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The Diagrams Book by Kevin Duncan

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17  THE BOX PROCESS

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• The Box Process enables any work system to be explained simply.

• Each box contains a stage of work to be done. The descriptions inside them should be short and clear, and durations can be added to each if helpful.

• Each stage is linked by a directional arrow that shows what happens next, and it is important that the sequence is accurate.

• In this example there are nine stages, moving from information gathering through working theories to implementation and feedback.

• A cost per stage can be added to each box to help clarify the value of each.

• A process needs to have a minimum of three stages to make the chart worthwhile; ...

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