17 Flowcharts and Algorithms

17 Flowcharts and Algorithms - FLOWCHARTING SKILLS...

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FLOWCHARTING  SKILLS Visually Representing Process Logic 1
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WHY DO FLOWCHARTING? Economical expression of process logic        “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Independent of implementation Physical or logical processes Supports any programming environment Works well for technical and non-technical people. 2
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WHERE DOES FLOWCHARTING FIT IN SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT? During  Analysis to document current process logic. Design to communicate logic to the implementer. Implementation to communicate with users. 3
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CONSIDER SOME EXAMPLES 4
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Dave Smarsh wants to find out how much money  he will have in his savings account after a certain  number of years (the balance).   He knows: The amount he will deposit the interest rate he will receive the number of years he will be save his money  Assumption: interest is compounding Develop a flowchart to calculate and print the  balance in a savings account. 5
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