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 The flow diagram displays the sequence of the activities from left to right. The flow diagram displays the sequence of the activities from left to right.
  
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-With the filter menu located at the top right of the diagram you can display additional information,​ e.g. the input and output work products, the responsible roles, the phases, or the interfaces (= where the current activity flow consumes or produces work products from or for other flows). You can also choose to see the whole diagram on one screen ("Fit to page") for best overview, or with scroll bars for best detail understanding.+With the filter menu located at the top right of the diagram ​<font inherit/​inherit;;#​ffffff;;#​c0392b>​**(2)**</​font> ​you can display additional information,​ e.g. the input and output work products, the responsible roles, the phases, or the interfaces (= where the current activity flow consumes or produces work products from or for other flows).
  
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 === Table === === Table ===
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 The table diagram is best suited to understand the dependencies of the current activity flow with other flows. The activity flow goes from the top to the bottom and per default shows the input and output work products of every activity and the activity flow producing or consuming those work products. The table diagram is best suited to understand the dependencies of the current activity flow with other flows. The activity flow goes from the top to the bottom and per default shows the input and output work products of every activity and the activity flow producing or consuming those work products.
  
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-With the filter menu you can choose to display the suppliers (= producers) and customers (= consumers), the inputs and outputs, or the responsible roles.+
  
 === Grid === === Grid ===
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 The grid view offers a very reduced visualization of the activity flow. It shows the activities in sequence, either through direct predecessor or successor activities, or through inputs and output work products. The grid view offers a very reduced visualization of the activity flow. It shows the activities in sequence, either through direct predecessor or successor activities, or through inputs and output work products.
  
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 +Activities that can be executed in parallel are shown in the same column.
  
-Activities that can be executed in parallel are shown in the same row. 
  
 ==== Work Products ==== ==== Work Products ====
  
-Work products are the inputs for and outputs of activities. They are also part of the **WHAT** ​ dimension. Work products can also associated with milestones to model at which point in time certain work products need to be in a certain state.+Work products are the inputs for and outputs of activities. They are also part of the **WHAT** dimension. Work products can also associated with milestones to model at which point in time certain work products need to be in a certain state.
  
-Stages typically visualizes ​two different aspects of work products:+Stages typically visualizes ​three different aspects of work products:
  
 === Processes === === Processes ===
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 This diagram shows the processes where a work product is produced or modified in and the processes where a work product is consumed in. It provides an overview of where a work product comes from and where it goes to. This diagram shows the processes where a work product is produced or modified in and the processes where a work product is consumed in. It provides an overview of where a work product comes from and where it goes to.
  
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 === Dependencies === === Dependencies ===
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 This diagram shows which other work products depend on the current work product and on which other work products the current work product depends on. This information is extracted from the input and output associations of activities with each other. This diagram shows which other work products depend on the current work product and on which other work products the current work product depends on. This information is extracted from the input and output associations of activities with each other.
  
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 For example, if work product A is an input for an activity that has work product B as and output, work product B is shown as being dependent on A. This view is especially useful for understanding which work products need to be modified or at least inspected if a specific work product was modified during a process. For example, if work product A is an input for an activity that has work product B as and output, work product B is shown as being dependent on A. This view is especially useful for understanding which work products need to be modified or at least inspected if a specific work product was modified during a process.
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 +**States**
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 +This diagram shows the state in which work product is consumed in activities or workflows and the state in which it is delivered at the end of the activity or a workflow.
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 ==== Roles ==== ==== Roles ====
  
-Roles describe **WHO** ​ should perform work in a process. They can be associated with activities, typically in a **RASIC** ​ format: **R**esponsible,​ **A**ccountable,​ **S**upporting,​ **I**nformed,​ **C**onsulted.+Roles describe **WHO** should perform work in a process. They can be associated with activities, typically in a **RASIC** format: **R**esponsible,​ **A**ccountable,​ **S**upporting,​ **I**nformed,​ **C**onsulted.
  
 In projects, programs, or other process instances, roles can be assigned to persons. In projects, programs, or other process instances, roles can be assigned to persons.
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 ==== Phases and Milestones ==== ==== Phases and Milestones ====
  
-Phases and milestones describe the time dimension or the **WHEN** ​ of the process.+Phases and milestones describe the time dimension or the **WHEN** of the process.
  
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 Phases are typically associated with the activities that need to be performed within a specific phase. Milestones describe when specific work products need to be in a certain state. Phases are typically associated with the activities that need to be performed within a specific phase. Milestones describe when specific work products need to be in a certain state.
  
-==== Guidance ==== 
  
-Guidance ​describes **HOW** ​ work in a process should be performed. Guidance can consist of lots of different elements, e.g. practices, checklists, templates, tools, trainings, or simply links to other web resources.+==== Guidance ​====
  
 +Guidance describes **HOW** work in a process should be performed. Guidance can consist of lots of different elements, e.g. practices, checklists, templates, tools, trainings, or simply links to other web resources.
 ===== Understand process element details and associations ===== ===== Understand process element details and associations =====
  
 Every process element, e.g. activity or work product, is described on one page. Every element can have a description and several associations to other elements, e.g. defining the responsible role and the input and output work products for an activity. Every process element, e.g. activity or work product, is described on one page. Every element can have a description and several associations to other elements, e.g. defining the responsible role and the input and output work products for an activity.
  
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 Depending on the size of your screen and your device you might see this information in different layouts: two columns for normal screens, three columns on wide screens, or only one column on small screens or mobile devices. Depending on the size of your screen and your device you might see this information in different layouts: two columns for normal screens, three columns on wide screens, or only one column on small screens or mobile devices.
  
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 ===== Using different perspectives ===== ===== Using different perspectives =====
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 To switch your perspective,​ use the three icons on the top right of the screen or the "​…"​ menu in the mobile view. To switch your perspective,​ use the three icons on the top right of the screen or the "​…"​ menu in the mobile view.
  
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 **<font inherit/​inherit;;#​ffffff;;#​e74c3c>​(1)</​font>​ Viewing**: The viewing perspective is meant to be used by all users. It shows the most important information about a process element, e.g. its description,​ a diagram, and its associations with other elements. **<font inherit/​inherit;;#​ffffff;;#​e74c3c>​(1)</​font>​ Viewing**: The viewing perspective is meant to be used by all users. It shows the most important information about a process element, e.g. its description,​ a diagram, and its associations with other elements.