Process-Based Tools

  • Arthur M. Langer


Chapter 3 discussed the concept of the logical equivalent, justifying and defining it by showing a functional decomposition example using data flow diagrams (DFD). In this section, we will expand upon the capabilities of the DFD by explaining its purpose, advantages and disadvantages (described later as the Good, the Bad and the Ugly) and most important: how to draw and use it.


Data Element Structure Query Language State Transition Diagram Data Dictionary Functional Decomposition 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur M. Langer
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  1. 1.Division of Continuing Education and Special ProgramsNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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