Design a Flowchart for a Process

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Week #1 Individual Assignment
Design a Flowchart for a Process
Rebecca Thornley

OPS 571 University of Phoenix
June 22, 2010

Design a Flowchart for a Process
Everyday, people perform daily processes as part of their regular routines and many of them may consume a great amount of time. In this paper, a specific process has been identified and a flowchart has been designed to show the various factors that affect the design process as well as the specific metric that identifies the measurement process. By designing a flowchart for this process, the desired result is to identify how the amount of time involved can be minimized while also making the overall process more efficient. Factors Affecting Process Design

The factors affecting the process design include:
1) “Do I get up promptly?” OR “Do I hit the snooze button on the alarm?” 2) “Do I have my clothes ready for work?” OR “Do I need to decide what to wear in the morning?” 3) “Is there a great deal of traffic or congestion?” OR “Is the traffic moving smoothly?” Each of these factors can greatly affect the process design because of their potential impact on the overall amount of time expended. Some additional steps in the process design which have less impact on the overall efficiency of driving to work include: 1) Shower

2) Brush teeth
3) Fix hair
4) Do makeup

Identified Metric
The one metric that has been identified to measure the process is time. The flowchart will incorporate the identified metric for every day of the workweek being studied. The following times listed are for the data collected for work week #1: Monday, (6-14-10)Time expended: 25 minutes

Tuesday, (6-15-10)Time expended: 20 minutes
Wednesday, (6-16-10)Time expended: 19 minutes
Thursday, (6-17-10)Time expended: 15 minutes
Friday, (6-18-10)Time expended: 16 minutes
Total time expended in Week #1: 1 hour 35 minutes
Flowchart for Process
The following flowchart has been...
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