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PMBOK Ed.6: Data flow diagram legend
Hello everyone,

I was looking for this figure in the new PMBOK version, but honestly I could not find it. It is listed as figure 3.6 in Ed. 5. Could it be my version of the book? Or is it really missing?

Best regards,

Ruben
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Ruben -

They've replaced the term "data flow diagrams" with "process flow diagrams" and appear to have replaced the old Data Flow Diagram Legend figure with a new "Example Process: Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs" figure.

Kiron
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1 reply by RUBEN ENSALZADO
Nov 28, 2017 1:23 PM
RUBEN ENSALZADO
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Kiron, thanks for your prompt reply!

If they did that, then, I think there is something missing. That diagram does not explain the meaning of the different symbols used in the process flow charts (dark-dashed line, light-dashed line, different process icons, documents, ...).

I know that from the previous version, but some colleagues IPMA certified were asking me if there was not legend for this in the current version. I think I would have to use the figure from ed. 5.

Any thoughts?

Ruben
Thanks for the info Kiron.
I would have to put more time to read the New LOCK PMBOK.

I still hope PMI will wake up and realize a reference document user need to highlight!
Nov 28, 2017 12:28 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Ruben -

They've replaced the term "data flow diagrams" with "process flow diagrams" and appear to have replaced the old Data Flow Diagram Legend figure with a new "Example Process: Inputs, Tools & Techniques, and Outputs" figure.

Kiron
Kiron, thanks for your prompt reply!

If they did that, then, I think there is something missing. That diagram does not explain the meaning of the different symbols used in the process flow charts (dark-dashed line, light-dashed line, different process icons, documents, ...).

I know that from the previous version, but some colleagues IPMA certified were asking me if there was not legend for this in the current version. I think I would have to use the figure from ed. 5.

Any thoughts?

Ruben
Ruben -

I don't think the 5th edition figure will help (on top of that, PMI will prevent you from using old figures if you are a REP) as the DFD styles have changed between the editions.

For example, there's no differentiation between inter & extra-knowledge process flows - only appears to be one type of dotted arrows.

Kiron
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1 reply by RUBEN ENSALZADO
Nov 28, 2017 4:54 PM
RUBEN ENSALZADO
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Indeed Kiron,

Thanks for your insight. There is a little problem with my screen resolution, and I percibed that the different dashed lines were kept. Also, the only process box that is different in design (like the older external processes) is "enterprise/organization".

Well, I think I am experiencing some resistance to changes :)

Take care,

Ruben
Nov 28, 2017 3:49 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Ruben -

I don't think the 5th edition figure will help (on top of that, PMI will prevent you from using old figures if you are a REP) as the DFD styles have changed between the editions.

For example, there's no differentiation between inter & extra-knowledge process flows - only appears to be one type of dotted arrows.

Kiron
Indeed Kiron,

Thanks for your insight. There is a little problem with my screen resolution, and I percibed that the different dashed lines were kept. Also, the only process box that is different in design (like the older external processes) is "enterprise/organization".

Well, I think I am experiencing some resistance to changes :)

Take care,

Ruben

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