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Introduction to describing systems


Introduction to describing systems

Introduction to describing systems

This guide provides further detail to support the Describe system activity, which is part of the Examine phase of the SSA process. It gives an overview of the different kinds of methods available for describing systems graphically. It also offers some advice on how to select a method. People who are unfamiliar with system mapping are still recommended to start with process mapping as described on the Describe system page.

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The Introduction to Describing Systems gives further information about different ways of describing systems