In order to draw a process map, some particular symbols are used.
Process Map and Flow Chart Symbols Overview
The start and stop point in the process is denoted by this symbol, and is often known as terminator.
One of the most commonly used symbol in a process map, a process step denotes a task or activity of the process.
It denotes the points where decisions are needed in the process, or generally the phases where there are two options like yes/ no or pass/ fail.
The delays in the process are denoted by symbol D.
Flow Line Connectors:
The movement in the process is shown using the flow line connectors that shows the direction in which the process flows.
The storage and filling variables are shown using an inverse triangle
In order to draw many flow lines crossing each other and making the process map messy, connectors are used to show that one point connects with another. Connectors provide easy reference in the process map.
Out- going off page connector:
It serves as a connector to connect the process on the other page
It represents a formally predefined process.
It represents the process steps that produce a document
The data with respect to the inputs and outputs are shown using this diagram.
This symbol indicates the need for the operator or user to manually feed the required information in the process.
Six Sigma Green Belt Process Map and Flow Chart Symbols Questions
Question: A Belt utilized a diamond symbol in a Process Map she created for the process that was subject to her LSS project. By use of the diamond symbol she was showing a(n) _______________ point in the process.
(D) Repair station
Answer: (C) Decision. Definition question. See the flowchart symbol page here.
Question: Which of the following shapes is used to present a termination point in a flowchart?
Answer: (D) Oval. Definition question. See the flowchart symbol page here.