circle shows the starting and ending points of a process.
Any step or
activity that needs to be completed during the work process (except
decision points and documents) are boxed. Each box should contain
a short description of the step or activity being performed.
are represented by diamonds. Draw a diamond around any step which
involves making a decision between two choices, where the next step
"depends" on something (e.g., yes or no, etc.).
Circles with a
letter (A, B, C, etc.) in them are used as a "connector"
from one step in
a flowchart to another. Typically used when a portion of a flowchart
cannot fit easily in the space available.