DOCUMENTING ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS. The Activity Diagram Symbols. Solid circle. Start of the process in an activity diagram. Rounded rectangle. Event, activity, or trigger. Continues line. Sequence from one event or activity to the next. Dotted line. Flow of information between events.
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Solid circle. Start of the process in an activity diagram
Rounded rectangle. Event, activity, or trigger
Continues line. Sequence from one event or activity to the next
Dotted line. Flow of information between events
Document. Represents a source document or report
Diamond. A branch
Table. A computer file from which data may be read from or recorded during business events
Bull’s eye. End of Process
Preparing the Activity Diagram Steps
Read the narrative and identify key
Events. Before overview activity
Diagram, must recognize events.
Annotate the narrative to clearly show event Boundaries and event names.
Represent people or devices participating in the business process using swimlanes
Diagram each event, and show the sequence of events in the business processStep 4
a. Draw a solid circle to represent the start of the process
b. If the event is triggered by an agent outside the organization, show a rounded rectangle for the trigger.
c. Set up a rounded rectangle for the event in the swimlane of the person or department within the organization who is responsible for the event
d. It the event is triggered by an agent outside the organization, connect the trigger (see step b) to the event with a continuous line
e. Otherwise, connect the previous to the current event
with a continuous line
Repeat steps b through e for each subsequent event
f. Draw a bull’s eye to represent the end of
Draw tables (files) created and used in the business process
Error in representing tables and flow of information to and from tables include the following
Annotate the narrative to show activities
Prepared a workflow table
Identify necessary detailed diagrams
For each detailed diagram, perform the following steps
Step 4 from tables include the following
For each detailed diagram, perform the following substeps
Set up swimlanes for the agents participating in the event or events represented in the detailed diagram
Add a rounded rectangle for each activity in the event(s) being documented in that detailed diagram
Use continuous lines to show the sequence of the activities
Set up any docuemnts created or used by the activities in that diagram
Use dotted lines to connect activities and documents
Document any tables created, modified, or used by the activities in the diagram in the computer column
Use dotted lines to connect activities and tables