TUTORIAL: How to use the Process Map visualization tools in MappIT

This tutorial will explain very quickly how to use the visualization tools in MappIT.

  1. You need to select the “Tool” tab in MappIT

  1. From this screen you can select a wide set of tools. Now we will concentrate on the fourth tool named Process Map. This is a tool which organize the business processes in a set of Cards (one card will be a slide). In each card the attribute of a processes and the activities composing the process will be arranged in a graphical layout based on a template that should be prepared in power point before start generating the Process Map. The output is a set of slides in PowerPoint one for each process which looks like the following:

  2. Before starting we need to create a layout template in PowerPoint. For doing this open Microsoft PowerPoint and create a presentation made by 1 slide; then add shape, table and textbox as you want.

       

  3. Now you need to link some (is not required to link all of them) of this items to the Process and Activity attributes that you need to display. In order to do this you need to add text in the shape that you want to link using the following naming convention:
    1. Header_[Process attribute name]
    2. Detail_[Activity attribute name]

     

  4. Finally arrange the graphical style and layout of the template and save it.

     

  5. To start generating the Processes click on the button “Generate Process Map” and then select the PPT template that you have just created:

     

         
     

  6. Now if you click Next the PPT will be generated (the output will be generated in the same folder of the template with the same name followed by a “_Filled” suffix). This is the final result could be for example a Process Map like this:

  7. You can now open the PPT file and change the cards as you want for your presentation purposes.
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