Context diagram software
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How to make a context diagram
Select the “Data Flow” shape library or choose a template
Open the Shape Manager and select the “Data Flow” symbols to start from scratch, or select a template to customize from the template gallery.
Place your system in the center of your context diagram
Put your system in a shape in the center of your canvas and label it accordingly. No further information about the interior operations of your system is required.
Add all external entities around your system
Add entity shapes to represent events that may interact with and influence your system. Entities can include other systems, users, data stores, and more.
Add and specify data flows between your system and external entities
Use lines and arrows to indicate the flow of data between your system and each external entity. Specify how data interacts with your system by adding arrows in the direction of the flow of data.
Share your system diagram with team members and stakeholders
Your finished system diagram should be straightforward and simple to understand. Share your diagram with project stakeholders to ensure accurate systems analysis and determine what’s needed to see your project through to completion.