used to display the various participants and the flow of steps.
When constructed to the right level of detail a deployment flowchart can reveal duplication, waste, overprocessing or unnecessary steps. Therefore such a flowchart is especially useful when targeting inefficiency as the greater level of detail (specifically the movement of activity as it flows) can provide an insight not obtained through traditional process mapping techniques.
Steps in constructing a deployment flowchart
Deployment flowcharts are not overly complicated to construct – they utilize the same shapes and symbols that are used in traditional process mapping activities.
The map is constructed linking each activity together in the sequence of events as they occur. The activity is then placed within the individual or department which carries out the task.
The completed process map thus clearly articulates which team or individual undertakes which activity at which stage within the process.
Examples Deployment Flowchart
Vertical Deployment Flowchart
Horizontal Deployment Flowchart